EPA Selects Ten Communities for Roundtables on Lead in Drinking Water by ACWA Staff Jun 1, 2021 Water News WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that ten communities have been selected for virtual roundtable discussions on the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The roundtables will focus on the affected community’s experiences with lead in drinking water, giving each selected community an opportunity to provide further input on the LCRR. Items discussed at these roundtables could potentially influence whether EPA initiates a new rulemaking, what it may contain, and how a new rule would align with EPA’s priorities. These roundtables are the latest step in EPA’s LCRR virtual engagements which included public listening sessions in April and May and will continue throughout June and July with community roundtables, tribal roundtables and a national co-regulator meeting. The community roundtables will begin on June 3, 2021 starting with Pittsburgh, PA. EPA will also host roundtables with Newark, NJ; Washington, DC; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL; Benton Harbor and Highland Park, MI (combined); Flint and Detroit, MI (combined); Malden, MA; Memphis, TN; and Newburgh, NY. The roundtables will include local public water utilities, community organizations, environmental groups and public officials. More details on these virtual events will be available on the EPA website as they become available. For more information on the LCRR, please contact Federal Relations Representative Madeline Voitier.