120Water hosts webinar to provide utilities with LCRR compliance and communication tools

Kicking off the one-year countdown until American utilities are required to complete the first steps outlined in the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), solutions provider for lead reduction and drinking water programmes 120Water will host a webinar providing support to systems as they navigate LCRR compliance and customer communication challenges. Hosted by Water Online, the one-hour webinar is scheduled on 17 Oct 2023.

The LCRR mandates utilities across the country to compile a location-based inventory of service line materials by 16 Oct 2024, a challenging requirement for systems that lack the digital infrastructure and resources required to track and submit the data. The webinar — dubbed as ‘Countdown to compliance: LCRR requirements, communication strategies, and tools for water systems’ is scheduled almost exactly a year before preliminary service line inventories are due.

“This service line inventory is the foundation for LCRR requirements and represents the first mile marker in the marathon that is LCRR compliance,” said Megan Glover, co-founder and CEO of 120Water. “To some, a year might sound like plenty of time to begin this journey, but we cannot stress enough how critical it is for systems to take action now. This webinar is the opportunity to understand what needs to be included in the service line inventories, how data management tools can help, and best practices for communicating with customers.”120Water team will offer LCRR insights, and a demo of a secure data management system utilities can use to build, submit, and manage data. Its speakers are:

Jonathan Cuppett, 120Water director of water quality compliance

With over two decades of experience in the water sector, Cuppett ensures solutions offered by 120Water comply with regulatory requirements. Cuppett has been active in research and policy related to Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) issues and is a collaborator on various national LCR-related initiatives.

Arianne Shipley, 120Water senior manager of water utility marketing

Shipley has over 14 years of experience as a public servant, entrepreneur, and public communication consultant within the environmental and water industries. She has a record of developing communication, education, and outreach programmes and initiatives.

Isaac Pellerin, 120Water marketing vice-president   

Pellerin has invested nearly two decades into building organisations and data-driven technologies that impact local communities. He sees the complexity of drinking water regulations as an opportunity to align 120Water platform with the needs of the water workforce today and the future.