A Guide for Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Compliance
Originally introduced in the 1990s, the Lead and Copper Rule was revised in December 2021, promoting more actionable and effective standards to mitigate the public health risks of lead and copper in water. Now, agencies must adhere to the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) by October 16, 2024.
You may be wondering what steps you should take to move your water system into compliance or how you can apply for funding to make those needed improvements. If so, download the guide below and let us take you through the various dimensions of the LCRR and what you can do to set your agency up for success.
What is in the Revised Lead and Copper Rule Guide?
Just as lead enters water in many ways, the LCRR also outlines a multifaceted approach to mitigating the health impacts of lead and copper in communities. This guide helps agencies align with the LCRR by cataloging their lead service line inventory and creating a phased plan to replace service lines. The guide also includes sampling priorities, requirements for communicating to impacted residents, and the updated lead trigger level, which necessitates preemptive measures to prevent lead levels from exceeding 15 parts per billion.
The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators estimates that compliance with the LCRR could cost more than $47 billion, so it is vital that systems apply for funding. Our guide identifies funding options as well as tips for submitting successful applications.
Kimley-Horn can support your LCRR compliance by helping you determine system challenges, create a roadmap for success, and navigate the application process to secure necessary funding. By collaborating with us on your LCRR compliance planning, we can help you integrate new lead and copper mitigation standards into your operations.
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