The City of Lafayette is committed to providing high quality, reliable drinking water. We want to assure you that Lafayette’s drinking water consistently surpasses state and federal standards; additional information can be found in the City’s annual Drinking Water Quality Report.
In recent years, there has been greater national awareness of the potential health risks of lead in drinking water. Managing lead in water is a public health responsibility that is shared among water utilities, consumers, manufacturers, regulators, plumbers, and more.
While water is currently lead-free when it leaves the water treatment facility and travels through the distribution system, it can come in contact with historic lead service lines or plumbing throughout your home. Lafayette water has been tested for lead for over 20 years, and results have been well below regulatory limits.
Lead and Copper Rule Revision Compliance Program
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action to strengthen the federal Lead and Copper Rule to better protect communities from lead exposure. The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) require all water community systems to develop and maintain an inventory of service lines for public access, including both public water system-owned and customer-owned segments of the service line. Compliance with the LCRR is required by Oct. 16, 2024.
The City's first steps of the LCRR compliance program will include:
Development of a Service Line Material (SLM) Inventory
Identify possible funding strategies and available programs