The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made significant changes to its Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in an effort to better protect humans from the risks of lead exposure in the nation’s drinking water.
Changes under the LCR include:
- science-based testing to identify sources of lead in drinking water;
- establishing a benchmark level for earlier mitigation;
- requiring testing in schools and child care facilities;
- more comprehensive lead line replacements; and
- providing communities with information on the locations of lead service lines.
If you suspect that lead, copper, arsenic, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or other contaminants could be in your municipal or private drinking water supply, the trained professionals at Omni Environmental Group are ready to help. We will discuss your concerns and collect representative raw (untreated) water samples from the drinking water supply serving your residence, municipal building, or business, then submit them to a certified laboratory for analysis. We will review and interpret the analytical data compared to applicable Drinking Water Standards and provide you with a summary of the results. Based on the findings, we can recommend treatment or mitigation measures protective of human health and be your advocate for improving the quality of your drinking water.
More information about the recent EPA revisions can be found at https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/final-revisions-lead-and-copper-rule
Have concerns about your water supply? Don’t hesitate to contact us: 978-256-6766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.