Disinfection byproducts rule guidance manual now available from EPA

WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2010 -- EPA has released the Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual to assist consecutive systems in complying with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule...

Mar 1st, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2010 -- EPA has released the Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual to assist consecutive systems (public drinking water systems that receive part or all of their finished water from other public water systems) in complying with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR). The guidance manual provides an explanation of specific requirements in the Stage 2 DBPR as they apply to consecutive systems. In addition, the manual addresses flexibilities in the rule and explains the various compliance technologies and other compliance approaches available to consecutive systems. The manual also provides information on how to coordinate with wholesale systems to achieve consistent, cost-effective compliance.

The Stage 2 DBPR provides for increased public health protection against the potential risks for cancer and reproductive and developmental health effects associated with exposure to disinfection byproducts.

To access the guidance manual, visit EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/disinfection/stage2/compliance.html.

Interested parties may also contact the Water Resource Center at 202-566-1729 or the National Service Center for Environmental Publication at 1-800-490-9198 and request document number 815-R-09-017.

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