EPA Releases New Drinking Water Requirement Placards

Placards summarize day-to-day monitoring requirements for small drinking water systems

Small water systems, particularly those that serve very small populations or tribal communities, can be challenged in understanding the regulatory requirements that apply to them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a new set of placards that summarize day-to-day monitoring requirements for small drinking water systems. Having monitoring requirements readily available in an easy to read format should improve monitoring and reporting compliance at small systems.

These placards provide step-by-step instructions for conducting monitoring under the Total Coliform Rule, Surface Water Treatment Rules and Nitrate regulations. The placards can be printed and hung on the wall for quick reference by drinking water operators.

The placards and other tools for small systems are available at www.epa.gov/safewater/smallsys/ssinfo.htm.


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