Tag: Lead in Drinking Water

Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

To reduce lead in drinking water, EPA introduced Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) which will go into effect by October 16, 2024. Currently, EPA is taking steps to develop a new rule, the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements. Systems subject to the LCRR (Community and Non-Transient Non-Community water systems) will need to develop service …

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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

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 non-transient to routinely monitor for lead and copper. Also identified in the LCR are action levels for lead and copper. An …

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