One consequence of the crisis in Flint, Michigan is that it elevated public awareness that a substantial number of service lines connecting individual homes and businesses to public water systems may contain lead components. This means that even if the water source and transmission lines do not contain lead, the water could become contaminated prior to consumption. To address this public health issue, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that every Public water system in the country has to develop a service line inventory by October 2024.
OCE is one of the major providers of service line inventories in the State of Vermont, and if you are here, we are likely creating the inventory in your Town. OCE is following a two-phase approach to complete these inventories. In the first phase, OCE conducts an initial data collection from historical sources and then conducts on-site investigations to determine the materials utilized in each service line connection.
Below you can learn more about the staff assigned to this project, and you can easily schedule an appointment at the bottom of the page!