The USEPA issued revisions to the Federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) on January 15, 2021. The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) strengthen every aspect of the LCR to better protect communities in elementary schools and childcare facilities from the impacts of lead exposure. The LCRR’s inventory requires all water systems to develop an initial service line inventory by October 2024 or demonstrate the absence of Lead Service Lines. This has been conducted. Additional information was requested from ratepayers (via Oct 11, 2023 letter) requesting inspections or as-builts to determine construction details of existing laterals. Lead Service Line Replacement Plans must then be created as a result of your inventory. Adequate funding is present to cover the expected costs of compliance. The distribution system is in compliance with the LCRR. A meeting for discussion/planning was held on December 6, 2023 with Wright-Pierce personnel.
What Are We Doing to Help?
As your water provider, we are doing the following to reduce lead exposure in our water system.
Conducting verification of serve line materials including field inspections.
Sharing results and any actions taken.
Executing projects to reduce lead in the water system.
Programs, maps, and informative tips used to educate residents.
What is a service line?
The service line connects the water main to the property. The water utility owns the utility owned portion of the service line and the customer owns the customer owned portion of the service line.