Chemical Contaminant Rules Compliance for Community Water System Owners and Operators
The following documents contain information that the regulated community can use to aid their compliance efforts.
On this page:
- Standardized Monitoring Framework (SMF): A Quick Reference Guide
- Nitrate Monitoring Requirements for Community and Non-community Water Systems
- Removing Multiple Contaminants from Drinking Water: Issues to Consider
- Small System Compliance Technology List for the Non-Microbial Contaminants Regulated Before 1996
- Talking to your Customers about Chronic Contaminants in Drinking Water
- Point-of-Use/Point-of-Entry Treatment Devices
The SMF outlined on these pages summarizes existing PWS’ ongoing federal monitoring requirements only.
- Standardized Monitoring Framework: A Quick Reference Guide (PDF)(3 pp, 118 K, About PDF) EPA 816-F-04-010
The following is a poster that can go on the wall in your PWS. It will let PWSs know who to contact and what to do based on their nitrate sampling results.
- Nitrate Monitoring Requirements for Community and Non-community Water Systems (PDF)(1 pg, 426 K, About PDF) EPA 816-F-08-008
PWSs adding treatment for one contaminant may find other water quality concerns. A treatment technology that removes several co-occurring contaminants may be more efficient and cost effective. This document:
- Identifies treatment technologies that can remove multiple contaminants,
- Identifies the contaminants that can be removed, an
- Summarizes related operational and waste disposal issues.
- Removing Multiple Contaminants from Drinking Water: Issues to Consider (PDF)(1 pg, 366 K, About PDF) EPA 816-H-07-004
This guidance manual provides detail on the list of compliance technologies for the nonmicrobial contaminants regulated before 1996.
- Small System Compliance Technology List for the Non-Microbial Contaminants Regulated Before 1996 (PDF)(112 pp, 249 K, About PDF) EPA 815-R-98-003
This fact sheet helps you understand the importance of communicating with the public about chronic contaminants. It also describes effective strategies for getting your message out.
- Talking to your Customers about Chronic Contaminants in Drinking Water (PDF)(2 pp, 381 K, About PDF) EPA 816-F-07-022, October 2007
This document provides guidance on implementing a successful point-of-use or point-of-entry treatment strategy.
- Point-of-Use or Point-of-Entry Treatment Options for Small Drinking Water Systems (PDF)(127 pp, 885 K, About PDF) EPA 815-R-06-010, April 2006
For more information, please see the Chemical Contaminants Rules Page.