EPA Aims To Boost Water System Pathogen Monitoring

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed revising its 1989 Total Coliform Rule to emphasize the elimination of the most dangerous strains of coliforms — bacteria that can indicate the presence of contamination — from public drinking water systems.

EPA officials on Thursday unveiled the proposed amendments to the Total Coliform Rule, the only microbial drinking water regulation applying to all public water systems, which sets public health goals and legal limits for total coliform levels in drinking water, and establishes rules regarding the type and...
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