American Water Works Association (AWWA)

AWWA announces “Getting Your Water System Ahead of Lead” webcast


DENVER, CO -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that it will host the “Getting Your Water System Ahead of Lead” webcast on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

The webcast will offer insight into the current Lead and Copper Rule and the revisions being proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in 2012.  Once finalized, these revisions will affect regulatory monitoring, corrosion control treatment and details on how lead service lines will be managed in the future.  The new definition of ‘lead-free’ plumbing materials, how it’s being implemented, and what water systems can do today to begin using lower-lead materials will also be discussed.

Webcast presenters include:

  • Dave Purkiss, General Manager, Water Treatment and Distribution Systems, NSF
  • Jeff Kempic, Lead and Copper Rule Team – Lead, Targeting & Analysis Branch, USEPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
  • Jeffrey Griffiths, PHD, Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University and Chair of the USEPA Science Advisory Board, Drinking Water Committee

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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