Fort Bend MUD 81 Residents,
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federally regulates the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) laws under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) passed by congress to protect our drinking water.
Flint, Michigan was in the headlines due to unhealthy levels of lead in their drinking water. That occurred because the water authority changed the water source and didn’t not properly treat the water. As a result, the lead pipes leading into homes and businesses began to corrode and resulted in unsafe lead levels.
In 1991 the EPA published regulations to control the lead and copper in our drinking water. The goal is to lower the levels by reducing corrosion in the lines which leads to the increase of dangerous metals which can cause health issues
How do we test for these metals?
Testing for copper and lead requires the assistance of the resident or homeowner since the problem arises in the pipe leading from the meter to the domicile. You will be provided with a sample bottle along with instructions on how to collect from a frequently used interior faucet. Residents that provide a sample will receive the results within 30 days from receipt of the sample.
LJA Engineering will be in the Fort Bend 81 MUD district to collect the water samples May 25 and 26, 2023.
Additional information about the Lead and Copper Rule can be found here:
EPA’s Website: https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule
LJA Engineering’s website: https://www.lja.com/environmental-coastal/lead-copper-rule-revised/
Thank you for your cooperation.
Brought to you on behalf of Fort Bend MUD 81 and Inframark