lead http://wrvo.org en Congress saves fire hydrants from scrap yard over lead rules http://wrvo.org/post/congress-saves-fire-hydrants-scrap-yard-over-lead-rules <p></p><p>Public water departments have been saved from being required to scrap thousands of brand new fire hydrants.</p><p>Congress has passed legislation that will exempt hydrants from stricter federal rules about lead in plumbing. The Senate passed the bill last night and the House version had already been approved.</p><p>Under the Environmental Protection Agency's new lead in drinking water rules that were set to go into effect in January, hydrants as they’re made now would be deemed unusable because they contain too high of an amount of lead.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:39:51 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48758 at http://wrvo.org Congress saves fire hydrants from scrap yard over lead rules