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EPA Issues Voluntary Water and Wastewater Guidelines


The EPA urges greater use of online monitoring to protect against potential misuse of contaminants, and the guidelines include tips on placement of sensors and instruments.
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new voluntary guidelines that rely on industry to secure drinking water and wastewater treatment plants against attack. The guidelines for improving designs and operations were written by industry groups with EPA financing. Jeanette Brown, a water pollution official in Stamford, Connecticut who led an industry task force that developed the guidelines, said another danger from underground wastewater and stormwater facilities is their possible use as conduits for covert attacks on other infrastructure or sensitive locations at other buildings. Benjamin Grumbles, the agency's top official for water issues, said, "Americans should feel confidant, when they turn on the tap, they have access to some of the cleanest, safest water in the world."

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December 10, 2019, 7:09 pm PDT

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