LEAD AND COPPER RULE (LCR)
FOR WATER UTILITIES
The US EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) protects communities from the risks of lead and copper exposure through drinking water by using science-based protocols to find the sources of lead, establishing a trigger to jumpstart mitigation in more communities, complete lead service line replacements, and requiring Water Utilities to identify and make public the locations of lead service lines.
The Federal EPA has issued a Draft Final Update to the Lead and Copper Rule.
This update takes effect December 16th, 2021,and compliance is required by October 16th, 2024
After the US EPA Update takes effect, the State of Indiana (IDEM) must review the rule and issue guidance for Indiana Water Utilities.