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IRS says LSL replacements will not need to be reported as taxable income

March 11, 2024 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will issue an official tax guidance update on March 11 that work done by water service providers to replace lead service lines on private property will not need to be reported as taxable income. The IRS and the U.S. EnvironmentalRead More

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

February 27, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Brendan O’Brien, Bill Marriott & Nick Bouthilette Across the United States, public water systems are facing a big question: is there lead in our water lines? This is a concern especially in older cities where most of the water infrastructure pre-dates the federal leadRead More

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

Inside Cleveland Water’s Ambitious Lead Service Line Replacement Program

February 22, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are still 9.2 million lead lines connecting homes to water systems nationwide. According to the American Water Works Association, the average cost to fully replace a single lead service line can be more than $10,000 and AWWARead 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

PWSA gets $32 million in BIL funds to boost LSL program

PWSA gets $32 million in BIL funds to boost LSL program

January 29, 2024 at 6:15 am 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority was awarded a $32.1 million funding package from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to continue the aggressive removal of lead service lines throughout its drinking water system. The funding, provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), is splitRead 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

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