WRF wins EPA grant for lead research project

April 20, 2018
Project aimed at community-based lead risk and mitigation model gets $2M in funding.

WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 19, 2018 -- A team led by The Water Research Foundation has been awarded a $2 million grant for a project entitled "Development of a Community-Based Lead Risk and Mitigation Model."

The research is aimed at managing and limiting lead exposure in drinking water. Additional partner funds will raise the total project value to $2.5 million.

In 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a call for additional research on risk mitigation of lead in drinking water.

This EPA grant builds on more than 45 projects related to lead and copper published by WRF since the 1980s. In 2017, WRF also initiated a research Focus Area on Lead and Copper Management, which will fund other projects over the next five years.