Water programme management partner 120Water sharpens its focus on providing solutions for the full scope of lead and copper rule revision (LCRR) compliance at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) annual conference and exhibition (ACE23).
Known for its software designed to streamline and centralise lead service line (LSL) inventory data, 120Water platform enables a suite of programmes such as lead sampling in schools and daycares, service line verification, sampling, and the provision of filters and pitchers to customers. With the ability to manage each step of the LCRR process, from inventory and verification to customer communication and lab logistics, its interface centralises data and information sources to provide a transparent audit trail.
“With the looming October 2024 deadline for LSL inventory completion, it is easy for water systems and solution providers to have tunnel vision,” said Megan Glover, co-founder and CEO of 120Water. “What sets 120Water apart is our eagle-eye perspective on the compliance journey, and the proactive, future-oriented approach that has informed everything from our hiring decisions to the way we have developed our software.”
The LCRR requires all utilities across the country to compile a location-based inventory of service line materials by October of next year. This data must be reported first to the state primacy agency, and ultimately to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Many water systems lack the modern tools needed to keep digital records and submit reports in the required format, creating a time and resource gap that 120Water has filled with its public water system (PWS) portal and state dashboard software — tools that have been implemented across individual utilities and multiple statewide programmes. However, even after the initial inventory deadline passes, the compliance journey will continue.
“The LSL inventory is the tip of the compliance iceberg, and utilities will require solutions that not only centralise data, but also automate workflows and notifications, function as a public transparency and communication tool. It is critical for utilities to begin the process of future-proofing their systems and getting ahead of pending legislation. Looking at trends and knowing the lead and copper rule improvements (LCRI) are in the works, it is safe to assume that additional transparency measures and potential new stipulations will be required in the near future,” she added.
At ACE, the 120Water team will be exhibiting at booth 931 located in the Innovation Hub from 13-14 Jun 2023. ACE23 will be held in the Enercare Centre and Beanfield Centre complex in Toronto, Canada.