Public Works Projects

2017 Projects

Currently, the City of Ashland Public Works Department is finalizing the 2017 road and utility project work schedule.  As more details are available, updates will be provided here.  Please see below for details on the City’s 2017 Private Lead Water Service Replacement Program.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Public Works Department at 715-682-7061.

City of Ashland Private Lead Water Service Replacement

The City of Ashland has obtained limited funds from the State of Wisconsin DNR to assist homeowners in replacing lead water service lines (LSL) on private property for projects that result in full LSL replacements.

Available funding will be used to initiate a grant program for the replacement of up to 70 private lead lateral replacements within the City of Ashland.  The City will provide grants to cover 100% of the replacement costs.   The following grant guidelines have been developed to prioritize funding:

  • Properties must not be used for commercial use;
  • The water service line must be comprised of lead and replacement of the private lateral must result in full LSL replacement on both the public and private side;
  • Funding is available for those residential properties that do not have lead on the public side;
  • 100% grant and rebate to homeowner to replace private lead laterals giving priority to individuals most susceptible to lead related effects.

The City’s goal is to assist in eliminating health hazards associated with private lead service lines.  For the purposes of the SDWLP program, private lead water service line replacement means, “the replacement of the existing lead water service line between the curb stop and the water meter within the structure”.


Deadline for submitted RFQ:                                      February 15, 2017

Date for issuing project certification list:                     March 15, 2017

Date grant applications available:                              March 15, 2017

Grant applications due:                                              April 19, 2017

Approximate start date of project:                              June 1, 2017

For questions regarding this program contact:  City Hall, 601 Main Street West, Phone:  715-682-7071.

For more information:

LSL Press Release – March 2017

Grant Information – March 2017

LSL Grant Application Fillable Form – March 2017

Identifying a Lead Service – March 2017