Frequent Questions

What issues did EPA consider before deciding to require that all water systems include educational lead information in their CCRs?

The rule was revised to address concerns that localized lead exposures may happen, even though the action level is not exceeded. The lead educational information   is intended to help consumers understand the health effects associated with lead, how levels can vary from home to home and ways to reduce risk. The educational materials assist vulnerable populations and their caregivers to prepare and take steps to reduce their risk from lead in drinking water. Also, by providing an educational statement in the CCR, systems are better prepared in the event of a lead action level exceedance to swiftly respond to consumers.


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