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BlueConduit, SimpleLab team up to locate, remove lead

BlueConduit, SimpleLab team up to locate, remove lead

January 21, 2022 at 9:15 am 0 comments

In December, BlueConduit and SimpleLab announced a new alliance aimed at enabling water utilities and engineering consultants to meet water testing requirements and inventory for lead service lines through a more cost-effective and efficient process. “BlueConduit and SimpleLab share aligned goals: protecting public health and increasing trust in tap water.Read More

Water industry veteran, WF&M contributor Greg Baird joins BlueConduit

Water industry veteran, WF&M contributor Greg Baird joins BlueConduit

January 17, 2022 at 8:55 am 0 comments

Water industry veteran Greg Baird is joining water analytics company BlueConduit as its executive director of national lead service line inventory and replacement, the company announced recently. BlueConduit says Baird’s leadership will combine water infrastructure asset management, artificial intelligence modeling and water infrastructure finance to help communities remove lead pipes.Read More

Is There a Role for Trenchless Technologies in LCR Compliance?

Is There a Role for Trenchless Technologies in LCR Compliance?

January 3, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Jonathon Meyer The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) revisions that are currently under consideration are anticipated to have far-reaching implications on the capital and operating costs of cities, towns and agencies with lead service lines (LSLs). The full replacement of LSLs will be anRead More

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

January 3, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Dec. 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long-awaited Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) took effect, nearly a year after they were finalized by the then-outgoing Trump Administration. The Biden administration marked the occasion by announcing a new Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan that will seek to achieveRead More

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EPA intends to ‘strengthen’ lead and copper regulations as LCR revisions take effect

December 17, 2021 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water. EPA says it is committed to using every tool available—statutory authority under the Safe Drinking Water Act, technical assistance, funding and more—to protectRead More

Survey: Most water systems unprepared for LCR revisions

Survey: Most water systems unprepared for LCR revisions

November 18, 2021 at 9:31 am 0 comments

A new survey shows the majority of U.S. water systems may not be ready for sweeping regulatory changes governing safe drinking water that are expected to begin Dec. 16, 2021. The survey was conducted by 120Water, a solutions provider for managing lead programs. The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and JobsRead More

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House proposes additional $30 billion for lead service line replacement

September 13, 2021 at 8:50 am 0 comments

House Democrats are proposing an additional $30 billion in federal funds for lead service line replacement efforts nationwide, a figure that would be in addition to $15 billion for lead service line replacements that was included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) approved by the Senate in August. According to theRead More

Chemical Cost Cutting Yields Big Results for the City of Akron

Chemical Cost Cutting Yields Big Results for the City of Akron

September 7, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Known as the Rubber Capital of the World, Akron is Ohio’s fifth largest city and has a long tradition of innovation and civic engagement. The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau has a similar vaunted history, and it produces and delivers roughly 35 million gallons of water per day (MGD)Read More

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Company launches new lead pipe inventory solution

June 7, 2021 at 6:38 am 0 comments

120Water recently announced the launch of an inventory management solution, an expanded offering that the company says will help water systems build and validate their lead service line inventories – a foundational requirement for accessing pending federal infrastructure dollars and complying with new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). LCRRRead More

Fitch Ratings: New Lead and Copper Rule will raise costs for water utilities

Fitch Ratings: New Lead and Copper Rule will raise costs for water utilities

February 8, 2021 at 7:15 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is not expected to impact utility credit quality over the near-term, but it could have a material effect on certain water utilities’ capex and credit profiles over the medium- to long-term, particularly for those utilities that serve communitiesRead More