What is the Revised Lead and Copper Rule?

Since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first published the Lead and Copper Rule in 1991, it has been revised multiple times to better protect children and communities at risk for lead exposure.  After several years of review and analysis, the EPA released Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) on October 16, 2021. City of Norfolk must comply with the rule by October 16, 2024. Lead and Copper Rule Revisions requirements include: 

  • Develop a materials inventory of all service lines – public and private
  • Create a lead service line replacement plan based on the results of the inventory
  • Update/expand the compliance sampling pool based on new criteria
  • Prepare a sampling plan for schools and licensed daycares
  • Review and/or develop the corrosion control program 

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1. What is a water service line?
2. Who owns the water service line on my property?
3. What type of materials are service lines made of?
4. What other sources of lead are there in my home?
5. How do I find where the water service line is on my property?
6. How does lead get into the drinking water?
7. Why is Lead a Public Health Risk?
8. What is the Revised Lead and Copper Rule?
9. What is the City of Norfolk doing about lead service lines?
10. How do I know if I have a lead or galvanized steel service line that needs to be replaced?
11. What should I do if I am concerned about lead in my drinking water?
12. How do I report my water service line material to the City of Norfolk?
13. If my home’s plumbing has a lead service line or lead solder, how can I protect myself?
14. What should I do if I suspect lead poisoning?