BlueConduit comments on EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Our organization is committed to achieving a lead-free drinking water system through evidence-based decision-making. To that end, we submitted the comments regarding the EPA’s proposed modifications to the Lead and Copper Rule.

Based on our team’s experience guiding the lead service line replacement project in Flint and our expertise in data science, our comments can be summarized in the following four bullets. The full comment can be found here.

  • Strengthening reporting requirements to include additional information about service line materials that are known
  • Limiting the reliance on historical records before 1989
  • Allowing water systems more flexibility in managing their unknowns using statistics
  • Changing the assumptions in the economic analysis to be reflect actual cost of service line replacement.

About BlueConduit

BlueConduit pioneered the predictive modeling approach to lead service line identification and replacement. Through BlueConduit data science, utilities, municipalities, government agencies, and consultants standardize, predict, report, and communicate key information about lead.