Lead and Copper in Public Water Systems

The Ohio Legislature amended Ohio Revised Code Chapter 6109, adopting new requirements related to lead and copper for public water systems and certified laboratories. The new requirements charge Ohio EPA with reviewing standards for lead and copper monitoring, requiring more timely public notification of monitoring results, and ensuring public water systems optimize corrosion control treatment. The following web links address some of the recent changes, direct public water systems to required reporting forms, and provide additional resources.

Application for Triennial Lead and Copper Monitoring

New Applications for reduced monitoring due by November 1, 2018!

Public Water Systems may submit a new Triennial Lead and Copper Monitoring Application to their Ohio EPA district office. Applications should include the most recent lead and copper montioring data from 2018.

It is the obligation of the Public Water System to provide complete and relevant documentation with their application to increase the likelihood of qualifying for reduced (triennial) monitoring. Public water systems with incomplete, irrelevant, or unsubstantiated applications will be set to an annual monitoring requirement for lead and copper.

Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule Webinar

Public Water System Reporting

Lead and Copper Sample Monitoring Point (SMP) IDs

New SMP ID template added to match the change to the tier 1 site definition in revised lead and copper rules. Public Water Systems should review all sampling sites to ensure they meet requirements.

Lead and Copper Rules

Lead Lines Mapping

Note: Water systems may contact Ohio EPA's Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention at (800) 329-7518 for help with mapping questions.


Additional Resources