City Officials & Water Utilities

Local stakeholders need to act now to ensure continued safety and wellbeing for their communities.

The Flint Water Crisis pulled the curtain back – it’s no longer a secret that up to 10 million American households connect to water through lead pipes and service lines. But the question remains, how will these 9.2 million lines buried across the country be removed and replaced?

With federal and non-federal funding sources available to assist states and water utilities with lead service line replacement (LSLR), it’s time to focus on selecting a safe, long-lasting replacement material. As economically alluring as it might be to pursue patchwork solutions or use cheaper materials, it is a sign of strong leadership to invest in a long-term solution that prioritizes the health and safety of residents.

What to Look for when Replacing Lead Service Lines

Uc3WFylsCO.pngImproper installation techniques can lead to failure or unnecessary repair. For proper copper service line installation, ensure installers follow these directives.

Copper: The Right Choice for Water Service Lines

Copper the right choice for water service lines fact sheet thumbnailLead was once the preferred material for water service line installations. Copper and other materials have since taken its place in new construction, as well as in routine replacement. Discover why copper is now the most widely used plumbing material in the developed world. View PDF

Health Effects and Safe Drinking Water: The Real Story

Copper Health Effects fact sheet thumbnailDespite the fact that copper is regulated by the USEPA Lead and Copper Rule, its consumption is necessary for human health. The ingestion of lead, on the other hand, poses real, chronic health risks. View PDF

The False Initial Cost Economy

service_line_false_economy_fact_sheet.pngAn analysis of the cost comparisons for replacing lead service lines is examined based on the life cycle cost and the total cost of ownership.View PDF

Who is Choosing Copper Now

Copper the right choice for water service lines fact sheet thumbnailCopper has been the preferred material for underground water service lines for the past 50 years. Learn why municipalities continue to use copper and why many select this age-old metal for their lead service line replacement projects. View PDF

Case Studies: Lead Service Line Replacement Projects

service_line_false_economy_fact_sheet.pngSee how five major communities fixed their lead service line problem.
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Technical Assistance

Because we know the health and safety of your community is upmost importance to you, CDA would be happy to partner with you to provide additional educational materials or technical services to ensure your residents once again have faith in their water system.