"EPA Seeks Input To Rework Rule On Lead In Drinking Water"

"WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will seek input from state and local officials as it considers how to rework a 1991 rule meant to protect people from lead and copper contamination in drinking water.

The agency invited state officials to give input on revising the Lead and Copper rule at a two-hour meeting on Jan. 8 at the EPA’s headquarters in Washington.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency is seeking the input to 'properly address lead and ensure communities have access to safe drinking water.'"

Timothy Gardner reports for Reuters December 14, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 12/15/2017