The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), which updates and strengthens the LCR to better protect public health from lead exposure. The LCRR includes several improvements, such as:

• Using science-based testing protocols to find more sources of lead in drinking water.
• Establishing a trigger level to jumpstart mitigation earlier and in more communities.
• Driving more and complete lead service line replacements.
• For the first time, requiring testing in schools and child care facilities.
• Requiring water systems to identify and make public the locations of lead service lines.

The DWS is working to implement the LCRR by October 16, 2024, the effective date of the rule. We will provide more information and updates on our progress and actions on this website and through other communication channels.

To comply with the initial phase of the LCRR, DWS staff and authorized contractors will be inspecting customer’s service lines from a list of randomly selected customers. This work will help us to develop an inventory of the pipe material used in the waterline delivering water to your home or business. This effort is part of DWS’s mission to provide our customers with an adequate supply of safe drinking water.

DWS staff and its contractors will access the water meter box that serves your property. This box is typically located along the property boundary near the roadway or in the sidewalk. While at your property, staff and contractors will visually inspect the above ground waterline entering your home or business and take photos to document it.

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Ola‘a/Mt. ViewApril
Waī‘ōhinu – Nā‘ālehuMay
North KonaJune
South KonaJuly
Waimea (South Kohala)August
North KohalaAugust
Laupāhoehoe – KapehuSeptember