By Kurtis DeShaw, PE, and Susan Fenhaus, PE

Conducting an inventory of the lead service lines in your community—just the thought of it probably makes your head spin. Regardless of the records you have and the data at your disposal, there are some critical things you need to know before you begin your utility’s Lead Service Line (LSL) inventory.

The following information may be a review for some and new to others. Regardless of where you are in this task, here are some things to help you navigate through this requirement.