Yesterday, EPA Administrator Wheeler sent a proposed update to the Lead and Copper Rule, which governs lead in drinking water, to the White House for review. The Trump Administration has made updating the policy a key priority for the EPA. Administrator Wheeler has proposed all lead lines to be mapped, monitored, and ultimately replaced over a 30-year period, with the most corrosive pipelines at the top of the list.
Below is a statement that can be attributed to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the GAIN Coalition.
“The GAIN Coalition supports the Trump Administration’s and the EPA’s efforts to update our nation’s potable water delivery lines. Clean water is essential to healthy lives so it’s imperative that our government be proactive to ensure access for all Americans. This critical investment in America’s water infrastructure is a step in the right direction. Regulators must plan for the long term and develop strategies that will make for more resilient water systems for generations to come. We rely on crucial water infrastructure every day – we must continue to invest in modern materials that are durable, sustainable, and resilient.”