The Latest on Lead and Copper in Michigan
Lead and Copper Rule, Corrosion Control
AWWA has resources available here to help members address customer concerns and to provide guidance in assessing water quality in order to maintain public health and safety. Here are some AWWA and other resources to help you address questions or concerns that may arise in your community. The Section encourages members to direct consumers to follow directions closely when deciding to use a household filter since effectiveness of filters can vary based on use.
Technical Information Rules
- Guidance on Lead and Copper from the EPA
- Lead and Copper Rule: A Quick Reference Guide from the EPA
- 40 CFR 141 Subpart E from the US Government Publishing Office
- 40 CFR 141 Subpart I from the US Government Publishing Office
- Lead Reduction for Consumers from the EPA
- Public Information Requirements from the EPA (pdf)
- LCR Testing Talking Points (pdf)
- LCR Testing FAQs (pdf)
Other Resources Available Include:
- EPA General Lead and Copper info page
- How to Identify Lead-Free Certification Marks from the EPA
- Simultaneous Compliance Guidance Manual for DBP Rules from the EPA (pdf)
- NSF International information on lead
- NSF International information on consumer water filters
EGLE: Lead and Copper
Visit EGLE's website for the latest tools to help you with complying with the LCR.
The statewide Drinking Water Advisory Council (SDWAC) released their toolkit to help water supplies educate customers about lead in drinking water. The tools are available for download here.
Keep your eye on this page as well as the website calendar for more details about other action MI-AWWA will be taking to help members prepare for this extremely challenging rule.
The EPA was accepting public comment on the federal Lead and Copper Rule. The comment period closed on March 8. The Section, with assistance from the Association, work by the Section's Government Affairs Council, and input from members about Michigan's LCR changes, submitted comments to the EPA.