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Important information about the Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Collaborative

The Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Collaborative, a diverse coalition of 23 water utility, public health, environmental, labor, consumer, housing, and state and local governmental organizations – including AWWA — today released an online toolkit designed to help communities across the United States accelerate removal of lead service lines.

The Collaborative’s toolkit includes a roadmap for getting started, suggested practices to identify and remove lead service lines in a safe, equitable and cost-effective manner, policies that federal and state leaders could adopt to support local efforts, and links to additional resources that may be helpful when developing local programs.

AWWA’s Board of Directors in March 2016 announced its support for the National Drinking Water Advisory Council’s recommendations for revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule. Among those recommendations is the complete removal of lead service lines over time, with shared responsibility among utilities, customers, government, philanthropy and other partners. The Collaborative’s mission is consistent with that goal, although its work is not associated with the LCR revisions.

Read more about the Collaborative and “The Path from Flint” in AWWA CEO David LaFrance’s article and associated sidebars in the January/February 2017 issue of The Environmental Forum.

In addition to AWWA, the Collaborative includes the following organizations:
• American Public Health Association
• Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
• Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
• Blue Green Alliance
• Children’s Environmental Health Network
• Clean Water Action
• Environmental Defense Fund
• Justice and Sustainability Associates
• Learning Disabilities Association of America
• National Center for Healthy Housing
• National Association of County and City Health Officials
• National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
• National Association of Water Companies
• National Conference of State Legislatures
• National Environmental Health Association
• National Rural Water Association
• Natural Resources Defense Council
• Rural Community Assistance Partnership
• Trust for America’s Health
• United Parents Against Lead
• Water Research Foundation

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