LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
Unsafe Lead Contamination Found In Chicago Drinking Water9/28/2022
Recent tests for thousands of consumers in Chicago found that 5% of them were being served with drinking water that contained exceedingly high levels of lead contamination.
120Water To Debut PWS Portal At NRWA WaterPro Conference9/26/2022
Forging a path through the rapidly evolving landscape of Lead and Copper Rule Revision (LCRR) implementation, 120Water, NRWA’s preferred provider for managing lead and drinking water programs, is debuting an update to the way its software manages inventories in direct alignment with EPA recommendations.
Understanding The Safety Of Using Plastic Pipes In The U.S. Service Line Replacement Project9/13/2022
The U.S. Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan will help fund the service line replacement in states, tribes, and territories across the U.S. The service line replacement materials chosen for this project include copper, polyethylene (PE), crosslinked polyethylene (PEX), and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Even though the pipes and fittings made of these materials are required to comply with NSF standards to ensure the materials will not contribute harmful levels of contaminants to the drinking water, some wonder about the safety of the materials chosen for use.
Hitting A Target Of 8.8 On The pH Scale9/7/2022
Denver Water teams leveled up to raise pH, fight lead getting into drinking water.
BlueConduit To Host 30-Minute Service Line Inventory Prep Webinar8/26/2022
BlueConduit will host a 30-minute service line inventory preparation webinar at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT Tuesday, Tuesday, Aug. 30 hosted by co-founder and co-CEO Eric Schwartz.
CareSource And Elevate Ventures Invest In Water Quality8/23/2022
CareSource, a national managed care organization, announces a $1 million investment in 120Water, a digital water solution that helps utilities and state and local agencies manage critical water programs that protect public health.
Engineering Firms’ Trial Over Flint Water Contamination Ends Without Verdict8/23/2022
The latest development in the ongoing legal battles following the infamous lead contamination of drinking water in Flint, Michigan, saw a jury unable to determine whether the engineering firms involved were at fault.
Governor DeWine Announces Support For Local Lead Line Mapping8/11/2022
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that his H2Ohio initiative is investing an additional $1.5 million to help local communities identify, inventory, and map lead service lines across the state.
Using Water To Fight Lead In Drinking Water8/10/2022
How Denver Water engineered a permanent solution to a legacy problem.
Whitmer Announces More Than 80 Percent Of City Of Benton Harbor Lead Service Lines Replaced8/7/2022
Today, Governor Whitmer visited Benton Harbor to meet with homeowners and inspect the progress made on replacing the city’s lead service lines (LSLs). During the visit, Governor Whitmer announced that the campaign to accelerate replacement of aging lead water service lines is ahead of schedule with 80 percent of the lead lines in the city having now been replaced with new copper lines.
SWORDFISH: Buried Lead Pipe Detection8/12/2022
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 Removal2/10/2022
An interview with Kristin Epstein, PE, Assistant Director of Department of Water and Sewer (Trenton Water Works), City of Trenton, New Jersey.
LCRR 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 Development1/28/2022
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.
LSLR & Pitcher Filter Programs1/28/2022
Fulfill requirements and protect residents during LSL replacements with ease. 120Water manages the entire process from start to finish, including fulfillment of EPA-approved samples and pitchers, customer data storage, voucher code generation, and real-time insights along the way. Gain peace of mind with an automated, repeatable process.
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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