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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

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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

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

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

DC Water releases new lead map, part of 2023 Lead Free DC plan

DC Water releases new lead map, part of 2023 Lead Free DC plan

August 14, 2023 at 8:49 am 0 comments

This summer DC Water released its 2023 Lead Free DC (LFDC) Plan, detailing the necessary actions required from DC Water, customers the District of Columbia, and other key partners to accelerate lead line replacement efforts. Lead Free DC launched in 2019 with the goal of removingRead More

BlueConduit introduces lead service line cost estimator

BlueConduit introduces lead service line cost estimator

July 19, 2023 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

As water utilities across the United States work to find and replace lead service lines (LSLs), many are doing so without knowing just how many are in their system. To help utilities plan, water analytics company BlueConduit has launched a free LSL count and replacementRead More

BlueConduit to provide technical support on New Orleans LSL map

BlueConduit to provide technical support on New Orleans LSL map

May 25, 2023 at 11:20 am 0 comments

BlueConduit has been hired to provide technical support in the development of an online, interactive lead service line map for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO). The News Orleans Water Service Line Map will allow city residents to learn the known orRead More