Drinking Water Final-Form Regulation: Disinfection Requirements Rule (DRR)
Drinking Water Final-Form Regulation:
Safe Drinking Water; General Update and Fees
The Safe Drinking Water; General Update and Fees rulemaking was published as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on August 18, 2018.
The rulemaking includes many amendments to Chapter 109 but one new requirement affecting all community water systems is a new annual fee (along with revised permit fees) to supplement DEP’s funding gap of $7.5 million.
The Disinfection Requirements Rule (DDR) was published as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on April 28, 2018.
Several provisions of the rule are effective upon final publication and others are deferred implementation dates. DEP’s website has a page devoted to the DRR explaining the rule and implementation dates.
In addition, DEP has now made available a template to help public water systems complete a disinfection sample siting plan which is also on their DRR page.