Who's responsible for chemical security?
January 18, 2008
The Committee on Homeland Security
of the US House of Representatives will be holding a meeting on Wednesday
to discuss the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2008, an update to 2006 legislation
regarding the security of hazardous chemicals across the country. The American Water Works Association has asked its members
to send letters to their representatives on the committee, requesting that water
and wastewater treatment plants
be excluded from the regulations. Municipal plants utilize a range of chemicals, including chlorine
and ammonia which can be dangerous. The AWWA's position is that plenty of regulations already cover the use of those chemicals and that including municipal water and wastewater plants under new regulations would only increase the cost to consumers.
We can help you with many products for municipal water treatment
, including pumps
and water-quality sensors
. Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
last revised January 2008