LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES

LCR SOLUTIONS

  • How Cities Leverage Machine Learning To Expedite Lead Service Line Removal
    2/10/2022

    An interview with Kristin Epstein, PE, Assistant Director of Department of Water and Sewer (Trenton Water Works), City of Trenton, New Jersey.

  • LCRR Compliance
    1/28/2022

    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 Development
    1/28/2022

    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 Programs
    1/28/2022

    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.

  • Lead Sampling In Schools And Daycare Facilities
    1/28/2022

    Solutions for School and Daycare training, sampling, data management, and more. Testing every fountain and faucet can be daunting. We make it simple.

LCR MULTIMEDIA

Due to the Revised Lead and Copper Rule and the (eventual?) passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), utilities are now required and incentivized to better assess and replace lead pipes within their networks.

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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