The City of Norman Utilities Department will begin field work for the inventory of water lines in the community on October 16, 2023, in accordance with revisions to the Lead & Copper Rule (LCR) that include new nationwide regulations. Door hangers with information about operations will be left at all properties where work takes place.
Since the adoption of LCR in 1991, the City of Norman Utilities Department has taken great pride in providing safe and reliable water to customers. Our agency has been and continues to remain well within compliance of the Lead & Copper Rule as shown through regular sampling. The revisions announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December 2021 are intended to strengthen the original LCR. As there is no safe level of lead exposure in drinking water and the primary source of lead in drinking water is from infrastructure, strengthening the LCR will reduce the exposure of the community to lead. Lead exposure can lead to lifelong and irreversible health issues.