NDWAC Warns LCRI May Exempt Some LSLs From Replacement Mandate

February 2, 2024
EPA’s advisors are raising concerns that the agency’s proposed lead and copper rule improvements (LCRI) only requires systems to replace portions of lead service lines (LSL) over which they have “control,” warning that would exempt LSLs on private property from replacement mandates and undercuts the rule’s goals of replacing all LSLs within 10 years. EPA’s failure to adequately define what it means for a water system to “control” LSLs “will actually leave vast quantities of lead service lines in the...

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