LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES

LCR SOLUTIONS

  • Develop An Accurate Lead Service Line Inventory & Replacement Plan With BlueConduit
    11/2/2022

    BlueConduit helps to determine the scale of lead service lines that remain in a distribution system in order to accurately plan capital outlay, secure funds, and pace the replacement work. 

  • SWORDFISH: Buried Lead Pipe Detection
    8/12/2022

    SWORDFISH is the world’s first hand-held buried lead pipe detection tool using an 18V battery with automatic system for cable feed in pipe diamters from ½ to 3 inches (12mm - 76mm).

  • How Cities Leverage Machine Learning To Expedite Lead Service Line Removal
    2/10/2022

    An interview with Kristin Epstein, PE, Assistant Director of Department of Water and Sewer (Trenton Water Works), City of Trenton, New Jersey.

  • LCRR Compliance
    1/28/2022

    LCRR is demanding utilities do more with less. 120Water makes compliance less complicated. With new regulations and increasing public demand, maintaining compliance can be difficult. 120Water’s software, kits, and services provide a solution that eases the burden and helps you run your LCRR program with confidence.

  • Service Line Inventory Development
    1/28/2022

    120Water’s combination of kits, software, and consultative services will help you gather all the appropriate data, verify your service line material, and communicate with all stakeholders effectively. 120Water’s comprehensive solution guides you through each stage of the inventory process from start to finish, ensuring efficiency and compliance at every turn.

LCR MULTIMEDIA

In this episode of Water Talk, Mike App from Electro Scan sits down with Angela Godwin to talk about a major challenge that the water industry is facing: lead service line inventories. 

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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