EPA Adds 100 Alternative Testing Methods

Today’s Federal Register announces EPA’s approval of alternative testing methods available to measure levels of contaminants in drinking water to determine compliance with National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs).  Some of the new methods may be used for E. coli, copper, nickel, uranium, radium, and silver.  The change takes effect today.  This action provides water utilities, labs, and primacy agencies with more timely access to new measurement techniques and greater flexibility that will result in lower monitoring costs.  Click here to view the Notice.