Deadlines go into effect in 2024, but the three years leading up to that date are absolutely critical to prepare for compliance. In order to achieve compliance across the various requirements, systems must develop action plans, audit and revise current processes, get their data in order, and, perhaps most importantly, begin to create and validate their Lead Service Line inventory. 120Water’s centralized program hub provides everything you need to consolidate your data and begin to take action.
When it comes to LCRR many utilities are facing uncertainty creating a service line inventory. Building a preliminary inventory will be a first and foundational step in meeting compliance because it affects every step from sampling to replacement. While many systems lack accurate records of public and private LSL locations, 120Water’s predictive modeling solution can help systems identify inventory in a quick and cost effective manner – saving time and resources.
Utilities are required to conduct a “location-based” inventory of publicly-owned and privately-owned LSL material information. 120Water’s Inventorying and Reporting functionality makes it easy for a utility to create and maintain a record of all its service lines. By associating each line with the location(s) it serves, utilities can also easily create and update Tier lists. Finally, the Service Line Inventory serves as the foundation for a Public Transparency Dashboard, which can be posted by the utility to its website.
Tier Lists will be based on the inventory, and in any systems with LSLS, all “Tier 1” samples must be collected from LSL homes, requiring a 1st and 5th liter draw and analysis. Our consumer kit system automates the sampling process, freeing your team to focus on the task of protecting public health. EPA-approved kits are fulfilled and tracked through the 120Water platform so that you know where you are every step of the way. The sample bottles are delivered with clear instructions and a pre-packaged return label, making it easy for your customers to participate in the compliance process.
Utilities are required to resample for both lead and Water Quality Parameters at any home with lead levels above 15 µg/L within 5 days of receiving the result and must attempt to determine what caused the elevated lead level. In addition to automated sampling, 120Water integrates with an always-expanding network of labs, ingesting analysis results painlessly so that sample data is stored centrally in our platform, and can be exported for simplified reporting.
Any customers with an LCR sample result greater than 15 µg/L must be notified within three days. If the 90th percentile levels are greater than 15 µg/L, all customers must be notified within 24 hours. The 120Water communications module makes it easy to send results-based letters to customers, saving time and eliminating risk of falling out of Compliance. The Communications Module uses a templated approach, meaning the right results data will be communicated to the right customer within the right time frame.
Water systems must report LSLIs, updated tier sites, monitoring results, school and daycare testing results, public notification templates, and water quality parameter results to their state primacy agency. 120Water’s solution, from the Public Transparency Dashboard to simplified dashboards, ensures an audit trail across your programs and easy data exports for reporting.
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