Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Guidance


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 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


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

Inventory Template


  • Getting the Lead Out: Guidance for Developing Service Line Inventories and funding Information on BIL (August 10, 2022)
    Recording | Slides


Other Info/Readings

Lead Service Line Inventory Template Example by ASDWA

Lead service line identification: A review of strategies and approaches (Hensley et al., 2021)