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Your Guide to the Lead Service Line Inventory in Minnesota

As a business owner or city official, staying up-to-date and compliant with state and federal regulations can be a challenge. Your top priority is serving your customers or constituents, not reading endless documents and attempting to understand the complexities of rules that impact your business or community. 

On December 16th, 2021, you may have felt overwhelmed when the EPA released the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. Included in the policy revision was an important regulation that impacts all public water systems, including businesses that serve water from public systems, called the Lead Service Line Inventory. 

This article and the services that Moore Engineering provides to clients will ease your mind and empower you to get back to what you do best: serving your community. Get in touch to speak with a member of our team.

What do I need to do?

Minnesota is requiring all operators of public water systems to submit a lead service line inventory to the Department of Health before October 14th, 2024. 

The inventory process includes extensive records review and testing to determine the material of each service line and reporting your findings to the State. Common materials for service lines include lead, copper, and plastic. The data you collect must be made available to the public and the Minnesota Department of Health in a consistent electronic format.

If any of your data is inconclusive, you must create a plan of action to find answers to inconclusive data. According to state and federal guidelines, you must update the inventory data as frequently as the lead and copper sample schedule, at least annually. 

Lead is a toxic metal that can cause serious health problems, such as brain damage, kidney damage, and high blood pressure, especially for pregnant women. Given the serious health complications caused by lead-contaminated water, it’s paramount and required for you to communicate the results of your tests to the public and your customers. Anyone served by the water system must be informed if your tests find lead or if the results are inconclusive.

Finding the Right Partner

Contending with the Lead Service Line Inventory regulation can be a huge undertaking. Reviewing historical records, conducting tests, consolidating data, and effectively communicating with the public is overwhelming and time-consuming. 

By partnering with a trusted firm in your region, you’ll save countless hours and avoid the stress-induced headaches that complying with evolving regulations can manifest. 

Our Approach

Moore Engineering has remained committed to its mission of improving lives by building strong communities since its founding in 1960. For decades, we’ve proudly served hundreds of cities and towns across the region. Moore’s world-class team of engineers and specialists has successfully completed thousands of projects to develop and maintain the water infrastructure our communities rely on. Get in touch with our team!

Simple 4-Step Process

Our simple four-step process makes the Lead Line Service Inventory process easy and painless. 

  1. Gather the Data: First, our team of engineers and water systems specialists will work with you to test the materials in your portion of the water line with the highest accuracy.
  2. Consolidate your Data: Moore Engineering will help you organize your data and make it available to the public.
  3. Stay Up To Date: We’ll work with you to create a plan to test your water systems on a regular basis, per regulation.
  4. Inform Your Customers: If it’s discovered that the water system contains lead, our team will communicate the results to the public via billing statements. We’ll also host an in-person meeting to inform the public of our findings.

Experience you Need

Moore Engineering isn’t just another Engineering firm. We’ve spent more than six decades honing our craft to deliver best-in-class service and results to our clients. Our ND & MN-based team of 150+ engineers, scientists, and specialists is ready to meet you where you are and when you need us.

Our pursuit of perfection is driven by our commitment to the communities where we live, work, and serve. That’s why over 130+ cities, and towns across the region have trusted Moore with their engineering services and public informational meetings. 

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The team at Moore Engineering is excited to meet you! Get in touch with our team by completing the clicking here. A member of our staff will be in touch very soon! We look forward to learning more about your needs and providing top-of-the-line service for you and your community. 

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