On May 12, 2021, NLC and the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative hosted our third tele-town hall for local officials digging deeper into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) revision to the Lead and Copper Rule published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2021.

Our distinguished panel of speakers discussed effective approaches to funding large-scale, lead service line replacements in their cities and share relevant policies, practices and programs related to water systems efforts.

Speakers then reviewed the process that EPA is undertaking to review the Lead and Copper Rule and engage stakeholders to receive feedback and input and shared information about how American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan can support lead service line replacement in a fireside chat moderated by Councilmember of Lexington, SC and President, National League of Cities Kathy Maness.


  • Kathy Maness, Councilmember, Lexington, South Carolina and President, National League of Cities
  • The Honorable Ras Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, New Jersey
  • John Brenner, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Municipal League
  • Angela Bricmont, Chief Financial Officer, Denver Water, Colorado
  • Casey Katims, Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Eric Burneson, Director, Standards and Risk Management Division, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Nancy Quirk, P.E., General Manager, Green Bay Water Utility, Wisconsin
  • Anthony Santiago, Director, Program and Partnership Development, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities