Final Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule
EPA’s new Lead and Copper Rule better protects children and communities from the risks of lead exposure by better protecting children at schools and child care facilities, getting the lead out of our nation’s drinking water, and empowering communities through information. Improvements under the new rule include:
- Using science-based testing protocols to find more sources of lead in drinking water.
- Establishing a trigger level to jumpstart mitigation earlier and in more communities.
- Driving more and complete lead service line replacements.
- For the first time, requiring testing in schools and child care facilities.
- Requiring water systems to identify and make public the locations of lead service lines
For more information visit the Federal Register visit https://www.regulations.gov: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300.
- Federal Register Notice : National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Final Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
- Press Release: EPA Finalizes Historic Action to Better Protect Children’s Health
- Virtual Event: Video Recording
- Fact Sheet: LCR Overview
- Infographic: Improving Lead Sampling to Better Protect Public Health
- Infographic: Hometown, USA. Understanding How the New Lead and Copper Rule Reduces Lead
in Your Community
- Infographic: Large City USA. Understanding How the New Lead and Copper Rule Reduces Lead in Your Community
- Document: Funding and Technical Resources for Lead Service Line Replacement in Small and Disadvantaged Communities
- Reference Guide for PWSs: Side by Side Comparison of the Current LCR and Final
- Website: Funding and Case Studies on Lead Service Line Replacement
- Model: Safewater LCR Database and Associated Files
- Fact Sheet: Understanding the Current LCR
- Information on Proposed Rule