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Final Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Information

Information on final Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

EPA’s new Lead and Copper Rule better protects children and communities from the risks of lead exposure by better protecting children at schools and child care facilities, getting the lead out of our nation’s drinking water, and empowering communities through information. Improvements under the new rule include:

  • Using science-based testing protocols to find more sources of lead in drinking water.
  • Establishing a trigger level to jumpstart mitigation earlier and in more communities.
  • Driving more and complete lead service line replacements.
  • For the first time, requiring testing in schools and child care facilities.
  • Requiring water systems to identify and make public the locations of lead service lines

For more information visit the Federal Register visit https://www.regulations.gov: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Jan 20, 2021
Updated: Wed, Jan 20, 2021

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