LATHAM, N.Y. — According to a recent article from Water Technology magazine, installation of lead water pipes began on a major scale in the U.S. during the 1800s, but concerns about lead in drinking water will soon come to an end with the latest amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

Since the early 1900s, continued the article, scientists have warned about the exposure to lead and its negative health effects.

Water Technology and WaterTechOnline.com have published several articles, advisories and news releases regarding this new amendment. For example, the article mentioned above was published in the March 2013 issue.

Stated the author: "With only a year before federal regulatory requirements take effect, many water utilities and municipalities are already converting to no-lead products to ensure proper inventory for 2014. For utilities that have not started planning for this new regulation, now is the time to begin researching and selecting the right lead-free water meters for the next meter implementation."

You can read this entire article here.

In addition, we have several articles planned on this topic for coming months. Our technical editor, Dr. Joseph Cotruvo, prepared the November issue's Contaminant of the Month section on lead. We also have other feature articles planned. Be sure to keep up with Water Technology and WaterTechOnline.com so you have the information you need to keep customers in the know.