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Update: Lead Service Line Replacement and LCRR Resources

While the EPA’s Final Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) are pending and under review at the Agency, several organizations have continued to update and develop lead-related resources.

The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative has updated their website and developed new webpages describing the LCRR and how the new rule can be leveraged to help accelerate lead service line (LSL) replacement. The Collaborative is also hosting a webinar, New Resource: Leveraging the LCR to Accelerate LSL Replacement, on May 26th from 3:00-4:00 PM ET. This webinar will provide a facilitated walkthrough of the new Collaborative webpages that highlight opportunities to leverage the revised LCR to accelerate full LSL replacement, and point to examples of communities already acting on them. Register for the webinar here.

The Children’s Environmental Health Network is continuing its townhall series, The Lead and Copper Rule and Lead Service Line Replacement: Opportunities to Accelerate the Removal of an Important Source of Lead Exposure. This three-part series for public health professionals covers the importance of addressing lead in drinking water, implications and requirements of EPA’s new LCR, and opportunities for public health officials to help accelerate full LSL replacement in their communities. The final town hall in this series is scheduled for May 18th. Registration is open now. More information about this series, including recording of the first two town halls, can be found here.

National League of Cities held a webinar on lead as a part of its townhall series. A recording of Tele-town Hall: Understanding EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule and Financing Opportunities can be found here. Additional resources and information about NLC’s townhall series can be found here.

Finally, ASDWA hosted a webinar with staff from Michigan EGLE last month, The Michigan LCR Experience: 5th Liter Sampling and Lead Service Lines, a recording of which can be viewed here.