Agreement Nearing For Replacement Of Lead Laterals

2/25/17 – Columbus Water and Light and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are nearing an agreement which will allow replacement of some of the old lead laterals located on private property in the city. Water and Light Superintendent Eric Anthon said that the council will be considering a resolution to accept the DNR grant at their next regular session meeting. Anthon said that Water and Light is already working with James Street reconstruction crews to plan some of the lead replacements after the year-long project begins in March. The three-year DNR grant will allow Columbus Water and Light to spend $300-thousand-dollars over a three-year period for lead service line replacements.