EPA tools to improve drinking water monitoring, reporting

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. 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...

Mar 17th, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2008 -- 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. 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 are formatted to be printed 11x17 to hang on the wall for quick reference by drinking water operators.

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

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