Volume 90 Issue 19 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 7, 2012

Monitoring Required For Drinking Water

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: drinking water, hexavalent chromium, EPA, perfluorocarbons, hormones

Hexavalent chromium, six perfluoro­carbons, and seven sex hormones are among the 28 chemicals that utilities will have to test for in drinking water under a rule EPA finalized last week. Between 2013 and 2015, some 6,000 public water systems will monitor the chemicals as well as enteroviruses and noroviruses, the agency says. The data collected “will provide EPA with invaluable information about what municipalities are seeing in their drinking . . .

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