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Lead and Copper Rule

Updated March 13, 2024

In December 2020, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first major update to the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR)  in nearly 30 years. EPA’s new rule strengthens every aspect of the LCRR to better protect children and communities from the risks of lead exposure and provide increased access to information.

The LCRR requires water systems to prepare and maintain an inventory of service line materials. Initial inventories are required to be submitted to state agencies with primary enforcement responsibilities by October 16, 2024.

The Service Authority is currently conducting an inventory of service lines on both the Service Authority’s side of the water meter and the property owner’s side of the meter to confirm the material used in the construction of the water service line. To date, we have not found any lead in any service lines.

How you can help!

You can help the Service Authority meet the requirements of the LCRR by inspecting your home plumbing and reporting the pipe material that you have in your water service line coming into your home. Simply inspect the pipes coming into your home and then fill out the form below and submit the form to the Service Authority. 

What kind of material is in my water service line?

Water service line pipes can consist of many different materials including lead, galvanized iron, brass, copper or plastic.  You can use the information below and/or watch the available video tutorial below to help you determine your water service line material and plumbing material.

How to do I locate and inspect your water service line?

Here are a few video tutorials.

  1. https://youtu.be/PcO5FCE9Vfw?si=pGXLB3Zy8sQJ_igb
  2. https://youtu.be/ZaDp92DJB9c?si=cWttVFIEPCaL6voO
  3. https://youtu.be/AiU7GHzD_Ck?si=y9mwV9H6PmIVx4EM

How do I report your service pipe material to the Service Authority?

Use the Water Service Line Material Reporting Form below to report to us the type of pipe material that comes from your water meter into your home.

How do I get more information about Lead and Copper?

Click here for our Lead and Copper Frequently Asked Questions.

Water Service Line Material Reporting Form  

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Additional Information

If you have questions, please connect with the Service Authority at: leadandcopper@pwcsa.org.