Water Line Inventory

BWP is working to protect your health and drinking water by doing a service line inventory update.

As part of efforts to ensure safe drinking water,

As part of efforts to ensure safe drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented new regulations regarding lead service lines.


Here's What You Need to Know

  1. What is the rule?
    • In January 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) decided to update the rules related to lead and copper in drinking water.
    • The goal was to better protect people from lead exposure when they drink water.
  2. What’s the Revision of the rule?
    • It’s called the Lead Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR).
    • Under this rule, water providers like BWP have to do two important things:
      • First, we need to create a detailed list of all the pipes that carry water from the main system to our customers’ homes. This includes both the pipes owned by BWP, and the ones owned by homeowners.
        • We have completed the inspection and reporting for all the water pipes owned by BWP, and Burbank BWP has no lead.
      • Second, we have to share this list with the public so that everyone knows what kind of pipes are delivering their water.
  3. Why Is This Important?
    • Some pipes are made of lead or other materials that can be harmful if they end up in our drinking water.
    • The LCRR helps us determine which pipes are made of lead or need replacement.
    • By October 16, 2024, water systems must finish making this list.
  4. What About Other Rules in California?
    • In California, a law (California Health and Safety Code section 116885) already required water suppliers like BWP to make a list of their own pipes by 2018. That process and subsequent list of BWP-owned pipes showed that we have no lead or lead-containing pipes in our water delivery system.
    • However, the survey we did in 2018 did not include the pipes on the homeowner's side. Under the EPA rule in 2024, If a homeowner’s pipe is made of lead, BWP has to let them know.
  5. Where Can I Learn More?


BWP field technicians will be checking pipes on the homeowner side, the part that belongs to the homewoner, to identify the pipe material. In some instances BWP technicians may require access to areas immediately adjacent to the residence and also may need to remove vegetation and dig to reach the pipe.


  • Evaluating customer service lines: Looking for lead materials at the meter box or building entrance.
  • Communicating with you: Notifying you if we find lead in your service line.

Lead Service Line Inventory Map

This map helps you explore the inventory status of lead service lines (LSLs) in community public water systems within Burbank. The information displayed is based on data submitted by these systems in their 2017-2019 Electronic Annual Report (EAR), specifically focusing on the Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) section.

Please note:

  • BWP has no water lines containing lead.
  • The data visualized here uses information reported as of February 3, 2021. Any changes made since then will not be reflected on this map.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may have some questions regarding the water line inventory. Check out our Water Line Inventory FAQs page for answers!

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