By January 2024, water systems must develop an inventory of LSLs. The inventory must identify whether the service line in the public right-of-way and the service line on customer property falls in one of the following categories:
Galvanized requiring replacement is a category that includes galvanized pipe that is, has been, or may have been preceded by an LSL.
All water systems must make the inventory publicly accessible and systems serving more than 50,000 people must make the inventory available online. The inventory must be updated over time and the state informed of progress to improve service material accuracy and to track LSL replacements. The primary data sources of information for the inventories include:
Importantly, the inventory must:
The LSL inventory serves multiple purposes within the rule including:
Opportunities to Accelerate Replacement
The inventory is an essential tool to develop plans, set priorities, and communicate to the public. Over the next three years, water systems will be sprinting to develop LSL inventories that meet regulatory requirements. While LSL inventory is in development, there is an opportunity for communities to build awareness about LSLs, and how to recognize them, and use that awareness to facilitate action.
Questions to ask include: