We learned in October that the lead concentration in our tap water was higher than it should be. After waiting about seven weeks, the contractor arrived last week to replace our water supply line. We got a quote from the City's contractor to do our side of the line at the same time, and decided to go ahead with that quote ($2000+tax). It was a bit more than quotes we received from other plumbers in the summer, but the added money was worth it to not have to deal with a second contractor and to have a contractor that has been vetted by the City. We took a couple of photos of the work in progress, which shows the holes underneath our front lawn and the sidewalk.
Our new water line looks very nice and clean, especially compared to our old line. You can see the difference in the thickness of the 3/4" pipe where it connects to the 1/2" pipe near the top of the photo. We have already noticed an increase in the water pressure, but that increase will be much more significant once we carry the 3/4" pipe through to the main branches of piping in our house. As you can see, we are also now metered, so we will have to wait and see how that affects our water bills in the future.