EPA's Lead and Copper Rule for Clarksville Gas & Water

WHAT IS THE EPA'S LEAD AND COPPER RULE?

40 CFR Part 141 Subpart I

In 1991, EPA published a regulation to control lead and copper in drinking water. This regulation is known as the Lead and Copper Rule (also referred to as the LCR). Since 1991 the LCR has undergone various revisions.

The treatment technique for the rule requires systems to monitor drinking water at customer taps. If lead concentrations exceed an action level of 15 ppb or copper concentrations exceed an action level of 1.3 ppm in more than 10% of customer taps sampled, the system must undertake a number of additional actions to control corrosion.

If the action level for lead is exceeded, the system must also inform the public about steps they should take to protect their health and may have to replace lead service lines under their control.

LEAD AND GALVANIZED WATER SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

We have enhanced our current program to remove lead and galvanized service lines in our water system in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule, 40 CFR Part 141 Subpart I.

Please scroll through the following storyboard for what the Clarksville Water System is doing (and has already done) to reduce or eliminate lead levels in its drinking water?