- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona water regulators have told federal officials that they will be more transparent about lead and copper in water systems.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1r4n3LZ ) that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency saying the agency will work with water systems to educate the public about metals in drinking-water pipes and the location of those that include lead.

Though federal regulations require water systems to report to the state the types of materials their pipes were made of, the ADEQ said in February that it could not locate those records. Agency officials say they are launching a new effort to re-review the materials used in the 954 public water systems in the state.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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