Project #4317

Non-Intrusive Methodology for Assessing Lead and Copper Corrosion

$737,000
Completed
Principle Investigator
Marc
Edwards
Research Manager
Mr. Jonathan Cuppett
Contractor
CDM Smith Inc.

Abstract

This project developed, validated, and demonstrated a portable device that allows water utilities to monitor lead and copper values without engaging in household tap sampling. This monitoring provided insight into potential premise plumbing metal release and changes in the rate of metal release to evaluate corrosion control effectiveness. The final report contains design instructions for the approved device, testing results, and statistical validation of the device. Research partner: EPA. Published in 2014.