LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR) RESOURCES
BlueConduit Launches New Software To Locate And Replace Lead Service Lines6/8/2022
BlueConduit, a water infrastructure and asset modernization industry leader, launched its machine-learning software to locate lead service lines (LSLs) in cities in the United States and Canada.
Cleveland Seeks Cost-Effective Way To Identify Lead Service Lines6/1/2022
As cities around the country face consumer demand to replace lead-based drinking water infrastructure, many are struggling to find cost-effective ways of identifying just how big their problems are.
The Growing List Of LCRR Commonly Asked Questions5/23/2022
The Lead & Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) has prompted many questions. Each week, Trinnex will feature a new question and will add it here to create a library of the most commonly asked questions.
Flint Water Crisis: U-M Study Examines Effects On Academic Outcomes5/19/2022
Math achievement for school-age children in Flint decreased and the proportion of children with special needs increased as a result of the Michigan city’s water crisis during 2014-16, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Governor DeWine Awards Lead Line Mapping Grants5/6/2022
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio EPA Director Laurie A. Stevenson today announced approximately $2.1 million in H2Ohio grant assistance to help 48 public water systems take the first step toward removing and replacing lead water pipes.
EPA Seeks Input From Small Businesses, Towns, And Organizations On Forthcoming Lead And Copper Rule Improvements Proposal5/4/2022
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel related to the development of the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI).
Second Phase Of Lead Testing To Assess Drinking Water At 72 Public Elementary Schools5/2/2022
In cooperation with the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), HIDOE will begin testing drinking water sources for lead at 72 public elementary schools beginning in late May of 2022. This work is a continuation of an existing project which tested drinking water at 106 schools and child care facilities from May to December of 2021.
States May Miss Out On Federal Lead-Pipe-Removal Funds Due To Outdated Records4/26/2022
Even after the Biden administration acknowledged the growing need for infrastructure improvements to water systems across the country through a major funding commitment, many legislators and clean drinking water advocates fear that systems across the country will remain neglected.
How Thornton, CO Tackled LCR Sampling With 120Water4/25/2022
When a change in treatment coagulants left the City of Thornton, CO, on an increased monitoring schedule, the water quality team knew they would need outside support to tackle sampling for the 150,000+ residents in their community.
Value of Water Campaign Applauds Pittsburgh’s Lead Line Replacement Program As A Model For The Country4/20/2022
Today, local, state, and federal leaders gathered in Pittsburgh to highlight the remarkable progress of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) lead line replacement program and applaud plans for removing lead lines from every daycare in Pittsburgh.
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.
LSLR & Pitcher Filter Programs1/28/2022
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 Facilities1/28/2022
Solutions for School and Daycare training, sampling, data management, and more. Testing every fountain and faucet can be daunting. We make it simple.
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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