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RECORD NUMBER: 16 OF 16
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Surface Water Treatment Rules: What Do They Mean to You.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Additional Subjects||Surface water ; Water treatment ; Water pollution control ; Turbidity ; Water quality standards ; Potable water ; Water systems ; Filtration ; Drinking water ; Pathogens ; Microorganism control(Water) ; Byproducts ; Disinfectants ; Compliance standards ; Risk assessment ; Monitoring ; Regulations ; Surface Water Treatment Rule|
The Surface Water Treatment Rule seeks to prevent waterborne diseases caused by viruses, Legionella, and Giardia lamblia. These disease-causing microbes are present at varying concentrations in most surface waters. The rule requires that water systems filter and disinfect water from surface water sources to reduce the occurrence of unsafe levels of these microbes.