Reducing lead from distribution systems

Lead Policy-Ohio

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Action level exceedances must be reported to consumer

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 required to test for lead*

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

Action level 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 at or below 5ppb in schools and daycare centers*^

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

Service line material inventory required

A 2016 state law required community water suppliers to map where they believed lead service lines to be by December 31, 2022, although a full material inventory was not required in Ohio.

Partial LSLR 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.