Lead and Copper Compliance Assistance
120Water is a complete solution for successful drinking water programs. No matter where a water system is in its LCR Compliance journey, 120Water can help - from developing an assessment of a utility's situation to assisting in a multi-year compliance effort.
MRWA is committed to bringing our members new opportunities and resources that will benefit rural and small communities. One way we are doing that is partnering with 120Water. Their solution includes software, sampling kits and services that help execute successful water safety, compliance and wastewater monitoring programs. Staffed by water industry and software experts, their team and solutions are expertly equipped to help you handle compliance. This partnership will expand the technical assistance and support available to our members, while providing preferred pricing on services and solutions from 120Water.
Currently their leading offerings encompass the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR).
To assist utilities with LCRR, they are offering free 30-minute planning sessions to either get started on their plan or help utilities along the way as they navigate compliance. This is a valuable asset for rural communities that don’t have the extra budget or time to get started.
These free sessions will connect you to a state-specific LCRR specialist, and after only 30 minutes you will walk away with:
A comprehensive understanding of where you are in the LCRR journey
Identification of data and resources already available to start building a preliminary inventory
Insights into what other utilities in the state are doing to tackle LCRR and any state-specific guidelines
Best practices for managing the data
A clear vision and recommendations for best next steps
For more information, visit https://120water.com/lcrr-assistance/.
We know funding in particular can be a pain point for all utilities, but especially for those in rural water. You may have already heard some of this news, but we wanted to share a few relevant updates and resources with you that will directly impact you:
- Rural Playbook: The Biden Administration Released a Rural Playbook and Is Launching "Building A Better America" Rural Infrastructure Tour To Highlight the Impact Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law On Rural America.
- Drinking Water State Revolving Fund For Lead Service Line Replacement: The EPA will provide $15 billion over five years to states, Tribes, and territories to identify and replace lead service lines. No state match is required for these funds, 49% of which will be made available as forgivable grants and loans to underserved communities. Eligible applicants should apply through their State Revolving Loan program.
- Accelerate the Development and Use of Lead Service-Line Inventories: Potential recipients of the lead service line replacement funds are being encouraged to develop their inventories as soon as possible, which can help guide the design of replacement projects eligible for these funds. More detail on the EPA’s technical assistance can be found at the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center.