Drinking Water Regulatory Update—December 3, 2012

 Alan RobersonBy Michael J. McGuire

Alan Roberson is the Director of Federal Relations for the American Water Works Association. He has released the latest in a series of drinking water regulatory updates. The regulatory update covers these important topics:

  1. Consumer Confidence Report—electronic delivery options
  2. Status of the final Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)
  3. New definition of “lead free” water service products (i.e., <0.25% lead)
  4. More delay in perchlorate regulation
  5. EPA third regulatory determination due sometime in 2013
  6. Proposed Long-Term Lead and Copper Rule (LT-LCR) Revisions due in 2013
  7. Schedule for the proposed carcinogenic Volatile Organic Compound (cVOC) Rule
  8. Third six-year review of existing drinking water regulations
  9. Hexavalent chromium

Alan’s update is required reading for anyone who has the huge responsibility for maintaining their water utility in compliance with the federal drinking water regulations.

About safedrinkingwaterdotcom

McGuire is an environmental engineer and writer. He has worked in the drinking water community for over 40 yrs
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