The city of Eau Claire is going to start its lead pipe replacement project at Chippewa Street and Second Avenue, and then spread-out to the rest of the city.
The city council last night approved the proposal to steadily replace nearly 800 lead pipe lines throughout the city. Eau Claire’s Community Services director figures it will take 15 years to replace the pipes. But those 800 are just city-owned. There are hundreds more lead pipes leading to homes across the city.