Statewide, WY – The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI) and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are working together to protect public health by helping Wyoming’s communities identify lead service lines in drinking water systems.
As part of a nationwide initiative, drinking water systems need to identify and generate an inventory of material types for their system’s drinking water service lines. These initial system inventories are required to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by October 16, 2024.
OSLI and DEQ have been working together and are pleased to announce that HDR has been contracted to provide public water systems throughout the state free assistance in meeting this federal inventory requirement.
“This is an important step to improving water quality for Wyoming citizens. The ultimate goal is to remove any lead service lines ensuring safe drinking water for our state,” stated Todd Parfitt, Director of DEQ.
“HDR is looking forward to working with drinking water systems across Wyoming, and the staff at DEQ and OSLI, to help with this task and provide helpful resources to assist water systems complete this inventory,” says Heath Turbiville, Project Manager for HDR.
We recognize that water systems may be at varying stages of inventory development. This project is in its early stages, and additional details on the inventory submission process are being developed. More information will be available at a later date for water systems on how to complete and submit their inventory form.
Interested water systems can email the project team at wyomingLSL@hdrinc.com with questions in advance and request to be added to a project email distribution list.
Resources from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for managing lead and lead communications, including the EPA’s News Release on the Lead and Copper Rule Revision and a Lead and Communications Guide and Toolkit, are available at the following link: www.awwa.org/Resources-Tools/Resource-Topics/Contaminants-of-Concern/Lead