LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
Attorney General Becerra Challenges Weakening Of Crucial Requirements That Protect Public From Lead In Drinking Water
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a lawsuit challenging a Trump-era rule revising nationwide standards for controlling and remediating lead in drinking water.
120Water Launches New And Enhanced Solutions To Help Utilities Comply With Lead & Copper Rule Revisions
120Water, a leading digital water platform, has released new capabilities to its platform that are designed to help state regulators and utilities comply with the Lead & Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) recently released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Flint Lead Free 2021 Report Highlights Positive Trends And Economic Benefits
Flint Lead Free has released its 2021 report with the goal of sharing the widespread community efforts to reduce lead exposure, highlighting progress from new investments and partnerships and demonstrating the positive impact on the Flint community.
The Lead And Copper Rule: ArcGIS Helps To Meet Updated Requirements
The Lead and Copper Rule is a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Its purpose is to reduce lead and copper at the tap in drinking water provided by regulated public water systems. On December 22, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first major update to the Lead and Copper Rule since it was initially enacted in 1991.
Songbirds Exposed To Lead-Contaminated Water Show Telltale Signs About Human Impacts
Humans, wildlife, and the environment are all interconnected and play a role in one another’s health and well-being. Sentinel species, such as birds, are good indicators of environmental health, and they can send subtle warning signs that humans may be in danger next.
NJ Residents, Officials Reach Settlement In Years-Long Lead Contamination Litigation
After years of litigation, representatives for the State of New Jersey and for residents of Newark have agreed on terms to remediate lead contamination of the city’s drinking water.
Biden Administration Freezes Lead and Copper Rule Changes
As a new administration assumes executive power in the United States, perhaps no federal agency embodies the stark change in direction better than the one charged with governing drinking water, wastewater, and source water quality rules — particularly legislation like the federal Lead and Copper Rule.
GAO Report Promotes New Way To Advance LSL Remediation
In a report released just days before the U.S. EPA issued its final revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided insights that water utilities can use to achieve better protections for water customers in neighborhoods at higher risk of lead exposure. Here is a peek into its four recommendations, which the GAO anticipated updating in response to the EPA final LCR revisions.
120Water’s Digital Water Platform Keeps Utilities Compliant Amidst Massive Lead & Copper Rule Revisions
Major regulatory changes to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR)--the first in nearly 30 years--has created an abundance of challenges for state agencies and water systems as they must take on more than ever in order to keep the public safe from drinking water in lead.
NRDC Sues EPA Over Rules Allowing Another Generation Of Children To Drink Tainted Water From Lead Pipes
NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) filed a lawsuit today to strike down the Trump Administration’s new Lead and Copper Rule, which would leave millions of people exposed to toxic lead in drinking water for decades.
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 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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