The EPA has issued new Lead and Copper Revisions that require your help.
For more information: https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/revised-lead-and-copper-rule
This new revision requires all water systems to obtain an inventory of both our side AND your side of the water lines. They require us to know from the source all the way to the tap in your house. All water system providers must be compliant by October 16, 2024. As you can imagine, this will be a very big undertaking for water systems in Kansas.
Lead and copper are rarely detected in most drinking water supplies. However, these metals are a concern to consumers because some household fixtures may contain lead or copper and corrosive water may leach (pickup) lead and copper from the household plumbing after entering a home. This is a greater issue for older houses (i.e., houses built before 1986, if the plumbing system has not been replaced) than for newer houses. The most common reason for water utilities to add corrosion inhibitors is to avoid lead and copper corrosion within older homes.
The EPA has told us we must know what the service line material is either by survey or excavation. The Kansas water systems have been given a very short window to comply with this new revision. Please take the time to fill out the survey.