Environment, Health and Safety Manual - Chapter 08.01: Low Lead Requirement - Policy on Lead Contaminant Testing in New Potable Water Devices

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Environment, Health and Safety Manual - Chapter 08.01: Low Lead Requirement - Policy on Lead Contaminant Testing in New Potable Water Devices

Introduction

Purpose

To ensure that new potable end use devices and newly installed piping do not leach contaminates into water and ensure that new plumbing lines have been properly flushed and seasoned to prevent contamination.

Scope of Applicability

This policy applies to all new end-use potable water devices and new copper potable water lines associated with campus buildings, renovations and upgrades. The following groups must adhere to the policy:

Policy

Policy Statement

Procedure for Lead Contaminant Testing in New Potable Water Devices.

Environment, Health and Safety

Once notified that the flushing procedure has been followed, EHS will sample all the newly installed devices. For any sample with detectable lead levels, EHS will notify the responsible party to start the flushing process again. Two failed attempts will result in changing the device, followed by resampling.

Facilities Services - Planning and Design, Engineering and Construction, and Construction Management

Procedure for Lead Contaminant Testing in New Potable Water Devices and notify EHS for sampling. The cost of laboratory analysis will be the responsibility of the project.

Definitions

End use potable water device: Any water device that is intended for human consumption (i.e., bathroom or kitchen sink and water fountains)

Related Requirements

External Regulations and Consequences

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment - Proposition 65

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - Title 40, Chapter 1, Subchapter D, Part 141, Subpart I: Control of Lead and Copper

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water

University Policies, Standards, and Procedures

Related Procedure: UNC Procedure for Lead Contaminant Testing in New Potable Water Devices

Contact Information

Primary Contacts

Any questions regarding this standard should be directed to the Department of Environment, Health and Safety:

Occupational & Environmental Field Hygienist
Dept. of Environment, Health & Safety
Phone 919-259-0013

Environment, Health and Safety Main Office

Chapter 07.02: Environmental Affairs - Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Policy

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