Utilities, States In Limbo Over Potential EPA Lead Drinking Water Changes

January 3, 2022
Drinking water utilities and state drinking water regulators remain in limbo over how to prepare for potential EPA changes to the lead and copper rule (LCR) even as the agency has decided to let Trump-era changes to the regulation go into effect. The Biden administration announced Dec. 16 that it had determined the Trump-era LCR revisions (LCRR) are more protective that the previous Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) regulation but that it plans to propose additional changes to the rule...

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