Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory: Small Entity Compliance Guide from the EPA – Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
There is no safe level of lead exposure. EPA will continue to strengthen actions to protect communities from lead in drinking water. This guidance alongside regulatory improvements, infrastructure investments like the $15 billion provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for identifying and replacing lead service lines (LSLs), and other actions, are significant steps towards replacing 100% of LSLs across the country. Service line inventories are the foundation from which water systems can take action to address LSLs. Establishing an inventory of service line materials and identifying the location of LSLs are key steps in getting them replaced. A comprehensive and accurate inventory allows you to publicly track progress on LSL identification and replacement, engaging the community and enhancing transparency. In addition, a comprehensive and accurate inventory can help all systems by supporting asset management programs and customer communications.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS ?
All community water systems (CWSs) and non-transient non-community water systems (NTNCWSs) must submit an initial inventory to their state or primacy agency by October 16, 2024. If you are a CWS or NTNCWS, this fact sheet can help you understand your requirements and prepare your inventory.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES IT CONTAIN?
This fact sheet provides an overview of EPA’s requirements for developing an initial inventory. It also contains a summary of EPA recommendations.
Click on the links below to review the EPA’s requirements fact sheet for developing and maintaining an initial service line inventory with their small entity compliance guide.