In December 2021 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require significant improvements to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) that would reduce lead in the nation’s drinking water. One of the most significant improvements to the current rule addresses the requirement for lead service line replacement. Massapequa Water District welcomes this proposal and has undertaken a Lead Service Line Identification Program to comply with this rule. The Lead Service Line Identification Program will begin in early 2022 and continue until complete, no later than October 2024.
A major part of the Lead Replacement Program is to identify service lines possibly made of lead or galvanized steel. A preliminary review of the entire District found very few lead or galvanized service lines as these lines were replaced over time.
The District would like to engage residents help in identifying lead and galvanized service lines. The New York State Department of Health has compiled a factsheet and video that details how homeowners can determine if they have a lead service line at their home.
If you can show, via a plumber’s inspection and report or through self testing that the service line going into your home is made of lead or galvanized steel, please complete this form and a representative will call you back to discuss further.