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Drinking Water Glossary

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Published by US EPA.

These definitions are not intended to be complete or to have legal force, but rather to help consumers quickly understand drinking water-related terms in the context of their daily lives. 

Drinking Water Treatment

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Public Water Systems
Public Water Systems (PWSs) come in all shapes and sizes, and no two are exactly the same. They may be publicly or privately owned and maintained. While their design may vary, they all share the same goal: providing safe, reliable drinking water to the communities they serve. To do this, most water systems must treat their water. The types of treatment provided by a specific PWS vary depending on the size of the system, whether they…

EPA Public Notification Rule Quick Reference

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30th November 2016

The PN Rule requires all public water systems (PWSs) to notify their consumers any time a PWS violates a national primary drinking water regulation or has a situation posing a risk to public health. Notices must be provided to persons served (not just billing customers).

Finished Water Storage Facilities

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PREPARED FOR:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Standards and Risk Management Division 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington DC 20004   

Prepared by: AWWA With assistance from Economic and Engineering Services, Inc     

Background and Disclaimer  
The USEPA is revising the Total Coliform Rule (TCR) and is considering new possible distribution system requirements as part of these revisions.  As part of this…

PWS CHIEF OPERATOR COURSE MANUAL

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This manual is designed for public water system (PWS) operators taking the required chief operator training course.  
  • This tool, along with your operating experience, will help you prepare for your duties as a chief operator.  
Management and leadership are not only important, but are a large part of today’s PWSs.
  • Every PWS needs capable supervisors.
    • One common problem with most supervisors and managers is that they cannot find the time or reso