AWWA launches online Lead Resource Community

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DENVER -- With the crisis in Flint, Michigan vaulting lead risks into the public consciousness, the American Water Works Association has launched a web-based Lead Resource Community accessible to water professionals, media and the general public.

The Lead Resource Community, available at www.awwa.org/lead, provides a place for water utilities to gain insight and guidance on lead service lines, the Lead and Cooper Rule, corrosion control and other lead management issues. It also includes a news feed, public statements, legislative and regulatory developments and research on lead in water.

“The water community and public health experts have collaborated for many years to reduce lead risks in water, and there is still more work to do,” said AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “The Lead Resource Community brings the latest technical and public policy developments together in one place.

The Lead Resource Community carries links to upcoming in-person and online training opportunities, including a May 16 webinar on the upcoming Lead and Copper Rule revisions and professional sessions at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition, June 19-22 in Chicago. It also includes links to reliable lead information from sources such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, as well as AWWA’s own consumer-focused website, DrinkTap.org.

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

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