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According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website Use of Lead Free Pipes, Fittings, Fixtures, Solder, and Flux for Drinking Water, in 1986 Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act, prohibiting the use of pipes, solder or flux that were not “lead free” in public water systems or plumbing in facilities providing water for human consumption.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 8 series related to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in the 1970s and 1980s in the Records of the Environmental Protection Agency (Record Group 412) that may be relevant to your research. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these and similar records.
Multiple resources related to the Safe Drinking Water Act are available online via the Federal Register as well.
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For information related to Georgia, we suggest that you review Rules for Safe Drinking Water from the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia and the Existing Rules and Laws of the state’s Environmental Protection Division. You may wish to contact them or the offices of Clayton County, Georgia for further assistance.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you for the information. This is very helpful.