Inside EPA - 01/10/2020

EPA’s LCR Allows ‘Point Of Use’ Treatments But Advisors Doubt Feasibility

January 2, 2020
EPA and other federal advisors are questioning the use of pitcher filters and other point-of-use (POU) treatment devices, even as the agency has included provisions in its proposed rule limiting lead in drinking water that would allow small utilities to use such technologies in lieu of changing water chemistry to prevent service line corrosion. Among other things, the advisors say there is not a lot of data on the technologies’ performance in real world conditions, and the devices must be...

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