Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators Initiative Announced
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $15 billion through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund in the form of grants and loans to water systems for lead service line replacement.
According to theEPA, the Accelerators will collectively work in 40 communities across the four states to accelerate lead service line projects by supporting the development of:
- Community engagement plans that provide educational resources and meaningfully engage affected community members while identifying and replacing LSLs;
- Lead Service Line inventories that identify the location of lead lines and meet requirements in the 2021 Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) for a complete inventory by October 2024.
- Lead Service Line replacement plans that provide communities with a roadmap for identification, prioritization, and replacement of all LSLs, including public and private portions; and/or
- SRF funding applications that help communities access DWSRF funding for LSL replacement projects.