The water service line that connects a customer’s property to the City’s water main in the street, is the owner’s responsibility. In the City of Newburgh, the property owner owns the entire water service located on both the private property and within the road right-of-way. If you have a leak on a water service or feel that you need to replace your water service for some other reason, contact a City of Newburgh licensed plumber to perform the work. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that a proper building permit is obtained for repair or replacement of a water service. If a water service is made of lead or galvanized steel, then the existing water service cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Plastic, PVC, PEX or other materials are not permitted to be used for water services in the City. Only Type-K copper with flare connections can be used.