LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
Wellington Meets Changing Compliance Requirements While Building Community Trust1/13/2022
The Town of Wellington has experienced significant growth over the past decade–and with that growth came increased demand. The utility is working to build trust and exceed resident expectations for their drinking water, with a focus on continuing to meet compliance mandates and providing easy, accessible experiences for their customers.
Better Together: 120Water & GIS1/13/2022
Get all your systems connected. With 120Water, you have a suite of solutions that work seamlessly within your existing toolset. Trust our state-of-the-art compliance software and expert team to fully integrate your GIS data and ensure that you achieve compliance efficiently and cost-effectively.
Centralized Data Management And Compliance Reporting1/13/2022
120Water allows all your tools to work together to efficiently manage your data and simplify your workflows. Everything you need to execute a comprehensive compliance program— sampling, data management, reporting— all lives in one easy-to-use platform purpose built for water professionals.
Jean-François Bolduc Named President Of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc. And SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc1/10/2022
LOGISTEC Corporation (“LOGISTEC”) is pleased to announce that Jean-François Bolduc has been named President of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc. (“LOGISTEC Environmental”) and SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc. (“SANEXEN”), a leading provider of innovative environmental solutions.
Benton Harbor Minimizes Lead Contamination Without Replacing Infrastructure12/30/2021
After the U.S. EPA directed the City of Benton Harbor, Michigan, to bring its drinking water system into compliance with federal lead contamination laws, it appears that officials there have been making progress, even without solving the underlying infrastructure problems causing that contamination.
Biden Administration Details Plans To Address Lead In Drinking Water12/20/2021
Responding to what might be the most high-profile drinking water contamination issue in the country, the Biden administration has detailed its plan to curb the presence of lead in consumer taps.
Revised EPA Lead and Copper Rule Requires Cities To Complete Lead Service Line Inventories12/20/2021
Now according to the EPA Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) revision (announced December 16, 2021), public water systems have more work to do. LCR requires cities to develop a lead service line inventory by October 16, 2024.
LeadCopperRule.com Launched To Help Thousands Of Water Utilities Meet The New LCR's Many Public Communication Challenges12/20/2021
The new Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) announced by the EPA on Dec. 16 will create several significant challenges for thousands of the nation's water utilities.
120Water Announces Complimentary LCRR Planning Assistance For Water Utilities12/17/2021
120Water, the nation’s leading solutions provider for managing lead programs, is offering complimentary, individualized planning assistance for water utilities looking to understand the final ruling and assess their readiness to comply with the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) that went into effect on December 16, 2021.
EPA To Strengthen Lead And Copper Regulations, Support Lead Service Line Removal12/16/2021
Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water.
Infrastructure Bill Could Put A Dent In The Crime Rate, Expert Says6/23/2021
President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan, which sketches out an investment of over $2 trillion, appears to be inching through negotiations in the House and Senate. Though it is likely to change, the first draft of the plan calls for massive investment in traditional infrastructure projects like roads, bridges and airports, while also promising to change life at work and at home with paid family leave and at-home medical care for senior citizens.
Between ever-evolving rules and regulations and numerous stakeholders, compliance can be hard. Our software automatically ingests lab results, triggers consumer notifications, and ensures that those stakeholders are in the know – and that you are fully compliant.
How To Improve Test Accuracy With The Latest Sampling Technology4/25/2018
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 Revisions12/4/2017
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 Resistance6/16/2016
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.
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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