EPA Proposes Water System Restructuring Assessment Rule and ASDWA Releases Summary

Today, 5/23/24, EPA proposed the Water System Restructuring Assessment Rule (WSRAR), which would provide a regulatory framework for states, public water systems (PWSs), and the communities they serve to identify and assess restructuring options for systems that struggle to provide safe drinking water. The proposed regulation includes three main elements: a new mandatory assessment authority for states; requirements for performing mandatory restructuring assessments to help the water system sustainably provide safe, affordable drinking water; and eligibility requirements for three incentives for public water systems to restructure. An ASDWA summary of this proposed rule can be found here.