LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
A Better Informed Society Can Prevent Lead Poisoning Disasters
Six years after it began, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis remains among the highest-profile emergencies in the United States.
120Water And WaterPIO Partner To Keep Utilities In Compliance With EPA’s Revised Lead & Copper Rule Communication Requirements
120Water, a comprehensive digital water platform in use at more than 180,000 sample sites across the nation, and WaterPIO, a company dedicated to affordably assisting water and wastewater utilities across the country with their public communication needs, have partnered to provide public water systems the operational and communications management services they need to comply with the EPA’s soon-to-be-released revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR).
Michigan Nets $1.9M EPA Grant For Lead Testing Of School Drinking Water
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced today that it has been awarded a $1.9M grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for lead testing of drinking water at schools and child care facilities across the state.
Lead Service Line Replacement Deadline, Financial Compensation Announced For Flint
More than four years since a federal state of emergency was declared over the high levels of lead contamination in Flint, MI drinking water, the road to recovery is ongoing, but there may now be some relief in sight.
U.S. EPA Awards California $6,137,000 To Test For Lead In Drinking Water At Childcare Centers
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an award of $6,137,000 in grant funding to assist the California Department of Social Services with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in childcare centers.
EPA Announces $4.3M For Tribes To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water In Schools
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new grant program to help protect children in tribal communities from lead in drinking water at schools and childcare facilities.
EPA Announces Another Significant Step In Effort To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule to reduce lead in plumbing materials used in public water systems, homes, schools and other facilities. This action marks a significant milestone in implementing the Trump Administration’s Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts.
AWWA Lights The Way
It’s been a helluva year, and we’re barely halfway through it.
A Milestone In Maintaining Great Water Quality
Louisville Water Company removes 74,000 lead service lines installed in the last century. Now, the company wants to help customers remove a lead service line on their property.
Study Aims To Bolster California’s Safe-Water Efforts At Child Care Facilities
Efforts to ensure safe drinking water for children need further support to reach their intended audience, according to an analysis of California’s mandate requiring child care facilities to test their water for lead, known as AB 2370.
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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