The highly anticipated Lead and Copper Rule revisions have been finalized, meaning utilities must reevaluate their processes to ensure they’re ready to adopt the changes. In addressing this major regulatory shift, we are bringing industry leaders together to shed light on the challenges associated with the new rule.
After 30 years, the EPA has officially passed new mandates for the Lead and Copper Rule. While these revisions are a major step to a more holistic approach for keeping communities safe from lead, the rule will require the water industry to rethink how we address lead and copper in our systems. Leading through it will require a thorough understanding of the Rule’s implications so you can effectively engage in short-term and long-term planning and execution.
That’s why 120Water executive Tom Bruns, former President of Aqua Indiana and current executive, led a conversation with other industry thought leaders to walk through the changes and share their recommendations on what you can do now to effectively adopt the revisions and incorporate the new mandates into your larger strategic plan.
Attendees walked away knowing the major implications of the revised LCR to help gain a sense of how to prioritize those operational changes both in the short term and in the long term. Watch again to start making your plan.
Tom Bruns serves as 120Water’s vice president of business development. Bruns has more than 45 years of experience in the water and wastewater field, most recently serving as the president of Aqua Indiana, a part of Aqua America (“WTR”), the nation’s second-largest publicly traded water utility. Prior to his tenure with Aqua, Bruns served as vice president of business development for Indianapolis Water Company from 1989 to 2002, and deputy director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in the late 1980s. From 1984 to 1986 he was responsible for the implementation of the state’s Water Management Act, which one of the nation’s first comprehensive water use data collection efforts.
Steve Via is Director of Federal Relations for the American Water Works Association working in AWWA’s Washington, D.C., office. Steve’s primary responsibilities are two-fold. First, working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies on the development of policy and regulations that affect the water sector, and second, communicating the basis and substance of federal policy and regulations to the water sector.
Megan Glover is the CoFounder and CEO of 120Water. A data and software veteran, prior to founding 120Water she spent nearly 15 years as an executive building and scaling various software as a service products in the midwest. With a passion and knowledge base for utilizing modern software technology to solve problems, 120Water provides modern software and tools necessary to solve our most complex drinking water challenges.