The City of Kearney is replacing lead service lines on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. To view when your neighborhood is scheduled for replacement, refer to the map here. (LINK)
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This project will be completed in multiple phases over a five year period. Please refer to this map (LINK TO MAP) to see when your home will be completed. Once a property has been identified for a service line replacement, the City of Kearney will send additional information about the replacement process and next steps. This notification typically comes a month or two before the anticipated replacement date.
The City of Kearney will send an initial letter to inform you that your property has been identified for an upcoming lead service line replacement.
After we receive the signed consent form, an in-home visit will be scheduled for you, City of Kearney and the contractor to review the replacement process in detail and set a date and time for the work to take place. Most service lines can be replaced within four to eight hours. An adult over the age of 18 must be present during the replacement work since crews will need to inspect the service line connection inside your home.
Following replacement, City of Kearney will restore the landscaping exterior to a level surface and provide reseeding of grass, generally within a four-month time frame.
The City of Kearney will provide a Brita water pitcher and filter certified to remove lead to use until six months after your service line is replaced and flush your water (run cold water from the kitchen or bathroom faucet for five minutes after not using water in the home for a few hours).
To minimize disturbances as much as possible, the City of Kearney's contractors and crews are deploying a trenchless technology to replace lead service lines wherever this method is feasible. This method only requires two excavations; one in the street connected to the City of Kearney watermain and a second around your water meter pit. Water meters may be located inside or outside of your property. Both excavation sites will be restored upon completion of the lead service line replacement. During the pre-construction meeting at your home, the team will walk through the specific plan for your property and any associated impacts.