Community Flint Water Crisis

Deadline approaching rapidly to sign up for the Pipe Replacement Program

The last day to sign up for the Fast Start Lead Service Line Pipe Replacement Program is Friday, September 18, 2020. This means completing a consent form to have service lines looked at and replaced, if needed.

Unless the City of Flint’s deadline is extended this is residents’ last chance to get their lead service lines replaced for free – an approximate $5,000 value per property. After September 18th, it will be the property owner’s responsibility to hire a contractor and pay for the pipe replacement on their own. The service lines are the outside pipes that bring water to homes and businesses.

In order to be eligible for the Fast Start program, a property must have had an active water service account at any time since 2017. Vacant properties can qualify if their owners have water service turned on by September 18th by calling the City of Flint Customer Service Center at (810) 766-7015 (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Same day water restoration is not available when paying online.

Anyone who signed up before March 15, 2019 and hasn’t had their pipe checked needs to sign up again.

To see where lead service line pipes are known or expected to still be in the ground, visit

To sign up, complete the consent/opt-in form online at,  print the opt-in form at and drop it off at City Hall or email a photo of the completed form to

If any neighborhood group is willing to use the time remaining to reach out to neighbors – especially those who are likely to have lead water service line pipe in their yards but it’s not yet been checked to make sure-the local grassroots environmental justice organization Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint (ETM Flint) can drop off copies of the Fast Start consent form or help with door to door if canvassing needed. Contact ETM Flint at or (810) 845-4633 to discuss this.


Related posts

Harambee Wellness presents free outdoor workout series to help the Flint community get fit


Genesee Health Plan now offering virtual appointments to help residents enroll in health care coverage


Flint charter school ranks 33 among over 2,000 elementary and middle schools


Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More