Under the SDWA
Amendment of 1986, the EPA set a maximum contaminant level goal (MCLG) and a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for fluoride at 4.
establishes an Underground Injection Control program (UIC), which establishes "inspection, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements" designed to protect drinking water sources from contamination due to injection operations.
Acting in tandem with SDWA
, the Clean Water Act endows the EPA with
Although treatment was originally the focus of the SDWA
, some of
Part II discusses the SDWA
in detail and examines the manner in which the SDWA
regulates drinking water.
Feasibility is defined by the SDWA
as "[t]he level that may be achieved with the use of the best technology, treatment techniques, and other means which the EPA finds (after examination for efficiency under field conditions), are available, taking cost into consideration" (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2005).
Congress passed the SDWA
in 1974, authorizing the EPA to set
Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) (111) amended the SDWA
17) The 1986 amendments to the SDWA
included the prohibition against the use of lead-based fluxes, solders, and pipes in the public water systems.
Under the revised policy, a property owner "who installs submeters to accurately track usage of water by tenants on his or her property, will not then be subject to SDWA
regulations solely as a result of taking the action to submeter and bill.
set national standards for drinking water, in part by specifying impurities and in part by protecting groundwater from industrial contaminants.
Unlike the CWA, however, the SDWA
also protects groundwater supplies.