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Lead and Copper Corrosion

Becki Rosenfeldt, PE

For decades, lead water pipes were installed in many US cities. Now, remaining sources of lead in household plumbing and service lines pose a public health risk. Corrosion control services help utilities locate lead pipes, assess risk levels, and uphold water quality to reassure the public of the ongoing efforts to maintain their safety and wellbeing.

Navigating the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Revisions

Every water system in the US is impacted by the recent sweeping changes to the Lead and Copper Rule, the first major update to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations in more than a decade. The LCR is a complex rule, and the revisions significantly alter how utilities must handle corrosion control treatment, tap sampling, lead service lines (LSL), and even communicating with the increasingly vigilant public.

The presence of lead is a rising danger to drinking water systems across the country. Corrosion control and lead removal will help to retain all your hard work to maintain your water quality and keep your community safe.

To help utilities meet the October 16, 2024 deadline, Hazen is providing LCR Revision compliance support including development of:

  • Lead Service Line (LSL) Inventories
  • Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Plans
  • Corrosion Control Optimization Studies
  • Compliance Sampling Procedures
  • Special Sampling of Schools and Childcare Facilities
  • Public Education and Outreach Materials

Learn more about how Hazen can help your utility comply with the LCR Revisions.

This Lead and Copper Rule Revisions interactive outlines the proposed changes to the LCR and the impacts of those changes on water utilities.

Our Work

What have you completed on your road to compliance? Hazen’s holistic “source-to-tap” approach focuses on evaluating, planning, and ultimately helping your utility remove lead and minimize corrosion to enhance overall distribution system water quality.