Seeing SDWA Violations, AWWA Warns LCRI May Not Survive Court Scrutiny

February 9, 2024
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is warning that EPA’s lead and copper rule improvements (LCRI) may not pass legal muster due to provisions in the proposal that it and other utility groups have warned are not feasible as is required under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). AWWA, which represents thousands of utilities, told EPA in Feb. 2 comments that it is “concerned that there are several elements of the proposed LCRI that violate the SDWA and Administrative Procedure...

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