EPA plans tougher rules on carcinogens in drinking water
March 25, 2010

The EPA administrator has announced her intent to tighten regulations on four chemicals in drinking water. Two are industrial compounds (tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene) that enter the water through groundwater contamination; the other two (acrylamide and epichlorohydrin) can enter the water during treatment. We are fortunate in that Iowa and Nebraska have abundant and clean natural supplies of drinking water, though both states have encountered pressures on their water supplies due to heavy use and occasional climate patterns. It's not likely that our municipal water supplies will be much-affected by these new regulations, but they might signal the EPA's intent to toughen standards on drinking water, which could require new strategies for treatment not previously required. We can help communities with everything from pumping to disinfection, and we now have access to several state-of-the-art technologies for micro-filtration and even nano-filtration. Contact us with your questions and we'll be happy to help.

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