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EPIC’s Lead-Free Water Challenge Sets Sights on Small Systems

The Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) is launching a Lead-Free Water Challenge to help small municipalities and water systems (with a population size of roughly 5,000-35,000) interested in replacing lead service lines launch programs by offering technical assistance, connections to resources and funders, policy guidance, and information-sharing through peer networks. EPIC welcomes submissions from public water systems (either directly or through their municipality) willing to make a commitment to remove all of their lead pipes. EPIC will select five municipalities who will be eligible for up to 100 hours of technical assistance to aid in the development and support of their lead service line replacement program.

Interested municipalities and water systems should apply online by June 15, 2021. Learn more about EPIC’s Lead-Free Water Challenge at http://policyinnovation.org/water/leadfree.