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Resources from the EPA on the Arsenic Rule Compliance for Community Water System Owners and Operators

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March 22, 2017

Arsenic Rule Compliance

Compliance with the Arsenic Rule requires additional monitoring and community water system actions beyond compliance with the chemical contaminants rules.


Quick Reference Guide to Arsenic and Clarifications to Compliance and New Source Monitoring Rule

This document provides a simple and straightforward summary of the rule. It includes critical deadlines and requirements for PWSs and states, and information on monitoring requirements.

12 Steps to Arsenic Compliance and Helpful Resources for Public Water Systems

This factsheet provides a checklist to help PWSs move towards compliance with the Arsenic Rule. With each step, a list of EPA’s most helpful references is included.

Arsenic and your distribution system

This fact sheet helps PWSs understand and respond to issues that may arise with arsenic. It also covers distribution system concerns resulting from the installation of arsenic treatment.

A System’s Guide to the Identification and Disposal of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Water Treatment Plant Residuals

Drinking water PWSs producing solid waste are required to determine whether that waste is hazardous. These requirements are described in this document in summary form only.

Technologies and Costs for Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water

This document details arsenic removal technologies, including point-of-entry and point-of-use treatment options. It also presents capital and operation and maintenance costs for each of the removal technologies in graphical format.

Evaluating Arsenic Treatment Providers: A Guide for Public Water Systems

This document provides an overview on the long-term, chronic health effects linked to arsenic. It describes available treatment technologies for arsenic removal and questions to ask vendors about technologies.

(PDF)(25 pp, 735 K, About PDF) EPA 816-R-05-008, November 2005

Historic Arsenic Guidance Information

The page provides information on the potential health effects of exposure to arsenic. It includes an overview of the rule and background information on natural occurrence of arsenic.

Additional Resources

The following links provide additional information about the Phase II/V Rule and the Arsenic Rule.


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