LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
EPA Awards $422,000 To Virginia For Lead Testing In Drinking Water In Schools
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a $422,000 grant to the Virginia Department of Health to test for lead in drinking water at schools and childcare facilities.
EPA Provides $200,000 Grant To Support Toledo In Addressing Lead In Drinking Water
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will award $200,000 to the City of Toledo to use artificial intelligence to reduce lead exposure and promote environmental justice.
EPA Announces $55M For Water Infrastructure In Indiana
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede announced in Greenwood a total of more than $55M for water infrastructure in Indiana, helping to keep drinking water safe and reducing children’s exposure to lead.
EPA Recognizes Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2020
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) from October 25 – 31, 2020
EPA Announces $2.3M Grant To Reduce Lead Exposure In D.C. Child Care Centers And Schools
Today, a virtual event with the Director of District of the Columbia’s Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) Tommy Wells, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Director of the Drinking Water Protection Division Anita Thompkins announced that the District of Columbia was selected to receive a $2.3M5 grant.
Administrator Wheeler Announces $10M For Lead Service Line Replacements In Michigan, Highlights Great Lakes Restoration
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced $10.7M in grants for lead service line replacements in Grand Rapids and Benton Harbor, Michigan.
EPA Announces $40M In Grant Funding To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water In Disadvantaged Communities And Schools
Today, at multiple events across the country in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Benton Harbor, Mich.; Newark, N.J.; and a virtual event for Virginia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced projects that were selected to receive nearly $40M in grant funding under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN).
EPA Announces $7.5M Grant To Reduce Lead Exposure In Newark, New Jersey, Schools
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez and EPA’s Office of Water Senior Policy Counsel Jessica Kramer were joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and Newark Schools Superintendent Roger León, Newark Board of Education President Josephine C. Garcia, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. and other dignitaries to announce that the Newark (New Jersey) Board of Education was selected to receive nearly $7.5M in federal funds to combat lead in Newark schools.
Administrator Wheeler Announces $5.6M Grant To Remove Lead Service Lines In Benton Harbor
Today, at an event with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Kurt Thiede, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the City of Benton Harbor was selected to receive a $5.6M grant.
Administrator Wheeler Announces $5.1M Grant To Remove Lead Service Lines In Grand Rapids
Today, at an event with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Kurt Thiede, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the City of Grand Rapids was selected to receive a $5.1M Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act grant.
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How To Improve Test Accuracy With The Latest Sampling Technology
Sampling and laboratory testing are major responsibilities for water professionals. Test results are used for process control, and ultimately to determine that water is safe for drinking, reuse, or discharge to the environment. Regulatory agencies rely on reported results for proof of permit compliance. So, obtaining representative, properly collected and preserved samples is the first critical step to ensure accurate test results.
EPA’s Six-Year Review 3: How To Prepare For Potential Rule Revisions
Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.
Piping Up About Chemical Resistance
The lead contamination crisis in Flint, MI, brought more attention to the country’s piping systems than we’ve seen in a long time. Average Americans were questioning what exactly constitutes the water infrastructure below them and what that might mean for the water they enjoy in their homes.
10 Tips For Accurate Disinfection
Disinfection can rightly be called the “ultimate” stage of drinking water treatment — typically occurring at the end of the process, and acting as a final step before water is sent out of the plant, through the pipes, and into the world. It may come last, but it’s certainly not least.
ABOUT LEAD AND COPPER
The U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), a mandate for drinking water utilities and pipeline products manufacturers to reduce the public’s exposure to lead, received increased scrutiny following the 2014 lead crisis in Flint, MI, leading to new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) which take effect in 2020. Although the LCR has been updated numerous times, the most recent requirements demand a level of action unprecedented since the LCR's initial implementation in 1991. Under the LCRR, utilities must have programs in place for tap-sampling, corrosion control treatment (CCT), lead service line replacement (LSLR), consumer communication, and public education. LCRR will affect almost all aspects of utility operations (treatment, distribution, labor, financial planning, consumer outreach, etc.) to varying and often complex degrees. This information hub will provide LCRR guidance, news, and analysis to facilitate compliance, answering questions such as: What is the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for lead and copper? Who is responsible for the lead service line (LSL)? Which chemicals provide corrosion control? When do Lead and Copper Rule Revisions take effect?
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