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Consumer Notice Templates for Lead in Drinking Water

The content requirements of consumer notices are found in 40 CFR §141.85(d)(3). A consumer notice must include:

  • the results of lead tap water monitoring for the tap that was tested;
  • an explanation of the health effects of lead;
  • a list of steps consumers can take to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water;
  • contact information for the water utility;
  • the maximum contaminant level goal for lead and definition of this term word-for-word from §141.153(c); and
  • the action level for lead and the definition of this term word-for-word from §141.153(c). 

The consumer notice templates below enable the user to comply with the above requirements, and contain additional information that is above and beyond the requirements in 40 CFR §141.85(d)(3).

Acronyms: CWS is community water system; NTNCWS is non-transient non-community water system; AL is action level

CWS Case 1: tap tested is less than or equal to lead AL, system did not exceed lead AL 

CWS Case 2: tap tested  is less than or equal to lead AL, system exceeded lead AL

CWS Case 3: tap tested is greater than lead AL, system did not exceed lead AL

CWS Case 4: tap tested is greater than lead AL, system exceeded lead AL

CWS Case 5: tap tested is less than or equal to lead AL, system has not yet calculated compliance with lead AL

CWS Case 6: tap tested is greater than lead AL, system has not yet calculated compliance with lead AL

NTNCWS Case 1: system did not exceed lead AL

NTNCWS Case 2: system exceeded lead AL

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April 11, 2018 - 2:03pm

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