Water Research Foundation Resources Expert Symposiums Lead and Copper Symposium 2016

Hosted by the Philadelphia Water Department in cooperation with WRF, this event provided insights on possible future changes to the Lead and Copper Rule, based on recent National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) discussions.

NDWAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that supports the U.S. EPA in performing its duties and responsibilities related to the national drinking water program. Over the past several years, NDWAC has discussed possible changes to the Lead and Copper Rule, which is the regulation that aims to control lead and copper in drinking water systems. NDWAC concluded their efforts in 2015.This one-day symposium featured presenters who participated in the NDWAC discussions. Their insights are captured in the following presentations.

Conference Presentations:​

Review of Key Research Issues Addressed by WRF – Jonathan Cuppett, Water Research Foundation

AWWA Activities, What Will Happen in 2016 and 2017, Impact of Flint – Steve Via, American Water Works Association

Final Recommendations of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council on the Lead and Copper Rule – Gary Burlingame, Philadelphia Water Department

NDWAC Recommendations Related to Lead Service Line Replacements – Steve Estes-Smargiassi, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Corrosion Control and Treatment (CCT) and Water Quality Parameters (WQPs): What’s New – Dave Cornwell, Environmental Engineering and Technlogy, Inc.

Public Education Requirements in the NDWAC Recommendations – Gary Burlingame, Philadelphia Water Department

Overview of 2015 NDWAC Recommendations to the USEPA for Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule: Proposed Changes for Copper – Matt Corson, American Water

Link to EPA Report:
Final Report of the Lead and Copper Rule Working Group to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, August 2015 - PDF