What about states that haven’t issued predictive modeling guidance for LCRR compliance yet?

The EPA’s guidance for LCRR includes predictive modeling and statistical analysis as acceptable methods for service line classification in your inventory. While the EPA does provide some specifics on what to look for in predictive models, they left it up to the individual states to decide what is specifically needed for inventory submission and how those specifics are achieved. 

Webinar: State-level Inventory Compliance

Meeting State LSLI and Predictive Modeling Requirements: What You Need to Know With the LSLI compliance deadline of Oct. 16 approaching quickly, many questions have been asked about inventory compliance at both the federal and state level. To help answer those questions, BlueConduit hosted a webinar on May 23, 2024. Our presenters were Ian Robinson, […]

President Biden announces state-by-state allocation of $3BN in funding to replace lead pipes

Last week, alongside BlueConduit partner Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) in Wilmington NC, President Joe Biden announced $3 billion in funding to replace lead pipes. This funding “is part of the historic $15 billion in dedicated funding for lead pipe replacement provided by the President’s [2021] Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” and included the announcement of […]

How BlueConduit Engages with State Regulators for LSLI and Predictive Modeling

In 2020, BlueConduit’s expert Data Science and Policy teams literally wrote the book on statistical and predictive methods for LSL inventory and replacement. As the October 2024 LSLI compliance deadline approaches, BlueConduit continues to engage with regulators on behalf of our customers, with a focus on partnering with state regulators to ensure all BlueConduit customers have state- and EPA-compliant LSLIs ready to submit ahead of the compliance deadline. What does this process look like?

Compliance Series: Why Is Unknown Management Critical Before The October 2024 LCRR compliance Deadline?

Unknown management isn’t a compliance requirement for October 2024 but, for the purposes of LCRR/LCRI compliance, service lines of unknown material are treated as presumed lead. Water systems that delay active identification of unknowns in their LSLI risk increased compliance requirements in the coming years leading to increased time, cost, and community pressure around lead identification and remediation.

BlueConduit Awarded Sourcewell Contract for Water Service Line Inventory

BlueConduit is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract from Sourcewell, a cooperative government procurement agency. The contract is for Water Service Line Inventory and Management Systems with Related Services and was awarded following a rigorous request for proposal process resulting in contracts that meet, or exceed, local procurement requirements.

How Statistical Methods Help Low Lead (and No Lead) Water Systems

Discover the power of statistical methods in enhancing low lead (and no lead) water systems. BlueConduit’s team dives deep into the role statistics play in ensuring water safety, exploring solutions for minimizing lead levels and maximizing public health protection.

Florida DEP Approves Predictive Modeling for LSLI

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) recently released updated Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Guidance that outlines the approved methods for service line material identification in the LSLI. What does this mean for Florida-based water systems?

Compliance Series: What does LCR/LCRI Compliance mean, exactly?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) with the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). Long term, LCRI compliance means that every service line made of lead or galvanized-requiring-replacement materials will be replaced. How do we get there?