EPA Issues Guidance to Help Communities Locate Lead Pipes that can Contaminate Drinking Water

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan will provide communities and water utilities with guidance to help identify lead pipes that connect drinking water service to homes and other buildings.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “There is no safe level of lead exposure, and it is essential that we accelerate progress on locating lead pipes that deliver drinking water where people live, work, and play,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox. “Under President Biden’s leadership, EPA is committed to working with states, Tribes, and water utilities to get the lead out of our drinking water. We are using every tool available, including providing this important guidance, strengthening the Lead and Copper Rule, and investing $15 billion through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to remove lead pipes.”

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