Reducing lead from distribution systems

Lead Policy – Ohio

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Action level exceedances must be reported to consumers

Under the federal Lead and Copper Rule, the results of lead testing must be reported to the people who receive water from the sampling location within 30 days of receiving the results, and public notification and education is required if lead concentrations exceed the action level in more than 10 percent of taps sampled.

Testing results must be reported to local public health agencies

Ohio requires lead in drinking water results above the action level of 15 ppb to be reported to the local health department.

Schools and childcare facilities are required to test for lead*

Ohio schools and childcare facilities are not required to test for lead in drinking water.

Action level is at or below 12 ppb*^

Ohio does not have a more protective action level for lead in drinking water than the federal action level of 15 ppb.

Action level is at or below 5 ppb for schools and childcare facilities*^

Ohio does not have a more protective action level for lead in schools and childcare facilities than the federal action level of 15 ppb.

Service line material inventory is required

A 2016 Ohio state law required PWSs to provide an initial map of where they believed lead service lines to be by December 31, 2017, and submit an updated map every five years, although a full water distribution system material inventory was not required.

Partial lead service line replacement is prohibited*

Ohio does not prohibit partial lead service line replacement, but Ohio EPA asks for systems to report public and private lead service lines separately.

Program components are marked with an asterisk (*) if the GLLC model policy goes beyond what is required by the LCRR, and marked with a caret (^) to denote LCRI-derived components.

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