Ohio water systems to map lead pipe locations by spring

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio water systems are mapping where lead pipes are located at in the systems under a state law that requires a quicker notification process after lead is found at the tap.

The law that took effect in September requires public water systems to alert residents within two days after elevated levels of lead are detected. The deadline for systems to identify and map lead lines is March 9.

City of Dayton spokeswoman Toni Bankston tells the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/2jC3hED ) the city started the mapping process last year and is set to complete it by the end of this month.

State Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman Heidi Griesmer says the agency will issue violations for water systems that fail to complete the mapping before the deadline.