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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Racine Water Utility will be enacting a rebate program for homeowners to facilitate the replacement of privately owned lead and galvanized iron service lines in anticipation of the Utility’s replacement of the respective publicly owned portions. Limited funding is being made available through a special loan program from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to the Utility.
The Utility plans to replace approximately one hundred and twenty (120) publicly owned lead services on Cleveland Avenue, between Graceland and 15th, beginning in mid-September of 2016. Homeowners in this area are being encouraged to replace their private services as well, and will likely be soliciting or accepting proposals from plumbing contractors to perform this work. Funding for the Rebate Program may be limited. Homeowners located within the Utility’s project area on Cleveland will be given first priority for access to these funds on a first come first serve basis. Only plumbers that have been prequalified through this solicitation will be eligible for use by homeowners and the rebate program.
Plumbing contractors must first prequalify with the Utility before gaining eligibility to take part in the Rebate Program by stopping into the Utility’s office at 800 Center Street, Room 227 to complete a prequalification form. Even though iron or steel products are not likely to be utilized for replacing private services, plumbing contractors will still need to certify that they complied with the Buy American Iron and Steel Act as per EPA requirements.
Rebates will be made directly to the plumbing contractor, up to a maximum of $2,500, with any additional amount due from the homeowner. Plumbing contractors will need to complete a Plumbing Permit Application with the City of Racine Plumbing Department prior to performing any work. Rebates will not be paid until the work has been inspected and found to be in compliance with Plumbing Department requirements.
Further information is available at the Utility’s office, including a mandatory form which must be signed by the homeowner and plumbing contractor prior to performing any private service replacement work.
Dated at Racine, Wisconsin, December 7th, 2016.
Racine Water Utility
Published: December 7th, 2016
Download PDF Version of this notice here.
Download Plumber Prequalification from here.
Download Plumber Reimbursement Form here.
Download PreQualified Plumber list here.
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