Most Water Systems Unprepared for LCRR 120Water Survey Shows
New Infrastructure Bill Provides Much Needed Funding
Posted on November 12, 2021
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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — (November 12, 2021)— The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed the House this week provides $15 billion for the replacement of lead service lines in the country’s drinking water system. This funding is coming just in time, as a new survey shows that the majority of water systems are not ready for the sweeping new regulatory changes governing safe drinking water that are expected to begin December 16, 2021, according to 120Water, the nation’s leading solutions provider for managing lead programs. Click to tweet.
120Water surveyed more than 200 water utility professionals about their readiness to meet the new Lead and Copper Rule Revision (LCRR), the first regulatory changes in nearly 30 years. The LCR revisions create challenges for state agencies and water systems that must take new steps in order to keep the public safe from lead in drinking water, and gives these entities just three years to comply.
“New regulatory programs require an incredible amount of resources, including funding, staff and technology,” said Megan Glover, CEO of 120Water. “The funding available through the infrastructure bill should help alleviate some of the burden imposed by new regulatory requirements on utilities and enable them to move forward to meet the requirements of the LCRR.”
Key findings of the study include:
“Water systems are in the business of providing safe drinking water to their customers. With the additional funding available through the infrastructure bill, they will be able to invest in the programs, people and technology necessary to build resilient communities now and into the future,” said Glover.
To see how prepared you are to comply with the proposed revisions, take the Preparedness Quiz here.
Water professionals across the country rely on 120Water to streamline and modernize their most complex drinking water and wastewater initiatives. The 120Water platform consists of sample & filter kits, cloud-based software, and services used to manage and execute water programs at scale while saving operational resources. 120Water solutions are used across the United States for clients including the city of Newark (NJ), Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Chicago Public Schools, and Indiana Finance Authority. More information is available at 120Water.com and on Twitter @120_Water.