Service Line Inventory Project

LEAD & COPPER RULE REVISION

The City of Bradenton is proactive in complying with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). We are dedicated to safeguarding public health by ensuring the water in our community meets or surpasses all federal standards. With changes to regulations regarding lead and copper in drinking water, Bradenton is taking all necessary steps to ensure compliance and safety.

 

Protecting Your Water Supply

Since 1991, the EPA has enforced the Lead and Copper Rule to limit lead and copper levels found in drinking water—primarily from corrosion in service lines, household fixtures, and plumbing. The EPA's LCRR, enacted on December 22, 2020, with the goal to enhance the protection of public health, especially for our most vulnerable populations, including children and pregnant women.    

 

 
Understanding Service Lines
· Water Main
· Connector/Lead Gooseneck 
· City-Owned Utility Line (City repair)
· Water Meter
· Customer-Owned Service Line (Meter to Home - Customer maintenance/repair)
· Home Plumbing                  
 
 
If you received a door hanger stating the City of Bradenton will begin the inventory of service lines in your area soon and would like to contact Public Works to inform them of how you wish to sample/inventory your line, you can: email
drinkingwater@bradentonfl.gov, contact by phone 941-708-6384, or submit your selection online using the links below:

To submit your selected sampling option online, please visit the link.

To submit a record of refusal form online, please visit the link. 
 
For questions about sampling options and additional information, visit our FAQs page.
 

Lead Service Line Inventory

The City of Bradenton is diligently conducting an inventory of lead service lines within our jurisdiction to ensure accurate and comprehensive data management and public accessibility. **Inventory Map coming soon.

 

Timeline of Action and Compliance

  • December 22, 2020 - EPA's LCRR Final Rule Update Published.
  • 2021 - 2022 - Bradenton undertakes a thorough gap analysis and begins updating the Lead Service Line Inventory.
  • Spring 2023 - Public outreach escalates with an educational campaign and updates to inventory development.
  • October 2024 - Full compliance with EPA's LCRR; inventory and replacement plan submissions.
  • January 2025 - Implementation of the updated Sampling Plan.

 

Our Approach to Compliance

Bradenton is dedicated to:

  • Enhancing internal and external communication to ensure all stakeholders are informed and engaged.
  • Assisting residents in identifying lead service lines and mitigating exposure to lead in drinking water.
  • Accelerating the identification process for potential lead pipes within our distribution system.
  • Prioritizing community health, especially for the underrepresented and at-risk groups.
  • Launching an online Service Line Inventory for public access.
  • Encouraging the use of trusted sources for information about lead exposure and prevention.
  • Coordinating with public health entities, educational institutions, and child-care centers for widespread sampling and monitoring.

 

Empowerment Through Knowledge

Understanding the difference between the initial rule and the revised regulation is crucial. We aim to empower our residents with knowledge to make informed decisions about their water.

 

Resources and Further Reading

Schools and Childcare Facilities 

 

Contact Us

For more information about your drinking water or to report concerns, please contact us at 941-727-6366. To view a copy of our annual Consumer Confidence Report on the quality of your drinking water go to https://cityofbradenton.com/drinkingwater or call us to request a physical copy.