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Information about Lead and Copper

The lead contamination crisis in the drinking water supply in Flint, Michigan became national news in late January 2016. This crisis has revealed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the CNMI Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality the need to make the public more aware of the efforts made towards regulating lead and copper in the CNMI's drinking water as well as making sure that the drinking water is free from all harmful contaminants.  To further that need, the Mariana Islands Water Operator Association, in conjunction with BECQ, has created several web pages that describe the sampling protocols for lead and copper, guidance for selection of sampling sites, materials inventories for public water systems in the CNMI, and lead and copper sampling results all public water systems in the CNMI that are required to sample for lead and copper.  To go to the Lead and Copper Information pages click here.

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