Sep 18, 2014

Whitepaper Helps With Safe Water Drinking Act Compliance

The whitepaper is available as an eBook Whitepaper Safe Water Drinking Act Compliance

Water systems, utilities, facility managers and plumbers now have a guide to help in transitioning to new regulations enacted through the Safe Drinking Water Act. announced the publication of the whitepaper, "Wading through the New Lead-Free Laws Guide to the Safe Water Drinking Act." The whitepaper is available as an eBook from the online store.

The paper explains who is affected by the new lead-free regulations. It also provides guidance on how to comply with the expanded lead-free requirements.

Topics covered in the whitepaper include:

  • Lead contamination in drinking water;
  • The Safe Drinking Water Act;
  • The Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act of 2011;
  • Exemptions created by the Reduction of Lead in the Drinking Water Act;
  • Water meters; and
  • State and local laws.

"To avoid still fines, administrative orders or legal action, water systems and utilities must audit their drinking water systems to determine their compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act," said Chief Engineer Michael Farrell, author of the whitepaper. "Homes built prior to 1986 frequently used lead pipe and plumbing material, and these homes may no longer be up to the standards of the latest amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. The [U.S.] Environmental Protection Agency's latest amendment, codified as the 'Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act of 2011,' provides more stringent guidelines for pipe, flux, solder, fixtures and fittings for potable water."