LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
Coronavirus Forces NJ To Put Lead-Service-Line Replacement Efforts On Hold
As communities around the world continue to struggle with challenges posed by the novel coronavirus, their responses have taken priority over a variety of initiatives deemed less urgent. For New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, this has meant delaying the replacement of lead-based drinking water infrastructure indefinitely.
Kildee, Bipartisan Michigan Congressional Delegation Introduce Legislation To Reauthorize Flint Registry
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, along with U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, introduced new legislation in Congress to reauthorize the Flint Registry.
EPA's Independent Science Board Urges Stronger Lead Prevention
For years, concerns around lead contamination in drinking water caused by outdated infrastructure have been spreading around the U.S. In 2015, for instance, a public health emergency declared in Flint, MI, drew national attention to the issue.
120Water Announces Partner Ecosystem To Deliver Comprehensive Solutions Addressing The Water Industry’s Biggest Challenges
120Water, a digital water platform in use at more than 180,000 locations across the nation, announced the formation of a partner program to deliver comprehensive solutions for safe drinking water programs. Click to Tweet.
Aluminum May Affect Lead Levels In Drinking Water
It is not uncommon to find aluminum in municipal water systems. It’s part of a treatment chemical used in some water treatment processes. Recently, however, it has been discovered in lead scale, deposits that form on lead water pipes.
EPA Awards North Carolina $964,000 In Funding To Test For Lead In School Drinking Water
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards $964,000 in grant funding to assist North Carolina with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools or child care facilities.
U.S. EPA Awards Arizona $621,991 In Funding To Test For Lead In School Drinking Water
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an award of $621,991 in grant funding to assist the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools and childcare facilities.
120Water Awarded $19M Water Quality Sampling And Pitcher/Filter Supply & Distribution By Denver Water
120Water, a comprehensive digital water platform in use at over 180,000 locations across the nation, has been selected by Denver Water for a three-year, $19 million program to help the utility manage its sweeping and proactive Lead Reduction Program.
Denver Sets The Stage For Sweeping LSL Replacements, Partners With 120Water For Modern Sample Management
Denver has been developing a comprehensive inventory of known and suspected lead service lines using a combination of property records, water quality tests, and visual inspections of service lines. With an estimated 64,000-84,000 properties that may have lead services lines, Denver decided to proactively begin a Lead Reduction Program to replace all customer-owned lead service lines with copper lines at no direct charge to the customer.
Fort Wayne Collects & Tests More Than 900 Consumer Samples In 5 Months
The City of Fort Wayne wanted to test 1000 locations to map high-lead neighborhoods for their LSLR program. However, they faced numerous challenges in the process: logistical problems in manually dropping off kits, low return rates, and the struggle to get opt-ins for the LSLR program - all on top of being understaffed. The biggest obstacle was relaying information and educating residents to get samples filled and returned properly.
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.
Recordall® Models 120 and 170, Lead-Free Bronze Alloy, Sizes 1-1/2" and 2"
The Recordall Models 120 and 170 Disc Series meters meet or exceed the most recent revision of AWWA Standard C700 and are available in a lead-free bronze alloy.
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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