Effects of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986 on Army Fixed Installation Water Treatment Plants
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The Safe Drinking Water Act SDWA of 1974 was the first Federal legislation requiring all public water systems, including those operated on U.S. Army installations, to comply with national standards for contaminants that may adversely affect public health. In 1986 Congress enacted amendments to SDWA that required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency USEPA to regulate 83 specific contaminants and accelerate the timetable for establishing those regulations. USEPA responded by enacting a series of rules covering various categories of contaminants. Six of these rules had been finalized as of June 1991 several others had not. This report summarizes the effects of the SDWA amendments finalized as of June 1991 on Army fixed installation water treatment plants. Information on treatment processes that fulfill the new regulations is also reported. Additionally, relevant background on the rules not yet finalized is provided. Drinking Water--contamination, Environmental Law--United States.
- Water Pollution and Control