Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
Lead service lines (LSLs) are a major source of the lead that gets into drinking water. This was a clear factor in the crisis in Flint. Removal of LSLs was also identified by the National Drinking Water Advisory Council as a significant issue that EPA should address in the revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule. We will never get to the goal of zero lead in drinking water without totally removing LSLs.
So, what should state drinking water programs be considering? This webinar will point to some technical resources and provide some examples from other states, to get you started thinking about how you and your water systems can respond. The webinar will cover the tools available on the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative website that can assist water systems, local governments, citizen groups, and others interested in developing and implementing local lead service line replacement programs. These resources can also be used by the states that may support these local initiatives. State colleagues will share how they are using the DWSRF and other tools to help finance LSL replacement and “get the lead out.” Hopefully this will only be the beginning of the exchange of information and dialogue about how states can support the goal of full lead service line replacement.
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American Water Works Association
Full lead service line replacement is not easily achieved. This webinar will review the key elements of a replacement program, the tools successful water systems are using, and an update on information and policy gaps associated with full lead service line replacement.
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Children's Environmental Health Network
Part 1 of 2
Childhood lead exposure is associated with adverse health and development effects. There is no safe level of lead exposure, yet many children in the U.S. are exposed via multiple sources, including through their drinking water. In some cases lead-contaminated drinking water may be a result of a home or building’s internal plumbing fixtures, but there are also many communities across the country where water enters a home via a lead service line. Full and safe replacement of these lead service lines is a step communities can take to reduce the risk of children’s exposure to lead. Public health and health care professionals, the water utility, and other community leaders play an important part in the development of a community’s lead service line replacement program.
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