We Need Your Help with the Water Service Line Inventory
IVGID Public Works Department needs your help to complete an inventory of all water service line pipes connected to the public water system.
Check your private water service line, then complete our online survey to tell us what you find, no matter what type of pipes you find!
Please complete our online Service Line Survey to inform us of the material used for the water service line coming into your property. It is the pipe connected to your water meter. If you are not sure of the material, use the Steps to Check Your Service Line below, then complete the survey.
Check out our special How-to Video:
Steps to Check Your Private Water Service Line:
Materials Needed: Key or coin, strong magnet, phone or tablet (to take a picture)
- Find your private water service line. This can be in a basement, crawl space, or other exterior wall. (See diagram below)
- Use a key or coin to gently scratch the pipe like you would scratch a lottery ticket. If the pipe is painted, use sandpaper to expose the metal first.
- Place the magnet on the pipe to see if it sticks to the pipe.
- Determine your pipe material.
- Take a picture of the service line (incoming water service).
- Complete the SURVEY.
Private Water Service Line Diagram :
Helpful tips to determine your pipe material
IF YOUR PIPE IS COPPER:
The pipe may appear dull brown on the outside but will be the color of a bright penny if gently scratched. The magnet won't stick (pictured below).
IF YOUR PIPE IS PLASTIC OR PVC:
If the service line is blue, white or black, does not appear to be any of the other materials listed above, and a magnet will not stick to the surface, your service line is most likely plastic (pictured below).
IF YOUR PIPE IS GALVANIZED STEEL:
The scratched area will remain a dull gray. If you have a galvanized steel pipe a magnet will stick (pictured below).
IF YOUR PIPE IS LEAD:
The pipe will appear dull and soft but will turn a shiny silver color when scratched. The magnet won't stick (pictured below).
Background to this Lead and Copper Rule Service Line Inventory request:
On August 4, 2022, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Water Service Line Inventory, requiring all water systems in the USA to develop complete inventories of all water service lines within their jurisdiction and provide this information to the Nevada Department Of Environmental Protection.