Material List for Lead & Copper Monitoring Plan

May 2016

The Utilities Board of Oneonta water distribution system consists of the following approximate quantities:

  1. A total of 301 miles of main-line pipe serving approximately 7,348 water services
  2. 34 miles of ductile iron pipe with rubber gaskets
  3. 243 miles of Class 160/Class 200 PVC pipe with rubber gaskets
  4. 17 miles of cast iron piping material with threaded joints or mechanical couplings
  5. 2 miles of cast iron pipe with lead-caulked joints
  6. 5 miles of polyethylene tubing with heat fused joints or brass mechanical fittings
  7. Ductile iron and cast iron main-line fittings and valves
  8. Tapping saddles consisting of brass, ductile iron, carbon steel, and stainless steel
  9. Several hundred water service lines, from the main to the meter, consisting of polyethylene service tubing with brass mechanical compression type connectors and fittings, and several thousand water service lines consisting of copper tubing with brass mechanical compression type connectors and fittings
  10. Several hundred service lines, from the main to the meter, consisting of predominately short sections of galvanized piping with threaded connections or galvanized mechanical fittings
  11. Meters contain brass, iron, and/or plastic parts with brass shut-off valves.

Most of the water meters in our system do not meet the low lead standards introduced in the "Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act" enacted on January 4th, 2014. Each new meter we now install conforms to the "Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act".

There is no known system inventory of service line material and their location. However, there are no known lead service connections or service lines on the system side of the water meter.

There is no known record of the materials of construction from the meter to the point of service including privately-owned service lines and interior plumbing. It is believed that the majority of these materials are PVC and copper tubing. Older homes and businesses may have copper piping with lead solder joints, galvanized piping, and fixtures/fittings containing lead alloys.