Contractors & Installers

Replace, don’t repair. The only long-term solution to the country’s lead crisis is to remove and replace lead pipes.

Replacing lead service lines will not only provide Americans with clean water but will also support thousands of jobs.

Copper is the preferred material for lead replacement projects. While the installation methods differ from cheaper materials, copper’s long service life ensures customer satisfaction when installed properly. Make sure you're prepared for the opportunity.


  • Best Practices for Underground Copper Piping Installation

    copper tube installation When replacing lead service lines, it is crucial to do a complete service line replacement for both the city and the homeowner lines. Here is a step-by-step guide for properly installing copper service lines.
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  • Copper: The Right Choice for Water Service Lines

    Copper the right choice for water service lines fact sheet thumbnailLead was once the preferred material for water service line installations. Copper and other materials have since taken its place in new construction, as well as in routine replacement. Discover why copper is now the most widely used plumbing material in the developed world. Read more.

  • The False Initial Cost Economy

    service_line_false_economy_fact_sheet.pngAn analysis of the cost comparisons for replacing lead service lines is examined based on the life cycle cost and the total cost of ownership.Read more.

  • Health Effects and Safe Drinking Water: The Real Story

    Copper Health Effects fact sheet thumbnailDespite the fact that copper is regulated by the USEPA Lead and Copper Rule, its consumption is necessary for human health. The ingestion of lead, on the other hand, poses real, chronic health risks. Read more.

Technical Assistance

Because we know the health and safety of your community is utmost importance to you, CDA would be happy to partner with you to provide additional educational materials or technical services to ensure your residents once again have faith in their water system.