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Lead and Copper Rule, Corrosion Control

AWWA has resources available 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.



Visit the Section's Legislation and Regulation page.


Technical Information

Guidance on Lead and Copper from the EPA

Latest Updates on the LCR from the EGLE

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

National Drinking Water Advisory Council Recommendations to Lead and Copper Rule (on AWWA site)


Lead Reduction for Consumers from the EPA

Lead Sampling Instructions (revised 12/2015) from the EGLE

Info for Consumer Communications

Communicating about Lead (pdf)

Assisting Schools and Child Care in Addressing Lead in Drinking Water (pdf)

Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox from the CDC (pdf)

Public Information Requirements from the EPA (pdf)

NEW LCR Testing Talking Points (pdf)

NEW LCR Testing FAQs (pdf)

Other resources available include:


Michigan's LCR 

EGLE's Lead and Copper page

Visit EGLE's website for the latest tools to help you with complying with the LCR.

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.

EPA LCR Comments



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