Replacing All Lead Water Pipes Under EPA Consideration

Oct. 26, 2016, 7:01 PM

EPA wants to get the lead out. All of it.

Replacing lead service lines in their entirety is among the regulatory options the Environmental Protection Agency is mulling as part of its upcoming revisions to the lead and copper rule.

A white paper released by the agency Oct. 26 said lead service line replacement is among the options being considered for addressing drinking water contaminated with lead leaching from old pipes and plumbing fixtures and outlined the related challenges and opportunities.

Cost and equity issues involved in paying for such an undertaking top the agency’s list of concerns along with ...

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