AMWA submits extensive comments to EPA on proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions
AMWA submitted comments February 12 in response to EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. Developed over several months with the input of AMWA’s Regulatory Committee, the comments praise several strengths of the proposed rule including requirements to create lead service line (LSL) inventories, the avoidance of a strict deadline for the replacement of all LSLs nationwide, and the discouragement of partial LSL replacements.
AMWA’s comments also highlight areas where the rule falls short, such as not fully recognizing that addressing lead in drinking water requires collaborative efforts between water systems and homeowners, schools, and child care centers. AMWA’s comments also note strong concerns with portions of the proposed rule that would penalize water systems for failing to achieve mandates that can only be achieved in cooperation with these entities.
A detailed breakdown of AMWA’s comments can be found in the Regulatory Report.