Lead & Copper Rule Revisions - How It Impacts You
Thursday, February 24, 2022 • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
On December 16th, 2021, the EPA promulgated revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The LCR, originally promulgated in 1991, had established a compliance framework aimed at reducing lead in drinking water. The revisions (LCRR) are the first major update to the rule and include a suite of new measures aimed at further reducing the potential of lead exposure from drinking water. The revisions are wide-ranging, and compliance may be difficult for many water authorities.
This webinar will briefly examine the six focus areas the EPA’s LCRR aims to address including:
Identifying the most impacted areas
Strengthening treatment requirements
Accelerating lead service line (LSL) replacements
Increasing sampling reliability
Improving risk communication
Protecting children in schools
We will also review the major changes to the LCR and cover the key requirements including:
Lead service line (LSL) inventories
LSL replacement plans
New sampling protocols
Enhanced treatment requirements and the new trigger level
Finally, we will explore some actions authorities should consider implementing immediately so that they can satisfy the new requirements by the compliance date of October 16th, 2024.
Peter Lusardi, PE, GHD
Stephen Waldvogel, PE, GHD