Copper in Drinking Water

US EPA's Lead & Copper Rule Underscores Different Toxicological Profiles
In light of the recent Flint, Michigan water concerns and that city’s decision to replace their lead service lines with copper, this article provides a comparison of the toxicological profiles and U.S. drinking water regulations for copper versus lead.

How the Copper Industry Helps Solve Corrosion Problems
The Copper Development Association Incorporated (CDA) recently organized a symposium for technical personnel, in companies which produce plumbing tube and fittings. Six experts on pitting of copper presented their views of the field. Together with the State of Connecticut it has developed data on copper in stormwater runoff from a copper roof at the University of Connecticut.

Nebraska Calls for Changes in the "Copper Rule"
An article in Innovations about municipalities in Nebraska are attempting to gain relief from the burdens of complying with the Environmental Protection Agency's "Lead and Copper Rule."

Q & A with Hastings Utilities on the "Copper Rule"
Innovations interviewed Marvin Schultes, Manager Hastings Utilities for Hastings' views on the problems with complying with the EPA's Lead and Copper Rule.

Lead-free solders for drinking water plumbing systems
Since the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986 lead-base solders have been replaced by tin-antimony and tin-silver solders. Find out more.

The Safe Drinking Water Act FAQ
The 1996 SDWA amendments contain new provisions to address the lead content of plumbing fittings and fixtures. Read about how this may affect you and about details of the SDWA and the amendments.