Replacement and Flushing of Lead Service Lines
|Publication Date:||11 June 2017|
This standard describes essential procedures for the replacement of lead water service lines and flushing following replacement. Essential procedures include the following: appropriate tools and techniques; flushing a service line after replacement; factors to consider in optimizing flushing; and instructions to provide customers affected by the replacement, including additional risk reduction measures. This standard also describes procedures for partial replacement and repair situations where complete lead service line replacement is not possible or practical.
The purpose of this standard is to define the minimum process requirements for the replacement of lead service lines and for flushing following replacement.
This standard can be referenced in the purchase documents for the replacement of lead service lines and can be used as a guide for the appropriate replacement tools and techniques, flushing practices and procedures, communications with customers, and verification of successful completion. The stipulations of this standard apply when this document has been referenced and only to the extent referenced.