OMB Completes Review of Guidance for Lead Service Line Inventories

The Office of Management and Budget completed its review of EPA’s lead service line inventory guidance on July 25th, according to the website. The completion of this review typically indicates that the public release of this guidance should be in the very near future. Many states and water systems are moving forward with lead service line replacements, in parallel with (or ahead of) developing the initial lead service line inventories, in order to take advantage of the $15 billion of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding for lead service line replacements over the next five years – noting that the BIL funding can also be used for developing the inventories.