LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
Biden-Harris Administration Proposes To Strengthen The Lead and Copper Rule To Protect All Communities In America From Lead In Drinking Water11/30/2023
The U.S. EPA has announced a proposal to strengthen its Lead and Copper Rule that would require water systems across the country to replace lead service lines within 10 years. EPA is also proposing additional improvements to protect public health, such as lowering the lead action level and improving sampling protocols utilized by water systems. The proposed action significantly advances President Biden’s commitment to remove every lead service line in America to protect children and vulnerable populations from the negative impacts of lead in drinking water, particularly those living in disadvantaged communities.
This Small Midwestern City Is Showing The U.S. How To Fight Lead, PFAS Contamination11/21/2023
Water systems throughout the U.S. continue to struggle with two major contamination trends, but progress gaining traction in the Midwest may have some answers for how they can make more of federal funding.
USF Researchers Help Reduce Lead Levels In Madagascar Drinking Water11/16/2023
A team of engineers and public health experts from the University of South Florida is helping Toamasina, Madagascar, residents reduce their exposure to lead – a major global environmental pollutant that causes more than 1 million premature deaths each year.
NAWC Applauds EPA 'Get the Lead Out' Initiative11/8/2023
The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) joined the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as it unveiled the Get the Lead Out (GLO) initiative.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Get the Lead Out Initiative To Accelerate Removal Of Lead Service Lines Nationwide As Part Of Investing In America Agenda11/7/2023
New initiative funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help 200 underserved communities access technical assistance to identify and remove lead service lines and ensure safer drinking water.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Partnership With 10 New Jersey Communities To Accelerate Lead Service Line Replacement As Part Of Investing In America Agenda11/6/2023
Today in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced a partnership with the State of New Jersey to assist 10 communities in accelerating progress toward lead service line identification and replacement, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to deliver clean drinking water to families and children, and EPA’s “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Partnership With 10 Wisconsin Communities To Accelerate Lead Service Line Replacement As Part Of Investing In America Agenda11/2/2023
Today in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced a partnership with the State of Wisconsin to assist 10 communities in accelerating progress toward lead service line identification and replacement, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to deliver clean drinking water to families and children and EPA’s “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative.
Representative Samples For LSI: Why The Number Of Inspections Isn't What Matters Most10/25/2023
Read how machine learning and artificial intelligence allow us to get much more out of the data we collect, finding subtle patterns, capturing complex nuances, and using these to build predictive models.
Does Your State Accept Predictive Modeling For Inventory Development?10/23/2023
Read about how predictive modeling leverages information collected in the field to understand patterns for the rest of the system and predict the material of unknown services.
Buffalo, NY, Starts Successful Verification Program10/20/2023
Verifying service line materials can be a daunting undertaking, especially when the system is old and the staff is small. Read about how Buffalo Water addresses these challenges.
PipeScreen Service Line Analyzer11/10/2023
Safeguard your community without disrupting your customer’s water service with Echologics’ PipeScreen™ Service Line Analyzer.
Kickstart Your Inventory Development With Free LCRR Planning Session10/20/2023
Feeling overwhelmed with the new revisions and need guidance on where to start?
Receive LCRR News Straight To Your Inbox Each Month10/20/2023
Each month 120Water compiles the latest water industry trends, insights, and content that we deliver straight to your email
Lead Service Line (LSL) Software Platform6/5/2023
BlueConduit’s lead service line (LSL) machine learning predictive modeling platform reduces cost, increases efficiency, increases equity and supports healthy, thriving communities.
leadCAST predict is an additional feature of the leadCAST LCRR compliance management solution that muses a machine learning model coupled with your inventory data to generate predictions of service line material.
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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