As part the most recent revisions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule Revision (LCRR), water suppliers across America are charged with taking inventory of all public and private water service lines to determine if they are galvanized, lead or copper.
Here in Albertson, we are happy to report that our initial inventory shows no indication ofgalvanized or lead services lines. Despite knowing this, we will be following the EPA guidelines and conducting a full inventory assessment across the District. Although we do not see any galvanized or lead service lines within a home or business at this time, we do believe a handful of residents may have a galvanized or lead connector at the curbside, which we will swap out for customers at no charge. Rest assured that whether you have a lead connector or not, our water is tested regularly and is safe for all to drink and enjoy.
It is our responsibility to provide this report to the EPA as part of this program and to ensure the safety of our water. We wish to thank everyone in the community for their understanding and cooperation during this process.
Customers can contact the Albertson Water District to schedule a complimentary assessment of your home or building if we cannot determine if galvanized or lead service water lines existwithin the dwelling. The cost to replace those lines within the home or building will be the responsibility of the homeowner or business owner. Grant dollars may be available to offset this cost should it become necessary. More information on the grant is available through the Town of North Hempstead Community Development Agency.