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Lead Filter Program

The City has implemented a Lead Filter Program aimed at protecting the vulnerable population from the ill-health effects of lead in tap water. The City is offering subsidized filtration systems and replacement cartridges that are NSF-053 approved specifically for lead reduction.

To be eligible, you must have a confirmed private lead water service pipe and at least one member of the vulnerable population must reside in the household for at least 6 months of the calendar year. The vulnerable population includes expecting mothers and children under the age of 6 years old.

Water filters are only a temporary measure to reduce lead levels in tap water and the City of Brantford and Brant County’s Medical Officer of Health strongly recommend that property owners should replace their lead water service pipes as the preferred and more permanent solution.

Address Lookup – Water Service Type

The City of Brantford is committed to protect the community against the ill effect of lead, and offers financial incentives to encourage property owners to replace their lead service lines. Enter your address using the Address Lookup; by using this tool you are able to confirm the address has a lead water service line. Please be advised that information displayed is based on City records, which may have occasional inaccuracies.

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

Personal information collected on this form is required to comply with the requirements of the Municipal Drinking Water License issued to The Corporation of the City of Brantford under Part V of the Safe Water Drinking Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, C. 32 and O. Reg 170/03. The personal information will be used to confirm vulnerable persons reside in the household, potential risks of implementation and general remedial or control measures in the implementation of the Lead Reduction Plan for the municipal drinking water system.

Questions about the collection of this personal information should be directed to the Co-orndinator, Water Compliance, 324 Grand River Ave., Brantford, ON N3T 5W9. (519) 759-4150 ext. 5822.

Lead Filter Program Application Form

In order to be eligible, you must have a confirmed lead water service pipe and have at least one member of the vulnerable population living in the household for at least 6 months of the calendar year.

If eligible, your household will receive one (1) filtration system that can be mounted on a standard kitchen faucet (it is your responsibility to ensure that the faucet is compatible with the filtration system) and a calendar year supply of replacement cartridges. Thereafter, you are eligible to receive a yearly supply of replacement cartridges by completing and submitting this application form annually.

Water filters can be used with a standard faucet only

standard faucet spray faucet