LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
Five Reasons To Start Building Your LSL Inventory NOW2/6/2023
With increased public awareness about the risk of lead in drinking water, water utilities are trying to be more transparent about pipe materials in their distribution system. Here are five reasons to build you LSL inventory sooner than later.
EPA And HUD Officials Present Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert With $34.3M To Protect Children From Lead At Homes In City2/3/2023
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) presented ceremonial checks worth $34.3M to the City of Omaha, Nebraska, to protect children from lead at homes in the city.
120Water Recognized As Inaugural Partner At First Lead Pipe Removal Summit At White House2/2/2023
120Water, the leading solutions provider for lead reduction and drinking water programs, is honored to be an inaugural partner in the new Biden-Harris Get the Lead Out Partnership.
Flint Marks Sixth Consecutive Year Of Compliance With Lead Standards2/1/2023
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) today announced that the City of Flint’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) monitoring has shown the 90th percentile for lead to be below the 15 parts per billion (ppb) action level for more than six consecutive years.
EPA Launches New Initiative To Accelerate Lead Pipe Replacement To Protect Underserved Communities1/27/2023
Today, EPA will announce a major new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of achieving 100% lead service line removal and replacement.
BlueConduit Joins First-Ever White House Partnership To Address Lead Pipe Crisis1/27/2023
At the White House today, water analytics leader BlueConduit unites with over 100 organizations for a summit to expedite the removal of lead in drinking water across the U.S.
US Water Alliance Signs New EPA Principles For Lead Service Line Replacement1/27/2023
Today, the US Water Alliance joined a new Environmental Protection Agency-led partnership to advance health-informed and justice-centered principles of lead service line replacement across the US.
NJ Selected As One Of Four States To Test New Program To Remove Lead Water Pipes In Underserved Communities1/27/2023
Today, EPA announced a major new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of 100% lead service line removal and replacement.
EPA Launches New Initiative To Accelerate Lead Pipe Replacement In Pennsylvania To Protect Underserved Communities1/27/2023
Today, EPA announced a major new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of achieving 100% lead service line removal and replacement.
A 2023 Road Map To Replacing The Nation’s Toxic Lead Pipes1/11/2023One of the great water-management and societal challenges of our time is to get the lead out of our nation's drinking water — a daunting but achievable task, if approached correctly.
Develop An Accurate Lead Service Line Inventory & Replacement Plan With BlueConduit11/2/2022
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 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.
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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