In 2021, the City of Irving’s Water Utilities Department, to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule Revisions, rolled out a plan to examine approximately 50,000 public and private water service lines to ensure Irving’s drinking water is lead-free. The team has completed 60% of the inspections and has found no lead in the distribution system.
Additionally, staff continues reviewing service line records and so far, has not found lead content in Irving. Water Utilities hopes to examine every water line by October 2024, at which time, residents can review the findings through an online database.
The EPA updated the Lead and Copper Rule requiring water providers to review construction records or examine water service lines to ensure no lead service lines exist in distribution systems. More updates to the rule are expected next year.