Tag: Lead in Drinking Water

Lead: Division of Drinking Water

Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials containing lead corrode, especially if the water is highly acidic or contains a low mineral content. The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets, and fixtures. Lead service lines that connect a building or house to the water main can also be …

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Lead and Copper Rule

  WaterLink Lead-Free Schools Identifying Lead Pipes Utah Lead Coalition EPA Lead and Copper Rule Read Utah’s Lead and Copper Rule In 1991 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a regulation known as the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The LCR established a requirement for public drinking water systems classified as either community or non-community …

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DEQ, Schools Partner to Keep Kids Safe from Lead in Drinking Water

By Marie E. Owens   We have all heard about the lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. Some of you may have wondered if anything like this could happen here in Utah. While the natural water chemistry in Michigan is different than we have here, the major cause of that city’s problem was a …

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