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Environmental Health Division
Lead and Copper Rule Revisions
For Minnesota Public Water Systems
On December 16, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the current Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), originally published on January 15, 2021, at Federal Register, 86 FR 4198) will go into effect to support development of actions to reduce lead in drinking water. EPA directed states and systems to prioritize developing lead service line inventories which will need to be submitted by the compliance date October 16, 2024.
- Overview of the recommendations and requirements for systems developing their service line inventory.
- Systems with service lines that need to be replaced under LCRR need to meet these requirements in submitting their plan with the initial inventory.
- Details on defining the different types of service lines in a distribution for a system inventory.
- Templates and information for creating and submitting the service line inventory for Community systems.
- Facts regarding Lead Service Line Replacement.
- Guidance materials for noncommunity system water operators to help with service line inventory development.
- Information about MDH’s LSL inventory technical assistance master contract to help systems with the LSL inventory process.
- Materials public water systems can use to communicate with their customers.
- The Lead and Copper Rule requires public water systems to collect from lead and copper sites.
- Archive of questions and answers regarding the LCRR topics from 2020 - 2021.