EPA announced today that it will move forward with the significant public health improvements codified in the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) rulemaking. Implementation of the LCRR, published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2021, had been delayed by the Biden administration, while it worked with Congress to secure additional funding for lead service line removal. A portion of the needed funding to remove lead service lines nationwide was included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law on November 12, 2021. Implementation of the LCRR will require water utilities across the country to inventory their lead service lines and work with local communities to monitor lead in drinking water in schools and childcare facilities for the first time, while closing several regulatory loopholes from the 1990s-era Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). EPA announced that it will initiate another revision to the lead and copper rule framework to further limit potential exposure to lead in drinking water, so the water sector should stay tuned for additional rulemaking efforts in the months and years ahead.