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The Lead and Copper Rule applies to all community (CWS) and non-transient (NTNC) public water systems. EPA adopted revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule in 2021 that include a requirement for public water systems to conduct inventories of service lines and to identify service line material type. The intent of the service line inventory requirement is to identify those service lines made of lead so that they can be scheduled for removal and replacement.
Public water systems must conduct an inventory of all service lines, on both the water system side and the homeowner side of the meter, and to submit the results to OHA–Drinking Water Services (DWS) by October 16, 2024.
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The Groundwater Rule (GWR) applies to all public water systems that use groundwater sources or purchase groundwater. The primary purpose of the rule is to protect public health from bacterial and viral pathogens in public groundwater systems.Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water ActThe Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act amends the Safe Drinking Water Act regarding the use and introduction into commerce of lead pipes, plumbing fittings or fixtures, solder and flux. The law is effective January 4, 2014. EPA has provided the following document to assist manufacturers, retailers, plumbers and consumers in understanding the changes to the law:
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