Lead Water Service Replacement Grant Program 

The Grant Program is available to all properties in Brantford!

The City of Brantford has initiated a grant program for the replacement of lead water services. It enables property owners who meet the eligibility requirements to access a grant for the replacement of their lead water services.

The grant is a one-time payment of up to $1,000 per water service. Please fill out the grant application form (see forms below) along with a quote from a contractor and return it to the Environmental Services Department to determine if you are eligible.

The City of Brantford offers a lead testing and inspection program at no charge for all properties in Brantford that have or are suspected to have a lead water service pipe. This is a service available between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday (not including holidays). Please contact Customer Service at (519) 756-1360 and specify your name, address, telephone number and availability to schedule an appointment. If you have been approved for the Grant Program, you must schedule an appointment BEFORE and AFTER the lead water service has been replaced as a condition of eligibility for the grant. The lead test must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance before the lead water service is scheduled to be replaced.

Lead Water Service Replacement Flow Chart Process:

  1. Contact contractors for free quotes. It is best to solicit at least 2 or 3 contractors in order to obtain the lowest price. Optionally, here is a list of Licensed Trained Contractors in the Lead Water Service Replacement Grant Program. By no means you must use any of these contractors to obtain the grant, the City of Brantford doesn't endorse any specific contractor.  
    Trained Contractors Phone Numbers
     A & B Contracting  519-758-5053
    Adlam Contracting Ltd. 519-753-5185
    Clean Shot Environmental Services 519-732-6658
    Morley’s Contracting 519-757-7740
    Mr. Rooter 519-756-9547
    Thos. R. Birnie & Sons Ltd. 1877-5-STINKY
  2. Complete and submit the Private Lead Water Service Replacement Grant Application (pdf document opens new window) and include at least one contractor quote.
  3. Within 5 to 7 business days, if eligible, you will receive the City’s Grant Approval Letter. Schedule a date with the preferred contractor only once you have received the City’s Grant Approval Letter.
  4. A lead test must be performed before and after the replacement of the lead water service. Please contact Customer Service at (519) 756-1360 at least three days in advance of the replacement work to schedule an appointment. This is a provincial requirement and not complying with this condition may cancel your eligibility to receive the grant. The lead test fees have been waived.
  5. Complete and submit the Commitment Letter and the Direct Deposit Authorization forms (enclosed with the City’s Grant Approval Letter) within 30 days of receiving the City’s Grant Approval letter.
  6. Residents or contractors performing excavation work must contact Customer Service (519 756-1360) at least 24 hours in advance of replacing the water service in order to obtain a Water Service Connection Permit (no charge).
  7. Submit the Declaration of Work Completion form (enclosed with the City's Grant Approval Letter) and a copy of the paid invoice when the water service work has been completed. The grant money will be directly deposited into your bank account usually within 7 to 10 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Forms and Other Documents

Past Public Information Sessions

Lead WaterPlease join us on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, for a public information session regarding the City of Brantford’s Lead Water Service Replacement Grant Program.

Private contractors and residents are encouraged to attend to learn about the grant program that enables property owners who meet the requirements to access a grant for the replacement of their lead water services.

Location: T.B. Costain -SC Johnson Community, Centre, 16 Morrell Street, Brantford

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