Post Tagged with: "Lead and Copper Rule"

EPA announces $3 billion for LSL replacements

EPA announces $3 billion for LSL replacements

May 6, 2024 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $3 billion from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda to help every state and territory identify and replace lead service lines, preventing exposure to lead in drinking water. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and madeRead More

Copper Development Association names new president, CEO

Copper Development Association names new president, CEO

April 17, 2024 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

The Copper Development Association, Inc. (CDA), has named Adam Estelle as its new president and CEO, effective May 1, 2024. Estelle most recently served as the association’s vice president and will succeed Andrew Kireta, Jr. as the sixth leader of the CDA. Estelle moves toRead More

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

In recent public comments submitted on the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) rule, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reiterated its support for removing lead service lines across the country, but recommended “critical revisions” to make the rule feasible and affordable. “Over the last several decades, theRead More

Funding gap for water sector remains despite federal assistance, Fitch says

Funding gap for water sector remains despite federal assistance, Fitch says

December 15, 2023 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Despite the significant infusion of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Fitch Ratings said it estimates a funding gap in excess of $85 billion over the next five years for water and sewer utilities that will needRead More

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EPA releases proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

November 30, 2023 at 11:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in November released its proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). The proposal, which had been expected, would amend the 2021 Lead and Copper Rule Revisions and establish new mandates for lead pipe including a requirement for U.S. waterRead More

WATCH: Validating Lead Pipe Materials and Mueller’s PipeScreen Service Line Analyzer

WATCH: Validating Lead Pipe Materials and Mueller’s PipeScreen Service Line Analyzer

November 30, 2023 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Field validation of historical records is required for lead service line inventories. How are utilities approaching it? Which technologies and methods are utilities using to locate and identify lead? Dave Johnston, Director of Smart Infrastructure at Mueller, joins us on a new edition of WaterRead More

What Are Water Utilities & States Doing with Compliance Data?

What Are Water Utilities & States Doing with Compliance Data?

November 13, 2023 at 6:35 am 0 comments

A Scathing Critique. A review of “Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era,” by author Cynthia Giles, published by Oxford University Press. | By G. Tracy Mehan, III Former Obama EPA enforcement chief Cynthia Giles has written a very challenging, well-documented critique ofRead More

White House announces Get the Lead Out initiative for LSL technical assistance

White House announces Get the Lead Out initiative for LSL technical assistance

November 13, 2023 at 5:35 am 0 comments

Last week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced the agency’s Get the Lead Out (GLO) Initiative aimed at providing technical assistance for lead service line removal in underserved communities. Through the GLO initiative, which is funded entirely byRead More

Lead pipe detection innovators awarded grants

Lead pipe detection innovators awarded grants

October 2, 2023 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Three companies that are innovating methods to non-invasively detect lead service lines were awarded grants totaling $75,000 in September from the Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA) as part of the organization’s 2023 Open Innovation Challenge. The CWA’s Open Innovation Challenge, essentially a Request for Technology ConceptsRead More

BlueConduit announces integration with Esri

BlueConduit announces integration with Esri

September 28, 2023 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

Water analytics company BlueConduit has announced an integration with Esri that will bring its machine learning to utilities using Esri’s ArcGIS technology. BlueConduit says its water utility customers will now have the ability to view and update service line inventories in a single platform usingRead More