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EPA Announces $3 Billion for Replacing Lead Service Lines

EMSL Analytical’s laboratories offer lead and other heavy metal testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify exposure hazards from water, air, soil, paint, dust and bulk material samples.

Cinnaminson, NJ – WEBWIRE

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $3 billion to help states and territories identify and replace lead service lines to prevent exposure to lead in drinking water. The funds are from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and are available through EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).

According to the EPA announcement:

EPA projects a national total of 9 million lead services lines across the country, based on data collected from the updated 7th Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment. The funding announced today will be provided specifically for lead service line identification and replacement and will help every state and territory fund projects to remove lead pipes and reduce exposure to lead from drinking water.

“This funding announcement is good news for all Americans as lead can cause a range of serious health issues,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “While lead is rarely found in source water, it can enter the water supply as it comes in contact with plumbing materials that contain it, this includes service lines. Lead can also leach from lead pipes in homes or buildings, as well as from solder, or from brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures, especially when hot water is involved.”

To help identify exposure risks to lead, other heavy metals, and microbial and chemical contaminants, the scientists at EMSL Analytical offer environmental, material and industrial hygiene testing services. Their network of laboratories, located across North America, analyze water, soil, air, dust, paint and bulk materials for lead and other exposure risks. EMSL also offers sampling supplies and even has an easy-to-use Drinking Water Test Kit that tests for lead and other common contaminants.

To learn more about lead or other environmental, health and safety testing services, please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email . To access test kits, visit

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP 797, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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