Water Research Foundation to Evaluate Coating Technologies

EPA awarded the foundation $600,000 to help determine if the technologies could reduce the need to replace lead lines that carry drinking water.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Water Research Foundation (WaterRF) a STAR Grant to conduct research that will comprehensively evaluate lead service line (LSL) lining and coating technologies as alternatives to full or partial LSL replacement.

The research also will evaluate the use of these coatings as a means of protecting and repairing both lead and copper service lines.

WaterRF is contracting with Steve Randtke, Ph.D., of the University of Kansas to conduct the bulk of the required research; the foundation will manage the project, which is scheduled to be completed by 2013. Once completed, the research findings will be available to all foundation members and public health organizations.

The foundation won the grant through a competitive solicitation process established by EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research. Its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program funds research grants in numerous environmental science and engineering disciplines. One the areas STAR is currently focused on is drinking water.

Download Center

  • Waste Management in 2021: Accelerate Your Success with Technology

    Join waste management experts on February 23rd for a live best practice session webinar. You’ll learn how to take your waste program to the next level with visual location, barcoding, and mobility. Register now.

  • Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021

    Reserve your copy of the new report by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, to get a detailed, fact-based comparison of the 22 most prominent EHS software vendors in the industry.

  • Your Guide to Environmental Metrics that Drive Performance

    Translating sustainability into action starts with implementing the right metrics to assess your environmental risk and performance. Learn how to design metrics that improve your decision-making process and drive enterprise performance.

  • 5 Keys to Best-in-Class Chemical Management

    Running a safe chemical program is challenging and complex: from knowing what's on-site to proper handling and disposal - all while navigating regulatory changes. Learn the best ways to mitigate chemical risk, get the most value out of your data, and gain buy-in for a chemical management solution.

  • Unpacking ESG: 6 Questions You Were Too Afraid to Ask

    Environmental and Sustainability experts from Arcadis and Cority answer 6 of the most pressing questions EHS professionals have about getting started with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting.

  • Industry Safe