Mar 11, 2021

Preparing for the Lead & Copper Rule Revision | WWD Weekly Digest

Preparing for the Lead & Copper Rule Revision | WWD Weekly Digest

The Lead & Copper Rule Revision has been years in the making and it was finally published in the Federal Register in January. But not long after that, President Joe Biden assumed office and the White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain issued a memo calling for a regulatory freeze, the language of which impacts the LCRR. Additionally, on March 5, just two days after this video interview was recorded, two actions from the U.S. EPA were sent to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for review, and on March 10 they were made public. The notices propose to extend the effective date to allow for new public comment. Read the news here: https://www.wwdmag.com/epa-action-notices-extend-lead-copper-rule-revision-effective-date.

In this video interview, Erica Walker, senior director of services for 120Water, shares four core principles that utilities should consider and plan around, regardless of the timing of the rule’s effective date. She also discusses some solutions to consider for addressing the challenges of lead service line inventory and tools to identify daycares for the daycare sampling provision of the LCRR.

  • Intro: (0:00)
  • Summarizing what LCR did prior to the revision: (0:45)
  • Lead service line inventory: (1:52)
  • Tier site monitoring and 5th liter sampling: (3:17)
  • Communications of action and trigger level exceedance is accelerated: (4:55)
  • Sampling in schools and childcare facilities: (7:13)
  • Despite uncertainty, how should utilities prepare for LCRR?: (8:10)
  • Solutions to help utilities inventory lead service lines: (10:33)
  • How modeling may help inventory lead service lines: (13:31)
  • What tools can utilities use to find daycares for sampling?: (14:22)
  • Outro: (18:00)

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