Service Line Responsibilities

Lead Service Line Replacement Programs Made More Complex by Incomplete Data

Lead Service Line Replacement Programs Made More Complex by Incomplete Data

We don’t know how many lead service lines remain in service, and estimates vary by the millions. The American Water Works Association estimated that there are more than 6 million lead service lines across the country, but other sources put the number closer to 9...

Baltimore Launches Backflow Preventer Pilot Program

Baltimore Launches Backflow Preventer Pilot Program

In October, the City of Baltimore announced a pilot program to install backflow preventers in qualifying homeowners’ sewer laterals as part of an effort to reduce sewage backflow into residents’ homes. Some of the older homes in certain sections of the city are prone...