EPA Acknowledges Supply Chain Challenges But Avoids SDWA Certification

November 12, 2021
Facing ongoing supply-chain challenges, EPA is beefing up its resources to help equip water utilities to meet drinking water and wastewater treatment challenges but appears unlikely to exercise, for the first time, Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) authority to allow the Commerce Department to order suppliers to provide the necessary chemicals. The agency outlines several options on its website under emergency responses for drinking water and wastewater utilities to address supply-chain chemical disruptions, including the process outlined in SDWA section...

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