The resident of about 100 Niagara Falls homes, whose drinking water runs through lead pipes connecting their homes to city water mains, may receive new tap-ins, courtesy of a state grant.
Niagara Falls received $567,492 under a state Health Department lead pipe replacement grant program, Niagara County Environmental Health Director Paul R. Dicky said. He estimated that would be enough to pay for about 100 lead pipe replacements.
A spokesman for the Niagara Falls Water Board said the board and city officials will work together in deciding where to use the money.
Normally, tap-ins between a main and a house are a property owner's responsibility. The board spokesman said any replacement work with the grant funds would have to be with the owner's consent.