Manual Guides Consecutive Water Systems on Stage 2 DBPR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the "Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual" to assist consecutive systems (public drinking water systems that receive part or all of their finished water from other public water systems) in complying with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBPR).

The manual provides an explanation of specific requirements in the Stage 2 DBPR as they apply to consecutive systems. In addition, the manual addresses flexibilities in the rule and explains the various compliance technologies and other compliance approaches available to consecutive systems. The manual also provides information on how to coordinate with wholesale systems to achieve consistent, cost-effective compliance.

Interested parties may contact the Water Resource Center at 202.566.1729 or the National Service Center for Environmental Publication at 1.800.490.9198 and request document number 815-R-09-017.

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