HB 512

Passed 5/25/16, went into effect 9/9/2016

This Act amended the Revised Code to establish requirements governing lead and copper testing for community and nontransient noncommunity water systems, revised the law governing lead contamination from plumbing fixtures, and revised the laws governing the Water Pollutions Control Loan Fund, Drinking Water Assistances Fund, and the Ohio Water Development Authority. It ensures stricter compliance with the federal LCR. The amended code requires public water systems to conduct sampling for lead and copper and establish a schedule for sampling that considers the age of the water system, whether the public water system is complying with corrosion control requirements, and other risk factors. HB 512 re-defines the term “lead free” by significantly reducing the amount of lead from 8% to a weighted average of 0.25% lead. 

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