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2009 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards & Health Advisories
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet provides drinking water standards and health advisories for numerous organics, inorganics, and certain radionuclides. The standards are presented for the maximum contaminant level and the maximum contaminant level goals. The health advisories are presented for both children and adults in terms of maximum dose that a person can be exposed to, release dose, and the cancer group of each chemical.

DWBLRG44DL/Booklet: 18 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
 
25 Years of the Safe Drinking Water Act: History and Trends
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The ability to improve drinking water quality and human health through research, technology, and protection programs is dependent on our commitment as a society to invest in drinking water. To plan for the future, we need to evaluate our progress thus far in protecting our nation’s water supply. This report looks at drinking water prior to 1974 and documents improvements made in the last 25 years through implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act and its subsequent amendments.

DWBLRG64DL/Book: 58 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
25 Years of the Safe Drinking Water Act: Protecting Our Health from Source to Tap
U.S. Envirnmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) created the first mandatory national program to protect public health through water quality regulation. This illustrated booklet outlines the basic standards set up in 1974 and the act’s subsequent transformation through the amendments of 1986 and 1996. Sections on source water protection and infrastructure improvements are included, as well as suggestions for actions to ensure safe drinking water in the future.

DWBLRG76DL/Booklet: 8 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
A Small Systems Guide to the Total Coliform Rule: Monitoring Drinking Water to Protect Public Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

As a drinking water operator, the important job is protecting customers' health. This book offers information about multiple protective barriers against coliform bacteria, the importance of monitoring drinking water and Total Coliform Rule requirements, steps to take if water samples indicate the presence of coliform bacteria, and a worksheet to keep track of monitoring and follow-up.

DWPKRG65DL/Book: 64 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Aircraft Drinking Water Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This is a quick reference guide on the aircraft drinking water rule contains an overview, major provisions, sampling plan as well as disinfection and flushing reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

DWFSRG132DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2010)

Price: $0.00
 
Aircraft Drinking Water Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This document provides guidance related to the Public Notification Rule. It is designed for state primacy agencies for implementation of this rule.

DWBKRG135DL/Book: 120 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


 
Arsenic and Clarifications to Compliance and New Source Monitoring Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

To improve public health, the U.S. EPA reduced the amount of arsenic allowed in public drinking water supplies. This "quick guide" fact sheet explains the changes to the arsenic rule, the public health benefits expected from the changes, critical deadlines, and compliance and monitoring requirements.

DWFSRG86DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00
 
Arsenic in Ground-Water Resources of the United States
U.S. Geological Survey

Recognized as a toxic element for centuries, arsenic is a health concern because it can contribute to skin, bladder, and other cancers. This fact sheet provides information on where and to what extent natural concentrations of arsenic in groundwater exceed current standards.

DWFSRG69DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00


 
Arsenic Rule Planning and Monitoring Worksheets ( To be used with USEPA's Complying With the Revised Dinking Water Standard for Arsenic: Small Entity Compliance Guide)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

As a drinking water provider, your most important job is protecting the health of your customers. These worksheets, intended for use with the EPA’s Complying With the Revised Drinking Water Standard for Arsenic: Small Entity Compliance Guide, help community water system and non-transient non-community water system operators record the correct number of samples for each sampling period, report monitoring results on time, and collect appropriate confirmation samples as mandated by the 2001 Arsenic Rule.

DWBLRG96DL/Booklet: 22 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Class II Injection Wells and Your Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Injection wells are man-made or improved holes in the ground used to dispose of fluids underground. Class II wells inject fluids associated with oil and natural gas production. This brochure discusses Class II wells and how the EPA regulates their use to protect groundwater.

DWBRRG70DL/Brochure: 2 pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00


 
Class V Injection Wells: EPA Announces New Regulatory Requirements for Certain Class V Injection Wells
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Class V injection wells are typically shallow disposal systems used to place a variety of fluids underground. Through the Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, EPA and the states regulate injection wells because they pose a potential risk to underground drinking water sources. This fact sheet examines specific regulations added to the UIC program in 1999 to deal with large capacity cesspools and motor vehicle waste disposal wells. It provides a timeline for compliance with these regulations and explains the responsibilities of owners, operators, and the states.

DWFSRG91DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
Class V Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Class V wells are shallow disposal systems located in every state, especially in unsewered areas where the population is also likely to depend on groundwater as a drinking water source. Revisions to the Class V Rule added new requirements for motor vehicle waste disposal wells and large-capacity cesspools. This fact sheet explains the rule and its revisions and outlines the implementation schedule for states and regions and for owners and operators.

DWFSRG67DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00


 
Compilation of Quick Reference Guides
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This packet contains the EPA's quick reference guides to regulatory rulings, such as the Arsenic Rule, Filter Backwash Recycling Rule, Radionuclides Rule, and several others. Each guide provides an overview of the rule, its provisions and requirments, critical deadlines, and the public health benefits resulting from implementation.

DWPKRG31DL/Package: 14 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Complying with the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule: Small Entity Compliance Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet has information about complying with the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and is intended for operators of systems serving fewer than 10,000 people.

DWBLRG127DL/Booklet: 45pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


 
Complying With the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule: Basic Guide—One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series; For Small Systems Adding Any Chemical Disinfectant
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Biproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) applies to water systems that add a chemical disinfectant such as chlorine, chloramines, chlorine dioxide or ozone to their drinking water during any part of the treatment process. This booklet describes the minimum federal requirements under the Stage 1 DBPR on the health risks associated with disinfectants, monitoring requirements, compliance standards, and reporting guidelines.

DWBKRG114DL/Book: 77 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Complying With the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule: Supplement A—One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series; For Small Systems Adding Chlorine Dioxide or Ozone
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office Of Water

The Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Biproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR) applies to water systems that add a chemical disinfectant such as chlorine, chloramines, chlorine dioxide or ozone to their drinking water during any part of the treatment process. This guide serves as a companion to the Basic Guide. This supplemental guide for drinking water system operators discusses the monitoring required for chlorine dioxide, chlorite and bromate, how to determine if you are incompliance, and what to report to the state and to your customers.

DWBKRG115DL/Book: 74 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Complying With the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule: Supplement—One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series; For Small Subpart H Systems Using Conventional Filtration Treatment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule applies to water systems that add a chemical disinfectant such as chlorine, chloramines, chlorine dioxide, or ozone to their drinking water during any part of the treatment process. Systems that will typically find this EPA guide useful include small towns, rural water districts, tribal systems, homeowners associations and small private systems. This guide serves as a companion to the Basic Guide.

DWBLRG116DL/Book: 52 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Consecutive System Guide for the Ground Water Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Ground Water Rule, published by the EPA in 2006, is designed to provide protection against microbial pathogens in public water systems that use ground water. This guidebook describes the regulatory requirements of the Ground Water Rule as it applies to wholesale and consecutive water systems.

DWBLRG126DL/Booklet: 26 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00


 
Consumer Confidence Report Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Consumer Confidence Report Rule and includes how these reports can increase the safety of drinking water supplies and raise public awareness and support. It also includes information about the annual requirements, available resources, and more.

DWFSRG140DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00
 
Consumer Confidence Report Rule: Quick Reference Sheet for State Review of CCRs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Water suppliers that serve the same people year round are required to prepare annual consumer confidence reports for their customers. The reports tell where drinking water comes from, what's in it, and how you can help protect it. This checklist is intended to help states determine if water suppliers and state primacy agencies are meeting CCR requirements. There are three main sections included in this review: Report Delivery and Recordkeeping Requirements, Minimum Content and Format Requirements, and Monitoring Data and Compliance Information Requirements.

DWFSRG99DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Contaminant Candidate List was compiled to help set priorities for the EPA's drinking water program. The CCL ranks contaminants that are not subject to national drinking water regulation, are known for or anticipated to occur in public systems, and may require regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

DWBLRG52DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00
 
Drinking Water Resources: A Collection of Drinking Water Reference Documents & Materials
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Drinking Water Academy

This download provides 85 drinking water documents and Internet links in six areas. The areas included are general information, National Primary Drinking Water Regulations, public water system supervision program implementation, sanitary surveys, source water protection, and underground injection control. The resources cover all the major programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act. All documents are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated. Internet is needed where a URL is provided.

DWCDRG103DL/Multiple zip files: 0 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Drinking Water Standard Setting Question and Answer Primer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This question and answer format book explains how EPA develops, oversees, and enforces drinking water regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

DWBKRG50DL/Book: 94 pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00
 
Enhanced Coagulation And Enhanced Precipitative Softening Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Water treatment operators, utility managers, and consulting engineers should look to this document for guidance in meeting the requirements of enhanced coagulation and precipitative softening for water systems.

DWBKRG82DL/Book: 237 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
Extension Extra: Secondary Drinking Water Standards
South Dakota State University, Russ Derickson

Secondary drinking water standards are not enforced; however, they are intended to help reduce nuisance contaminants that may effect taste, odor, or color, as well as cause scale deposits, stained plumbing, and corrosion. This fact sheet lists contaminants that may cause secondary effects, including some minor health effects, and provides recommended secondary maximum contaminant levels best suited for avoiding these problems.

DWFSRG102DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Fact Sheet: Final Aircraft Drinking Water Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet provides information about the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule, designed to ensure safe drinking water for aircraft passengers and crew.

DWFSRG133DL/Fact Sheet: 8 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


 
Fact Sheet: Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The disinfection of drinking water was one of the major public health advances in the 20th century. However, the disinfectants themselves may pose health risks. This fact sheet provides the latest information about the public health risks of drinking water disinfection in a friendly question-and-answer format. Sources for more information are also included.

DWFSRG113DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2005)

Price: $0.00
 
Filter Backwash Recycling Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Drinking water plants must periodically clean their filters to remove particles that accumulate. Many systems recycle spent filter backwash water back into the treatment plants. This recycling, when performed improperly, may increase the risk of waterborne pathogens entering treated water. This fact sheet outlines the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR), its requirements and deadlines, and lists the public health benefits.

DWFSRG68DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Filter Backwash Recycling Rule: A Summary for Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR) is aimed at reducing the opportunity for recycled contaminants to adversely affect the performance of drinking water treatment plants. Without this rule, treatment plants are at a greater risk of allowing contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium, to pass through the treatment system and into finished drinking water. This document outlines and explains the three basic FBRR requirements–reporting, selecting recycle return locations, and recordkeeping.

DWBLRG100DL/Booklet: 10 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Final Drinking Water Public Notification Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , Office of Water

Public notification ensures that consumers will always know if there is a problem with their drinking water. This fact sheet explains the rule and includes a table of violations and situations requiring notification. It also includes a sample outlining the required elements of a public notice.

DWFSRG62DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00


 
Final Ground Water Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Ground Water Rule (GWR) establishes multiple barriers to protect against bacteria and viruses in drinking water from groundwater sources and establishes a strategy to identify groundwater systems at high risk for fecal contamination. This fact sheet explains the GWR’s requirements for sanitary surveys, hydrogeologic sensitivity assessments, source water monitoring, corrective actions, and compliance monitoring.

DWFSRG59DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Ground Water Rule Corrective Actions Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The primary purpose of the Ground Water Rule is to provide for increased protection against microbial pathogens in Public Water Systems (PWSs) that use ground water as their source. The purpose of this guidance manual is to assist States and PWSs to select and implement corrective actions in response to significant deficiencies identified during sanitary surveys or in response to fecal contamination of source water as required under the Ground Water Rule (GWR).

DWBKRG125DL/Book: 109pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Ground Water Rule Factsheet: General Rule Requirements
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet about the Ground water Rule covers the general requirements of the rule, including sanitary surveys, source water monitoring, compliance monitoring, and corrective actions.

DWFSRG138DL/Fact Sheet: 5 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Ground Water Rule Factsheet: Monitoring Requirements
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet provides an overview of monitoring requirements related to the Ground Water Rule.

DWFSRG134DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Ground Water Rule Factsheet: Public Notification and Special Notice Requirements for Noncommunity Water Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet explains the Ground Water Rule and what public notification means. It also discusses what type of notification would be required for differing situations and violations.

DWFSRG136DL/Fact Sheet: 5 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Ground Water Rule Factsheet: Public Notification, Consumer Confidence Report, and Special Notice Requirements for Community Water Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agnecy, Office of Water

This fact sheet discusses how the Ground Water Rule is related to other regulation requirements such as the Public Notification Rule and Consumer Confidence Report Rule. The fact sheet includes details about notification levels for violations and other situations.

DWFSRG139DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Ground Water Rule Factsheet: Sanitary Surveys
U.S. Environmental Protection Agnecy, Office of Water

This fact sheet explains the Ground Water Rule's role in preventing microbial contamination of drinking water supplies, including the difference between the Ground Water Rule and the Total Coliform Rule, what a sanitary survey is, and important dates to remember along with additional references.

DWFSRG137DL/Fact Sheet: 5 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Ground Water Rule Sample Collection and Transport: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Ground Water Rule requires that systems that do not provide 4-log treatment of viruses for all their ground water sources collect at least one source water sample after detection of total coliform in a routine Total Coliform Rule sample. This fact sheet provides authoritative details about the sampling location and the sample collection procedures required in this event.

DWFSRG119DL/Fact Sheet: 3 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Ground Water Rule Source Assessment Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This manual provides water systems with technical information about complying with the Ground Water Rule.

DWBKRG128DL/Book: 98 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Ground Water Rule Triggered and Representative Monitoring: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The purpose of the federal Ground Water Rule(GWR) is to reduce the risk of illness caused by microbial contamination in public ground water systems. The purpose of triggered source water monitoring is to evaluate whether the presence of total coliform in the distribution system is due to fecal contamination in the ground water source. This fact sheet provides the regulatory details for a drinking water system, including sampling requirements, exceptions to the requirements and notification requirements in the event that a fecal-positive sample is collected.

DWFSRG118DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2010)

Price: $0.00


 
Guidance Manual for Conducting Sanitary Surveys of Public Water Systems; Surface Water and Ground Water Under the Direct Influence (GWUDI)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Conducting sanitary surveys on a routine basis is an important element in preventing contamination of drinking water supplies. This manual, compiled by the EPA, provides guidance on how to conduct a sanitary survey of surface water and ground water. This manual describes the complete sanitary survey process. The report forms from several different states are included.

DWBKRG120DL/Book: 182 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
Guidance Manual for the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) - Interim Final
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This guidance manual explains the details of the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule, which applies to any aircraft that regularly serves at least 25 people at least 60 days per year.

DWBKRG130DL/Book: 176pp. (2010)

Price: $0.00


 
Implementation Guidance for the Arsenic Rule: Drinking Water Regulations for Arsenic and Clarifications to Compliance and New Source Contaminants Monitoring
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This guidance manual acquaints primacy agency decision makers, public water system staff, and public health officials with the final arsenic rule. The manual is divided into four sections:

• Section I summarizes the rule and presents a timeline of important dates.

• Section II addresses compliance and reporting requirements, including violation tables to helps states with compliance activities.

• Section III covers state primacy revision requirements, including a time frame for application review and approval.

• Section IV provides information about where to find additional technical information on the rule.

Appendices include a glossary, a copy of the final rule, and violation tables arranged for data management and enforcement purposes.

DWBKRG81DL/Book: 83 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Implementation Guidance for the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The purpose of this summary is to familiarize state decision makers, public health officials, and other primary enforcement agencies with the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR). The IESWTR is designed to address health risks from microbial contaminants without significantly increasing the potential risks from chemical contaminants.

DWBKRG104DL/Book: 106 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Interim Enhanced Surface Treatment Rule applies to public water systems that use surface water or groundwater under the direct influence of surface water and that serve at least 10,000 people. This fact sheet explains the rule, why it is necessary, what it requires from water systems, deadlines, costs and benefits, and describes a series EPA manuals to help with implementing the rule.

DWFSRG109DL/Fact Sheet: 5 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00
 
Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule: Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This document discusses issues surrounding the need for and implementation of the IESWTR. Sections cover Cryptosporidium, disinfection profiling and benchmarking, turbidity standards, individual filter provisions, alternative filtration technologies, general program requirements, primacy, violations, and operator qualifications.

DWBLRG89DL/Booklet: 15 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
Lead and Copper Rule Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

This second volume of the Lead and Copper Rule guidance manual concentrates on corrosion control treatment and lead service line replacement. Procedures that can be used by water systems to determine the appropriate corrosion control treatment are discussed.

DWBKRG22DL/Book: 213 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00
 
Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions Fact Sheet for State Primacy Agencies
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet describes changes made to the Lead and Copper Rule that took effect in April 2000. The revisions mostly deal with reduction of monitoring, reporting, public education, and some other previous requirements.

DWFSRG95DL/Fact Sheet: 10 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions: Fact Sheet for Public Water Systems that Serve 3,300 or Fewer Persons
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet for drinking water system serving 3,300 or fewer people summarizes four categories of changes to the Lead and Copper Rule that took effect in April 2000: demonstrating optimal corrosion control, monitoring and reporting, public education, and lead service line replacement. A list of contacts and sources for additional information are included.

DWBLRG87DL/Fact Sheet: 10 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions: Fact Sheet for Public Water Systems that Serve 3,301 to 50,000 Persons
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet describes changes made to the Lead and Copper Rule that took effect in April 2000. The revisions mostly deal with reduction of monitoring, reporting, public education, and some other previous requirements and are organized into four broad categories: demonstrating optimal corrosion control, monitoring and reporting, public education, and lead service line replacement.

DWFSRG94DL/Fact Sheet: 9 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Lead and Copper Rule Minor Revisions: Fact Sheet for Tribal Water System Owners and Operators
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet for tribal drinking water system owners and operators summarizes four categories of changes to the Lead and Copper Rule that took effect in April 2000 demonstrating optimal corrosion control, monitoring and reporting, public education, and lead service line replacement. A list of contacts and sources for additional information are included.

DWBLRG88DL/Fact Sheet: 9 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00
 
Lead and Copper Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Lead and copper enter drinking water mainly through corrosion of plumbing materials. Reducing water corrosivity, thereby reducing the potential for lead and copper contamination, is key to protecting public health. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Lead and Copper Rule, describes the public health benefits of lowered lead and copper levels in water, and outlines treatment and sampling requirements for compliance.

DWFSRG98DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00


 
Lead In Drinking Water Regulation: Public Education Guidance
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Four sections in this guidance manual summarize public education requirements water suppliers must meet to comply with federal regulations about lead in drinking water. It describes how to develop a public education action plan and how a community-based task force can create a program.

DWBKRG21DL/Book: 86 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00
 
Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This document serves as a simple reference for the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. It includes a brief overview of the rule with information concerning its purpose, major provisions, monitoring requirements, compliance deadlines, and public health information.

DWFSRG106DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
LT1ESWTR Disinfection Profiling and Benchmarking Technical Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This manual helps public water systems comply with the disinfection profiling and benchmarking requirements of the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. The manual explains when and why disinfection profiling and benchmarking are necessary, as well as how to compile and calculate these statistics in order to make better decisions about disinfection practices.

DWBKRG101DL/Book: 210 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00
 
Microbial and Disinfection Byproduct Rules Simultaneous Compliance Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Microbial and Disinfection Byproduct Rules address acute threats from microbial contamination and chronic threats from disinfectant residuals and byproducts of disinfection. This manual describes the MDBP rules and potential conflicts that may arise as systems comply, plus it provides possible solutions and approaches to resolve these conflicts.

DWBKRG61DL/Book: 150 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00


 
Monitoring Guidance Document for the Lead & Copper Rule (For Public Water Systems Serving 3,301 to 10,000 Persons)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Groundwater & Drinking Water

Developed for water system operators, this manual explains how to conduct required sampling for lead and copper at different-sized water treatment systems. Information is included about how to determine where lead service lines are located and how to set up a tap water collection program.

DWBLRG12DL/Booklet: 38 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00
 
Monitoring Guidance Document for the Lead & Copper Rule (Systems serving 101-500 people)—One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Groundwater & Drinking Water

Developed for water system operators, this manual explains how to conduct required sampling for lead and copper at different-sized water treatment systems. Information is included about how to determine where lead service lines are located and how to set up a tap water collection program.

DWBLRG14DL/Booklet: 31 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00


 
Monitoring Guidance Document for the Lead & Copper Rule (Systems serving 501-3,300 people)—One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Groundwater & Drinking Water

Developed for water system operators, this manual explains how to conduct required sampling for lead and copper at different-sized water treatment systems. Information is included about how to determine where lead service lines are located and how to set up a tap water collection program.

DWBLRG13DL/Booklet: 34 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00
 
Monitoring Guidance Document for the Lead & Copper Rule (Systems serving less than 100 people)—One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Groundwater & Drinking Water

Developed for water system operators, this manual explains how to conduct required sampling for lead and copper at different-sized water treatment systems. Information is included about how to determine where lead service lines are located and how to set up a tap water collection program.

DWBLRG15DL/Booklet: 36 pp. (1992)

Price: $0.00


 
National Drinking Water Regulations English & Spanish
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This handy booklet provides all of the national primary drinking water regulations. The contaminant plus potential health effects and common sources of the contaminant are included.

DWBLRG122DL/Booklet: 20 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
National Primary Drinking Water Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

Drinking water standards enforce limits on contaminants. This booklet charts contaminants and lists their allowable maximum level (MCL), their potential health effects above the MCL, and their common sources.

DWFSRG77DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


Nontransient Noncommunity Drinking Water:  Requirements for Suppliers
Nontransient Noncommunity Drinking Water: Requirements for Suppliers
US Environmental Protection Agency

This public education video provides general information about nontransient noncommunity water systems. It addresses standards, kinds of contaminants, monitoring and compliance, and sampling frequency.

DWDVRG111DL/Video: 0 pp. (0)

*** For video downloading and viewing instructions, please use this link

Price: $0.00
 
Presentations from the Five Radionuclides Rule Implementaiton Workshops held in 2007
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

A radionuclide is an unstable form of a nuclide. They may occur naturally, but can also be artificially produced. They are also known as radioactive isotopes. Drinking water can become contaminated by these dangerous forms thereby endangering the public health. The USEPA held a workshop in 2007 bringing water professionals and regulators together to share information about the regulations as they apply to these contaminants. The slide presentations from this workshop are offered in this download.

DWCDRG121DL/Multiple zip files: 0 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00


 
Proposed Ground Water Rule: Questions and Answers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The EPA proposed to further protect U.S. drinking water by requiring action to protect groundwater sources from disease-causing viruses and bacteria. This fact sheet helps people learn more about groundwater protection and how this rule will contribute to public health.

DWFSRG60DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
Providing Safe Drinking Water In America: 2006 National Public Water Systems Compliance Report
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

This is an annual report prepared by EPA under SDWA requirements. This report provides information on the compliance status of public water systems. This report also discusses various activities of EPA since the passage of SDWA amendments to capitalize on opportunities and authorities provided by those amendments. These include: promotion of public information and involvement; providing tools to states, tribes, and water systems to improve compliance; helping small systems provide safe drinking water; focusing safety standards on the most serious health risks; and exercising new enforcement authorities and undertaking compliance activities.

DWBKRG49DL/Book: 93 pp. (2009)

Price: $0.00


 
Public Notification Handbook for Transient Noncommunity Water Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This handbook explains the Public Notification Rule as it applies to transient noncommunity water systems. In particular, the guide shows the actions these systems must take when a notice must be issued because of a violation or situation affecting the water supply.

DWBKRG131DL/Book: 112 pp. (2010)

Price: $0.00
 
Public Notification Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Water systems must notify their customers when they violate EPA or state drinking water standards (including monitoring requirements). EPA has revised the existing Public Notification Rule to better tailor the form, manner, and timing of the notices to the relative risk to health. This fact sheet explains the revised rule, which makes notification easier and more effective for both water systems and the customers they serve.

DWFSRG83DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00


 
Radionuclides Notice of Data Availability Technical Support Document
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

This document contains information about the occurrence, health effects, analytical methods, and treatment options for redionuclides in drinking water and presents data about the costs and benefits that were considered in promulgating the Radionuclides Rule.

DWBKRG84DL/Book: 164 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
Radionuclides Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Radionuclides are a significant health issue in drinking water contamination. Releases from medical facilities and nuclear power plants add to the threat from naturally occurring radionuclides. Water operators can quickly review the requirements for implementing the Radionuclides Rule, which mandates reduction of these chemicals in drinking water, with this fact sheet. Included are an overview of the rule, a list of the contaminants, critical deadlines and requirements, and monitoring requirements for water systems.

DWFSRG66DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Regulations on the Disposal of Arsenic Residuals from Drinking Water Treatment Plants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory

With the passage of various federal statutes, restrictions have been placed on the discharge of residuals to water bodies and onto land. This report summarizes federal regulations and selected state regulations that govern management of residuals produced by small drinking water treatment systems removing arsenic from drinking water.

DWBLRG58DL/Booklet: 47 pp. (2000)

Price: $0.00
 
Report to Congress: Small System Arsenic Implementation Issues
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Arsenic Rule is one of the first rules under the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act to significantly impact a substantial number of small systems, but measures taken to comply with the rule are expected to be broadly applicable in future rule contexts. This document addresses EPA’s national-level affordability criteria and implementation issues faced by small systems.

DWBLRG90DL/Booklet: 20 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Research Plan for Arsenic in Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

Better understanding of arsenic health risks provides an improved science base for risk assessment and regulatory decisions in the U.S. This plan describes the research contributing to the development of an arsenic drinking water regulation. Areas covered include short- and long-term studies and assessment processes to:

• improve understanding of adverse effects of arsenic,

• measure exposure of U.S. populations to arsenic,

• develop biomarkers of effects and exposure,

• improve methods for assessing and characterizing risks from arsenic exposure, and

• refine treatment technologies for the removal of arsenic from water supplies.

DWBKRG80DL/Book: 63 pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00
 
Revised Public Notification Handbook
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

In 2000, EPA revised its public notification regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act. This guide explains these changes and provides specific examples of updated public notices. The handbook is intended to increase the effectiveness of public notices and includes suggestions and instructions for public water systems of all sizes. Specific requirements for noncommunity water systems are also addressed.

DWBKRG105DL/Book: 180 pp. (2010)

Price: $0.00


 
Safe Drinking Water Is In Our Hands
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet lists the primary drinking water contaminant standards that systems must comply with to satisfy Safe Drinking Water Act requirements. It lists the regulated contaminants, the maximum contaminant levels allowed, the maximum contaminant level goals, and potential health effects of each contaminant. It also lists secondary drinking water regulations for some contaminants.

DWBLRG47DL/Booklet: 15 pp. (1998)

Price: $0.00
 
Safe Drinking Water: Health/Safety Requirements and Resulting Costs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet addresses health and safety requirements placed on drinking water and resulting costs that are passed to consumers through monthly service rates. It discusses potential threats to public water supplies, how water is protected from contaminants, treatment techniques, and how utilities comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act.

DWBLRG30DL/Booklet: 10 pp. (1994)

Price: $0.00


 
Simultaneous Compliance Guidance Manual for the Long Term 2 and Stage 2 DBP Rules
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The EPA recognizes that systems could have compliance issues with the Stage 2 DBPR when attempting to comply with the LT2ESWTR and vice versa. The manual helps water systems identify and mitigate potential simultaneous compliance issues.

DWCDRG123DL/Book: 462 pp. (2007)

Price: $0.00
 
Small System Compliance Technology List for the Surface Water Treatment Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Small water systems must comply with the Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR). This booklet lists and outlines technologies that can be used for SWTR compliance.

DWBLRG48DL/Booklet: 50 pp. (1997)

Price: $0.00


 
Small System Regulatory Requirements Under the Safe Drinking Water Act as Amended 1996
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet contains 14 fact sheets that explain amended SDWA requirements like the Surface Water Treatment Rule, consumer confidence reports, and the Lead and Copper Rule. It also offers hypothetical case studies for small systems to estimate the cost of implementing SDWA rules.

DWBLRG63DL/Booklet: 46 pp. (1999)

Price: $0.00
 
Small Systems Guide to Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations: The First STEP to Providing Safe and Reliable Drinking Water--One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance [STEP] Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) guide series by EPA, this free booklet is designed to help small system owners and operators understand and comply with existing and future drinking water regulations. The publication presents an overview of microbial, chemical, and radiological contaminants in drinking water and explains how a multiple barrier approach and regulations protect the public and the environment from these risks. It also describes the importance of complying with regulations, which regulations apply to which systems, and what operators need to know to comply. The key points of current and upcoming/proposed drinking water rules are summarized, and the booklet lists additional resources for more information.

DWBLRG110DL/Booklet: 35 pp. (2003)

Price: $0.00


 
Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Drinking water disinfection has been a major factor in reducing disease epidemics in the U.S. But, the disinfectants themselves can react with naturally-occurring materials in water to form byproducts that may pose health risks. This fact sheet discusses public health concerns and the requirements for compliance of the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule.

DWFSRG92DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00
 
Stage 1 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule: Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Information about the Stage 1 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule can be found with the help of this booklet. Sections cover disinfectants, such as chlorine, chloramines, and chlorine dioxide and the byproducts that can result from their application to drinking water treatment. Monitoring issues are discussed, as well as primacy, violations, and reporting requirements.

DWBLRG93DL/Booklet: 25 pp. (N/A)

Price: $0.00


 
Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection ByProducts Rule: Operational Evaluation Guidance Manual
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This document provides technical information on completing an operational evaluation as required by the stage 2 disinfectants and disinfection byproducts rule (DBPR).

DWBKRG124DL/Book: 180 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
State Source Water Assessment and Protection Programs Guidance (Final Guidance)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This book provides guidance required by the 1996 SDWA Amendments for the Source Water Assessment Program and Source Water Protection Program. It explains EPA's recommendations about what to include in a Source Water Protection Program and gives an overview of how source water assessment and protection integrate with other SDWA programs.

DWBKRG46DL/Book: 160 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Steps to Selecting a Compliance Option for the Radionuclides Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet provides an overview for selecting a compliance option for the Radionuclides Rule. Steps include how to get started, a review of non-treatment and treatment options, how to choice the most appropriate treatment, and how to pay for this compliance.

DWFSRG129DL/Fact Sheet: 8 pp. (2008)

Price: $0.00
 
Technical Fact Sheet: Final Rule for Arsenic in Drinking Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This booklet contains common answers to questions regarding the revised limits for arsenic in drinking water. It describes the requirements, the significance, and the benefits of this rule.

DWFSRG73DL/Fact Sheet: 6 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
The Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) Implementation Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The LT1ESWTR is part of a series of rules intended to improve control of microbial pathogens while minimizing the public health risks of disinfectants and disinfection byproducts. This book provides a list of frequently asked questions and offers guidance to operators and managers in understanding the rule’s requirements, its implementation, state primacy issues, and more.

DWBKRG108DL/Book: 162 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
 
Total Coliform Rule: A Handbook for Small Noncommunity Water Systems serving less than 3,300 persons—One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide Series
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Contaminated drinking water is one of the oldest known public health concerns. Preventing water borne disease is one of the primary objectives any drinking water system. This handbook, one of EPA´s Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP) Guide series, describes the sampling procedure for coliform bacteria. Included are monthly monitoring worksheets, Safe Drinking Water Act agency contacts and sources for more information on Total Coliform.

DWBKRG112DL/Book: 52 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00


 
Total Coliform Rule: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

The Total Coliform Rule was established to reduct the risk of illness from disease-causing organisms, including Escherichia coli, associated with sewage or animal wastes. This fact sheet is a handy guide that describes the purpose and requirements of the rule for water system operators.

DWFSRG97DL/Fact Sheet: 2 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00
 
UCMR: Screening Survey for Aeromonas at Selected Public Water Systems
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

This fact sheet is designed to provide general information on the requirements of the Screening Survey of Aeromonas. In the first quarter of 2003 (January - March), selected public water systems (PWSs) began monitoring for the List 2 microbiological contaminant, Aeromonas, as a part of the Screening Survey component of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR 1999). The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to collect data on contaminants to support the EPA’s decisions regarding whether or not to regulate contaminants.

DWFSRG85DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual for the Final Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Interest in using ultraviolet light to disinfect drinking water is growing among public water systems due to its ability to destroy pathogens without forming byproducts. Ultraviolet light has proven effective against some pathogens, such as Cryptosporidium, that are resistant to commonly used disinfectants like chlorine and is one way to comply with the additional treatment requirements mandated by the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. This extensive manual provides water systems and designers with technical information and guidance on selecting, designing, and operating UV installations. Information for manufacturers on testing and performance standards for UV reactors and components are also included.

DWBKRG117DL/Book: 436 pp. (2006)

Price: $0.00
 
Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation Guidance for Operators of Public Water Systems Serving 10,000 or Fewer People
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This document provides a general description of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR) Program as it affects small systems and is designed to implement national policy on these issues. It identifies the sampling and reporting responsibilities of small public water systems selected to participate in the assessment monitoring component of the revised UCMR Program.

DWBLRG79DL/Booklet: 36 pp. (2001)

Price: $0.00


 
Using DWSRF Funds to Comply with the Radionuclides Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

The drinking water state revolving fund (DWSRF) program provides grants to states for low-interest loans to eligible systems for infrastructure improvements needed to comply with SDWA mandates, in this case, the Radionuclides Rule. This fact sheet outlines:

• the rule and how the DWSRF can help systems comply,

• treatment options,

• who must comply and how it will impact systems, and

• rule deadlines and requirements.

DWFSRG78DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00
 
Using DWSRF Funds to Comply with the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water

The drinking water state revolving fund (DWSRF) program provides grants to states for low-interest loans to eligible systems for infrastructure improvements needed to comply with SDWA mandates, in this case, the Stage I Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule. This fact sheet outlines:

• the rule and how the DWSRF can help systems comply,

• treatment options,

• who must comply and how it will impact systems, and

• rule deadlines and requirements.

DWFSRG75DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2002)

Price: $0.00


 
Variances and Exemptions: A Quick Reference Guide
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

This fact sheet provides an overview of the 1998 Variances and Exemptions Rule, including information about utilities covered by the rule, definitions of rule language, related activities and responsibilities, general variances, small system variances, and exemptions.

DWFSRG107DL/Fact Sheet: 4 pp. (2004)

Price: $0.00
 
Your Drinking Water: From Source to Tap, EPA Regulations and Guidance
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water

Intended to answer questions about drinking water supplies, this booklet covers such topics as water sources, possible contaminants, how scientists determine acceptable contaminant levels, and how the government establishes drinking water laws and guidelines.

DWBLRG04DL/Booklet: 18 pp. (1990)

Price: $0.00


   
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