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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

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AMWA: LCR revisions hit Federal Register

January 19, 2021 at 9:38 am 0 comments

After being unveiled Dec. 22, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the final Lead and Copper Rule revisions in the Jan. 15 Federal Register. The incoming Biden administration plans to review rules finalized in the closing days of the Trump administration that have not taken effect as of Jan. 20. With anRead More

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Read AWWA’s statement on final Lead and Copper Rule revisions

January 4, 2021 at 7:22 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December announced the final Lead and Copper Rule. American Water Works Association President Melissa Elliott issued the following statement. “The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working toward a day when the potential for lead in drinking water is removed fromRead More

EPA rule to reduce lead plumbing materials finalized

EPA rule to reduce lead plumbing materials finalized

August 3, 2020 at 9:59 am 0 comments

In July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule to reduce lead in plumbing materials used in public water systems, homes, schools and other facilities. The agency says the action marks a significant milestone in implementing the Trump Administration’s Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead ExposuresRead More

120Water to work with Denver Water in lead reduction program

120Water to work with Denver Water in lead reduction program

May 14, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Digital water platform 120Water has been selected by Denver Water for a three-year, $19 million program to help the utility manage its sweeping and proactive Lead Reduction Program. 120Water will facilitate the program’s supply and distribution of pitchers and water filters certified to remove lead as well as its targeted testingRead More

Newark partners with 120Water for post-lead replacement program

Newark partners with 120Water for post-lead replacement program

March 26, 2020 at 8:54 am 0 comments

120Water, a digital water platform, has been selected by the City of Newark, New Jersey, to manage “The Newark Way of Thinking & Drinking,” a post lead service line (LSL) replacement program to ensure residents have clean, safe and reliable drinking water. Newark began a 30-month LSL replacement program inRead More

Avoiding Crisis: Preparing for the Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Avoiding Crisis: Preparing for the Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

February 18, 2020 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

By Megan Glover In October 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposed revisions to the existing Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The proposal would update the original 1991 rule, change the current standards and add several new responsibilities for water utilities across the country. The changesRead More

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

AMWA: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule presents significant changes for utilities

January 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

By Diane VanDe Hei The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October released its long-awaited proposal for the revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The proposal includes many far-reaching provisions that, if put into law, will have a lasting impact on how water utilities in the United States address leadRead More

AWWA, water organizations react to proposed LCR updates

AWWA, water organizations react to proposed LCR updates

October 11, 2019 at 11:19 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, which addresses lead in drinking water. David LaFrance, CEO of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), issued the following statement: The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to advancing strong consumer protections todayRead More

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EPA announces proposed revisions to Lead and Copper Rule

October 11, 2019 at 10:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced a proposed rule that significantly improves the actions that water systems must take to reduce lead in the nation’s drinking water. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposal at an event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This action represents the first majorRead More