Currently, in Sugar Land, we have no known lead service lines. Water system records do not indicate any lead service lines in the portion of the distribution system owned by the city. However, to achieve compliance with new EPA regulations, we must verify whether lead materials are in any of the city-owned and customer-owned portions of each service line connected to the water systems. This inventory will be completed by October 2024, and it will be made available to the public on the city’s website.
To complete this inventory, city staff are conducting an extensive review of all historical records pertaining to the water systems. Staff are also collecting data on service line materials during normal operations, such as repair and replacement of service lines and meters. Staff may also need to perform visual inspections of the meter box or perform minor excavation near the meter box to identify the materials on both side of the meter.