You might be interested to know about some conversations taking place in Washington, DC that could potentially affect how you manage the disinfection process for your water system.
While a Department of Homeland Security official feels that existing water system exemptions from many chemical security requirements is a huge national risk, a local DC utility manager conveyed that disinfection decisions are best made locally.
“Each disinfection technology has unique benefits, limitations, and costs. Individual water
system operators must weigh these trade-offs and choose disinfection methods based on local water
quality conditions, climate, physical limitation of plant location, cost, compliance with the Clean Water
Act and the needs and resources of the communities they serve. Based on this wide variety of factors,
use of alternative chemicals may not be possible for all wastewater utilities.”
We'll let you know if any proposed actions come from this House subcommittee hearing and what they might mean for you.