FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/9/23
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Dedham-Westwood Water District to Send a Second Mailing Card for the Water Service Line Inventory Project;
Door-to-door Inspections Will Begin in January 2024
Dedham, MA – A second mailing card will be sent out this week to all customers who have not identified their water service line and submitted a survey for the District’s Water Service Line Inventory Project.
“Since launching the project in September, to date, approximately 1,000 customers have inventoried and reported their water service line’s material,” said Executive Director Blake Lukis. “We still have a lot of work to do. Customers are encouraged to submit the required information in order to avoid door-to-door inspections, which our staff and a third-party engineering firm will begin conducting in January 2024.”
The project is being conducted to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) regulatory requirements.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the LCRR in December 2021 to better protect communities from exposure to lead in drinking water. The revised rule will require public water suppliers to create a lead service line inventory and replacement schedule by October 2024. In addition, sampling protocols have changed to better meet the science behind how lead and copper enter the water, and there are increased sampling requirements for schools and daycare facilities, which were previously not included in sampling programs.
Tools are available to help customers complete the project, including magnets and mini screwdrivers (while supplies last) at the District’s Headquarters, 50 Elm Street, Dedham. As well as an informational guide, video, and more are available on our website.
Please submit all service line information online by January 1, 2024, to avoid a door-to-door inspection.