Service Line Material Identification
Follow the steps below to identify the service line material in your home. You will need a small refrigerator magnet.
- Locate the water meter in your basement or lowest level of your home. Look at the pipe that comes through the outside wall and connects to the water meter.
- Note the color of the pipe and use the examples shown to determine your service line material. If your service line is silver, use the magnet to differentiate between lead and galvanized steel pipe. The magnet will stick to galvanized steel but not to lead.