Please see links below for resources developed and curated by the VDH Office of Drinking Water:
Guidance from VDH-ODW
ODW has developed several documents to help water systems in Virginia navigate the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. ODW will continue to update these documents and develop new guidance materials as the EPA continues to release new information.
Lead Service Line Inventory – FAQ
Lead Service Line Inventory Methods
Lead Service Line Replacement Plan – FAQ
Lead Ban Guidance and Chronology
Monitoring Requirements for Lead and Copper in Tap Water – FAQ
Sampling at Schools and Child Day Centers – FAQ
- Lead and Copper Rule Revisions: Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory
Guidance from EPA
EPA released Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory on August 4, 2022. This guidance is intended to help water systems to comply with the requirement of submitting an initial service line inventory by October 16, 2024 set by the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. It includes best practices on how to prepare and maintain a service line inventory and communicate this information to the public. EPA also released an Inventory Template to accompany this guidance. Both documents are available to download below and are also available on the EPA’s website.
Revised Lead and Copper Rule Webpage
Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory
- Getting the Lead Out: Guidance for Developing Service Line Inventories and funding Information on BIL (August 10, 2022)
Recording | Slides
Templates from VDH ODW
ODW has developed templates for required notifications under the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. All water systems with lead, galvanized requiring replacement, or lead status unknown service lines in their service line inventory must inform all persons served by the water system at the service connection with a lead, galvanized requiring replacement, or lead status unknown service line. A water system must provide the initial notification within 30 days of completion of the lead service line inventory and repeat the notification on an annual basis until the entire service connection is no longer a lead, galvanized requiring replacement, or lead status unknown service line. For new customers, water systems shall also provide the notice at the time of service initiation.
Consumer Notice Galvanized Requiring Replacement
Consumer Notice Lead Status Unknown
Notice to Schools Child Care Facilities
Lead Service Line Inventory Template Example by ASDWA
Lead service line identification: A review of strategies and approaches (Hensley et al., 2021)