Water systems must notify the public and in particular the residents or users of a building with service lines that are lead, galvanized requiring replacement or lead status unknown (but not non-lead).
Notices must be provided in two circumstances:
Water systems must begin providing notices within 30 days of completion of the LSL inventory.
Note that there are other public notice, public education and regular consumer awareness requirements including the annual Consumer Confidence Report that include information on lead in drinking water. These are not covered here because they are not focused on LSL replacements.
Opportunities to Accelerate Replacement
These regular notices can be important tools to engage households, especially as part of a broader communication effort.
Communities may consider: