Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.
Early participation in the process allows utilities to provide input to the regulators. It also provides more time for planning and budgeting for projects and operational changes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Six-Year Review gives utility leaders a heads-up on potential rule revisions.