Lead Water Service Line Replacement Poses Problem for Utilities

You turn on the tap and water comes out. It seems simple, but it isn’t for millions of homes across the country that have lead water service lines and lead […]

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Lead Service Lines Highly Impact Low-Income, Minority Households

The lead water service lines in this country need to be replaced, but replacement programs need to keep low-income homeowners in mind in the planning stages. There are nine million […]

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Lead Service Line Replacement Programs Made More Complex by Incomplete Data

We don’t know how many lead service lines remain in service, and estimates vary by the millions. The American Water Works Association estimated that there are more than 6 million [...]

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Infrastructure Bill: Start Planning Now to Obtain Funding for Water Projects

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, or the bipartisan infrastructure bill, will disseminate billions of dollars to states and local governments for infrastructure projects throughout the country, including the replacement [...]

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Infrastructure Bill Provides Funds to Replace Lead Water Service Lines

Local officials have been making the case for years: We need more federal investment in our nation’s water infrastructure – it has shrunk from 63 percent in the 1970s to […]

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Getting the Lead Out: Public and Private Resources for Cities to Address Lead in Water Infrastructure

According to the NRDC’s new national survey of lead water service lines, between 9.7 million and 12.8 million lead pipes are connected to residences. The federal government is focused on [...]

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Improving Resilience for Utilities and Customers through Public Private Partnerships

Bill Eller, Eric West, Gerry Harstine, Jenna Hazelet, and Mark Slater presented on how public-private partnerships can help cities, utilities, and homeowners improve their infrastructure resiliency at the 2021 NRWA WaterPro [...]

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Congress Eyes Lead Service Line Replacement, Water Infrastructure

As a bipartisan infrastructure bill comes closer to realization, many municipal leaders may wonder what provisions related to water infrastructure and lead service line replacement means for their communities. The […]

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Turnkey Help Available to Cities that Want to Expedite Lead Pipe Removal

Congress is considering sending cities as much as $55 billion to remove lead water pipes and service lines from local communities. There are many moving parts to this initiative and […]

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EPA Considers Lead and Copper Rule Revisions After Pushback

Lawsuits and executive orders have made the lead and copper rule revisions uncertain as the Environmental Protection Agency continues to solicit public comment, with the deadline moved to June 17. [...]

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