PHILADELPHIA – The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) President and CEO Robert F. Powelson issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed improvements to the Lead and Copper Rule:
“We support efforts to eliminate lead service lines from the nation’s water systems and applaud the Biden Administration for its continued leadership on this issue.
“Knowing the risks associated with lead service lines, NAWC member companies have been proactively removing tens of thousands of lead service lines from their water systems. Lead service line replacement is a national priority for NAWC member companies who have been working in collaboration with state public utility commissions to protect customers and address this issue. These efforts are part of the regulated, private water industry’s ongoing commitment to ensure our customers have access to drinking water that is safe, reliable and affordable.
“The EPA’s proposed improvements to the Lead and Copper Rule places all water providers on a level playing field and will go a long way toward increasing American’s confidence in the water coming from their taps.”