This eBook explores key themes of the potential LCR changes, as well as the implications of those changes, on state agencies and water systems. In particular, it provides insights on how to prepare for upcoming LCR shifts and remain compliant within the bounds of rigorous new revisions.
The proposed new revisions would ensure that sampling is occurring where there are known lead service lines. In order for this to happen, water systems would need to create publically available LSL inventories, not only at the water system-owned level, but at the customer-owned level as well. This is going to be a massive undertaking for most water systems.
The EPA’s proposal revises requirements for corrosion control treatment based on tap samplingresults, as well as establishing a new “trigger level” of 10 µg/L (in addition to the action level of 15 µg/L). This trigger level will introduce a new threshold for certain actions by utilities if they find
results between 10-15 µg/L.
The new rule incentivises full Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR). At the state level, we believe there will be some refinement of this rule, particularly if states will be playing a role in funding LSLR programs.
The new rule will require better targeting of locations with possible lead levels as well as making changes to sample collection protocols. These shifts will have implications in regard to the action level and new trigger level, because when systems look for more lead, they will often find it.
Perhaps the most significant change is the shrinking of the 30 day notification requirement down to 24 hours. In this eBook, we’ll discuss what this means for utilities and how they can prepare.
This new requirement focuses on protecting children in schools and childcare facilities by placing the responsibility of testing on public water supply systems. We’ll dive into what implications that will have at the state and water system level.