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|Main Title||Information for states on developing affordability criteria for drinking water.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water,|
|Subjects||Drinking water--Law and legislation--United States ; Drinking water--Economic aspects--United States ; Drinking water--United States--Costs ; Drinking water--Costs|
|Additional Subjects||United States--Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 ; States(United States) ; Safe Drinking Water Act ; Water systems ; Cost analysis ; Potable water ; Water quality management ; Financing ; Exemptions ; Variance ; Water quality standards ; Standards compliance ; US EPA ; Affordability ; Small systems ; Ability to pay ; Willingness to pay ; State Revolving Fund|
|Collation||iv, 27, 30 pages ; 28 cm|
The 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) recognize that the affordability of drinking water may be an issue for some water systems, especially small systems. The Amendments provide State drinking water programs with important new tools to help address affordability concerns. The statute requires that EPA develop this information in consultation with States and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In order to fulfill this mandate and to ensure consideration of all key stakeholder ideas, EPA, through its National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC), established a broad based working group, whose members included States and RUS, to guide development of this information document. This document reflects the thorough review by both the working group and NDWAC, as well as public comment solicited through a Federal register notice (62FR62308 (November 21, 1997)).
Cover title. "February 1998." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/816-R-98-002."