Reduction in Lead in Drinking Water Act

EPA surface water treatment rule requires 99.9% Giardia removal or inactivation, and at least 99% removal of Cryptosporidium.

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Enhanced Coagulation

The United States Environmental Protection Agency introduced enhanced coagulation for the removal of Natural Organic Matter (NOM). NOM in source water will react with disinfectants to produce disinfection byproducts (DBP) that have injurious health effects. Enhanced Coagulation was introduced to reduce the NOM thereby reducing the DBP precursors.

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Safe Water Drinking Act

The Safe Water Drinking Act (SWDA) was passed by Congress in 1974 and established regulations to protect the nation’s public drinking water supply. The law was amended in 1986 and 1996.

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