Lead and Copper Resources

LEAD AND COPPER RESOURCES

EEI understands these are uncertain times when it comes to drinking water rules concerning lead and copper. Having the latest information is vital to Water Utility Managers and other Decision-Makers. We are pleased to offer this page as your resource for the latest information.

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   Recent Developments

IDPH Finalizes Waiver, Notification, and Separation Variance Policy for LSLR (May 2022)
ISAWWA has released the finalized property owner waiver, notification process, and separation variance for compliance with new LSLR requirements. Read the ISAWWA Regulatory Update with links to documents HERE

IDPH Releases Draft LSLR Waiver and Water/Sewer Service Separation Variance (March 2022)
Representatives from the Illinois Department of Public Health shared draft documents for the LSLR waiver (referenced in Illinois Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act) and plumbing code variance for water/sewer service separation for instances where it is impracticable for the new water service line to comply with separation requirements.

EEI Releases Infographic Summarizing the LSLR Scenarios and Required Steps Under the IL Act (April 2022) LSLR Scenarios Infographic

USEPA LCR Revisions (December 2021)
On December 16, 2021, the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) went into effect and the EPA announced its intent to develop a new proposed rule, the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements, to strengthen the regulatory framework. EEI published a Regulatory Notification to summarize the revisions. Learn More on EPA’s Website

EEI Releases Infographic Summarizing the Lead Service Line Replacement Plan requirements under the Illinois Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act. (November 2021) EEI Infographic

Governor Signs Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act (August 2021)
On August 27, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act. The act becomes effective January 1, 2022. Learn More

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