The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a revision to the Lead and Copper Rule for drinking water systems. The original rule was established in 1991. The rule required all water systems to monitor for lead and copper in their water and to have a plan to remove or remedy anything that would be introducing these contaminates into the water system.
The new revised rule is concentrating on the LEAD part of the rule. It requires all water systems to establish an INVENTORY of all service lines in their water system and submit it to the EPA by October 2024. The inventory identifies what material each service line is made of from the main line in the road into the house. The goal is to identify how many lead line services are in the system. After the inventory is completed replacement of these lines may be necessary.