Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Collaborative Website Launched

The Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Collaborative, a diverse coalition of 23 national public health, water utility, environmental labor, consumer, housing, and state and local governmental organizations, released an online toolkit designed to help communities across the U.S. accelerate removal of lead service lines. Removing these lead pipes provides an opportunity to significantly reduce the risk of exposure to lead in drinking water. The Collaborative’s toolkit includes a roadmap for getting started, suggested practices to identify and remove lead service lines in a safe, equitable, and cost-effective manner, policies that federal and state leaders could adopt to support local efforts, and links to additional resources that may be helpful when developing local programs.
ASDWA is a member of the LSLR Collaborative and ASDWA staff, along with representatives from Rhode Island and Virginia participated in Collaborative work groups.  The information on the website can assist states in guiding lead service line replacement initiatives and supporting local communities that want to start such efforts ahead of the Long-Term Lead and Copper Rule Revisions that are scheduled to be proposed in 2017.