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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
On-site services being offered to small drinking water systems: Does your system serve less than 10,000 people? Are you in need of on-site assistance for natural and man-made disaster preparation? Cyber-security risk assessments and resiliency? Contact Water@drwa.org to learn more and schedule your On-site TA!
Monday, April 29, 2024
This service provides timely notification to critical infrastructure organizations to mitigate vulnerabilities and protect their networks and systems. Organizations participating in this no-cost service typically reduce their risk and exposure by 40% within the first 12 months and most see improvements in the first 90 days. 1,754 notifications were completed in 2023.
Friday, April 19, 2024
These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) address the parts of the 2021 Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) that EPA has proposed to keep starting October 16, 2024. The FAQs only reflect federal requirements for these provisions. Your State1 may have additional regulatory requirements. General 2021 Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) What requirements of the LCRR is EPA proposing to retain? EPA is proposing to keep the LCRR October 16, 2024, compliance date for the initial inventory, notification of service line material, Tier 1 public notification of a lead action level exceedance, and associated reporting requirements. Please see sections below for the FAQs specific to each of these requirements. What systems do LCRR requirements apply to? All community water systems (CWS) and non-transient non-community water systems (NTNCWS) must comply with these requirements. When do water systems have to comply with the retained LCRR requirements? Under EPA’s new proposal as well as existing rules, water systems must comply with the following 2021 LCRR requirements beginning October 16, 2024: Initial Service Line Inventory What are the initial service line inventory requirements? All CWSs and NTNCWSs must complete and submit an initial service line inventory to their State by October 16, 2024. The inventory must include all service lines connected to the public water distribution system regardless of ownership status. Each service line must be characterized as lead, galvanized requiring replacement, lead status unknown (or unknown), or non-lead using approved sources (noted below). The service line inventory must also be publicly accessible, and the publicly accessible inventory must include locations for lead and galvanized requiring replacement service lines. Water systems serving greater than 50,000 persons must make the publicly accessible inventory available online. EPA’s Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory provides details on these requirements.
Thursday, April 11, 2024
On April 10, 2024, EPA announced the final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS. To inform the final rule, EPA evaluated over 120,000 comments submitted by the public on the rule proposal, as well as considered input received during multiple consultations and stakeholder engagement activities held both prior to and following the proposed rule. EPA expects that over many years the final rule will prevent PFAS exposure in drinking water for approximately 100 million people, prevent thousands of deaths, and reduce tens of thousands of serious PFAS-attributable illnesses. EPA is also making unprecedented funding available to help ensure that all people have clean and safe water. In addition to today’s final rule, $1 billion in newly available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help states and territories implement PFAS testing and treatment at public water systems and to help owners of private wells address PFAS contamination. EPA finalized a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) establishing legally enforceable levels, called Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), for six PFAS in drinking water. PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS, PFNA, and HFPO-DA as contaminants with individual MCLs, and PFAS mixtures containing at least two or more of PFHxS, PFNA, HFPO-DA, and PFBS using a Hazard Index MCL to account for the combined and co-occurring levels of these PFAS in drinking water. EPA also finalized health-based, non-enforceable Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLGs) for these PFAS. Learn more: https://www.epa.gov/sdwa/and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas
Thursday, November 09, 2023
Delaware Rural Water Association is pleased to announce that it’s training center has received a grant from the State of Delaware via the CCCPM to provide training to municipalities and their employees throughout the State of Delaware that is recognized and accredited by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE), for Cross Connection Control Certification, ASSE 5000 Standard. This nationally recognized ANSI® accreditation is designed to provide qualified students a national certification not only in the State of Delaware, but throughout the United States. The following select courses are available to municipalities throughout the State of Delaware at no cost to the towns or cities. ASSE Cross-Connection Control Surveyor Certification ASSE Backflow Prevention Program Administrator Certification

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