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The New Lead and Copper Rule

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The new Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) requirements have been published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These new LCR changes will have significant impact on communities that have lead service lines within their drinking water systems. Some hurdles include:

  • communities will need to inventory their service line materials

  • community water systems will need to increase the quantity of lead and copper sampling

  • communities will need to develop a lead service line replacement plan

  • lastly, these new LCR changes may significantly burden a community financially.



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