January 17, 2020

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Lead and Copper Rule Extended Until February 12

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that the agency would extend the Lead and Copper Rule comment period until February 12, 2020, in response to a request by a group an allied group of water utility companies. Consequently, this gives us approximately one more month to let the EPA know loud and clear that this rule doesn't go far enough to ensure the safety of our schools drinking water, and should be accompanied by increased federal funding for districts to pursue lead remediation.

As part of this effort, AASA encourages you to comment on the rule. If you're looking for directions on how to make your voice heard, check out our call-to-action here, which provides a template and step-by-step guide on how to publically comment.