Drinking water Lead and Copper Rule
This page is for public water systems required to report under the Lead and Copper Rule. Please visit our lead page for consumer information on lead in your home, testing, and other topics.
- Sample site locations and materials survey
Sample collection and results
Action level exceedance
Consumer notice of lead tap water results
- Request reduction from 6-month to annual monitoring (pilot reduction project).
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ).
- Materials evaluation and sample pool guidance.
- Adding or updating sample sites on portal.
- Lead and copper sample collection instructions.
- Lead and Copper Corrosion Bench-Scale Testing Guidance Manual.
- EPA lead and copper rule guidance, templates and announcements.
- EPA guidance manual for selecting lead and copper control strategies.
2019 Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Stakeholder Information
EPA posted the rule revisions to the Federal Register and is currently accepting comments on the implementation impact by December 13, 2019, and for the remaining comments on the rule through January 13, 2020. The department hosted an information session on these potential revisions on November 4, 2019. Please see meeting presentation and Federal Register links below.
- Federal Register.
- Implementation impact (information collection request).
- November 4, 2019, agenda, slides, and meeting recording.
- Aqua Talk newsletter.
- Reporting sample results email November, 2016.
- Additional samples email November, 2016.
- Consumer notice email November, 2016.
- Monitoring requirements email October, 2016.
- Clarification of invalidation email.
- Outreach to systems about sample sites and materials July, 2016.
- Message to laboratories and systems about lead and copper sampling guidance.
- EPA lead and copper letter to Colorado.
- Colorado lead and copper response to EPA.