AWWA Urges EPA To Consider Household Affordability In SDWA Analyses

April 16, 2021
Drinking water utilities are recommending that EPA expand the way it considers households’ ability to pay for drinking water when the agency conducts economic analyses to support setting enforceable standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), saying the change would help identify and address environmental justice. A new report developed by a panel of outside experts for the American Water Works Association (AWWA), which represents a variety of drinking water utilities, details a series of suggestions for how EPA...

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