WATER SERVICE LINE MATERIAL SURVEY
The City of Willard is conducting an inventory of all water service lines and we are asking property owners (tenants) to help us determine if the waterline running out of your home is copper, plastic, lead, or galvanized steel. (This is the portion of waterline that comes into your house and connects to the water meter)
Please follow the steps below and then send the results using the link below. The results will be put in our water service line inventory records.
What You May Need
• A house key/screwdriver or something to scratch the line if needed.
• A strong magnet
Steps to Check Your Service Line
1. Find the water meter on your property.
2. Look for the pipe that comes through the outside wall of your home and connects to your meter.
3. Determine the pipe material. This may be obvious if it’s plastic or copper. If so, note the material and follow the link below to report your results.
4. If the pipe material is not obvious, then you may need to scratch the pipe to see if you can expose the material. You might want to sand the pipe as well to help expose the metal.
A. If the pipe material does not feel like metal and when you scratch it, it is the same color in the scratched area, then note plastic.
B. If the exposed material appears to have a copper color like a penny, then note copper.
C. If the exposed material has a silver/gray color, then use a magnet on the pipe. If the magnet sticks, then note galvanized steel. If it doesn’t stick, then note lead.
5. Report your pipe material results using this link:
Water Service Line Material Survey
If you tested your water service line and are still unsure of your service line material, the city will visit your home to inspect your service line at no cost to you. To request an inspection please click the “Request help to verify” button in the link above or call the number below.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (419) 935-6555.