The City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB) will receive more than a half-million dollars to replace nearly 300 lead pipes over the next two years.
On Wednesday, the NFWB announced the $570,000 in state funding.
The NFWB will work with the City to replace 130 to 150 lead pipes each year. To replace the pipes, crews have to dig down to the pipe and cut out the lead. The lead will then be replaced with copper.
The City of Niagara Falls Engineering Department will be heavily involved in the process and ensure staff is on-site inspecting and tracking all replacements.