Michigan Lead and Copper Rule Workshop for Drinking Water Operators


March 22, 2019 - Lansing 
April 8, 2019 - Grand Rapids
April 22, 2019 - Rochester
April 23, 2019 - Bay City 
May 1, 2019 - Lansing
May 3, 2019 - Lansing
May 14, 2019 - Cadillac
May 15, 2019 - Marquette

The new Michigan Lead and Copper Rule was established in 2018.  The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy offered training on the Rule to drinking water operators around the state. 

This training focused on assisting community water systems required to conduct lead and copper sampling during 2019.  Training provided a general overview of the Lead and Copper Rule, its recent revisions and upcoming deadlines.  Emphasis for this course was on sample site selection/verification, sample collection protocols, 90th percentile calculation, and notification and reporting requirements.  Discussion included tools and best practices aimed to help attendees maintain compliance with this complex regulation.  


This workshop has been approved for 0.6 CECs in the Technical Category for Drinking Water Operators.



  7:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

  8:00 a.m. – Michigan Lead and Copper Rule Overview and Updates

  9:00 a.m. Distribution System Materials and Inventory

10:00 a.m.  Lead Service Line Replacement

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Tiering Criteria and Sampling Pool

  • Hands on Activity #1: Sampling Pool

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

  1:00 p.m.  The Monitoring Process

  • Sampling – Lead and Copper
  • Sampling – Water Quality Parameter
  • Hands on Activity #2: Sample Pick Up

   3:00 p.m. Break

  3:15 p.m.  Reporting

  • Hands on Activity #3: Reporting Form

  4:00 p.m. Adjourn