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HEPA Vac Rental Program
HEPA Vacuums
As part of the City of Wauwatosa Health Department's Lead Prevention Program, High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuums are available for rent. HEPA vacuums have exceptionally fine filtering systems which entraps and contains fine lead dust particles. The use of a household vacuum cleaner is not recommended for lead clean up because the lead dust is recirculated into the air. The Health Department's HEPA vacuum is commercial quality, containing three HEPA filters as opposed to the single-filter models found in stores.

HEPA vacuum is available for rental for those that:
  • Reside in Wauwatosa (use for residential properties only)
  • Reside in property built before 1978
  • Have small children that live in the home or spend significant time in the home
  • Have completed remodeling projects in need of lead clean-up

Contact the Public Health Information and Referral Nurse at (414) 479-8939 to arrange the rental. | Email


Rental Costs (cash or check)
  • Deposit: $25
  • Daily Rental Fee: $10
  • HEPA vac bag: $5


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