Hello Residents of the Hampton/Opequon, and Grove Park Water Systems,
You will be receiving a letter in the mail requesting to allow our Authority personnel into your homes to complete a service line inventory survey. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January 2021, published the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) which requires all community and nontransient noncommunity water systems to submit this service line inventory to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) by October 2024 (click here to find more information on PA DEP’s website regarding the LCRR).
The Benner Township Water Authority’s water main system is virtually lead-free; however, the water service line running from the water main into your home may consist of lead. We are updating our records and working towards a lead-free water supply system for our customers. We would like to verify and confirm the type of water service line coming from the water main in the street to your home as well as your internal plumbing material.
This inventory survey is just the first step of the new requirements for public water systems regarding lead and copper; therefore, we would like to collect as much information as possible now to aid in a smoother transition going forward. This information will also assist us with our current lead and copper sampling plan that is required by PA DEP.
Once you receive your letter in the mail, please contact our Authority office at 814-355-4778 to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Benner Township Water Authority