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Overview

The Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 instituted wide-ranging regulatory changes to the seminal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)-such as providing funding to communities facing health risks, focusing regulatory efforts on contaminants posing such health risks, and adding flexibility to the regulatory process- and the amendments continue to shape regulations and regulatory policy to this day. Editor Frederick Pontius's Drinking Water Regulation and Health provides a comprehensive, up-to-date resource on the current regulatory landscape.

Drinking Water Regulation and Health serves as a guide for water utilities, regulators, and consultants, forecasting future trends and explaining the latest developments in regulations. A diverse group of contributors covers topics such as water treatment, water protection, how some of the regulations have been interpreted in the courts, how water utilities can stay in compliance, and how to satisfy customer expectations, especially sensitive subpopulations. Divided into four sections - The SDWA and Public Health, Regulation Development, Contaminant Regulation and Treatment, and Compliance Challenges - the book includes chapters on:
* Improving Waterborne Disease Surveillance
* Application of Risk Assessments in Crafting Drinking Water Regulations
* Control of Drinking Water Pathogens and Disinfection By-Products
* Selection of Treatment Technology for SDWA Compliance
* Death of the Silent Service: Meeting Consumer Expectations
* Achieving Sustainable Water Systems
* What Water Suppliers Need to Know About Toxic Tort Litigation

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Editorial Reviews

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“...a 'one-stop shopping' compendium of information...another valuable addition to the environmental professional's library of critical references.” (Environmental Practice, March 2005)

"This book is a must-read for water utilities, consultants, and regulators…it not only explains the regulations and the regulatory process, but also provides essential information on water treatment, water protection, public health, and future issues." (Journal of Environmental Quality, May-June 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471415541
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/23/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1072
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

FREDERICK W. PONTIUS is the President of Pontius Water Consultants, Inc., and provides drinking water—related professional engineering services to water utilities, consultants, industry, businesses, and regulatory agencies. He has over twenty years of experience in public water supply, has authored the Safe Drinking Water Act Advisor treatise on drinking water rules, and is a frequent speaker on drinking water regulation, compliance, and health.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Contributors.

List of Tables.

List of Figures.

Acronyms.

PART I: THE SDWA AND PUBLIC HEALTH.

Drinking Water and Public Health Protection (D. Okun).

Improving Waterborne Disease Surveillance (F. Frost, et al.).

Waterborne Outbreaks in the United States, 1971-2000

(G. Craun, R. Calderon & Mary Craun).

History of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (F. Pontius).

SDWA Reauthorization: Looking to the Future (D. vanDe Hei & T. Schaeffer).

PART II: REGULATION DEVELOPMENT.

Toxicological Basis for Drinking Water Risk Assessment (J. Donohue & J. Orme-Zavaleta).

Epidemiologic Concepts for Interpreting Findings in Studies of Drinking water Exposures (G. Craun, et al.).

Application of Risk Assessments in Crafting Drinking Water Regulations (B. Macler).

"Sound" Science and Drinking Water Regulation (F. Pontius).

Benefit-Cost Analysis and Drinking Water Regulation (R. Raucher).

Public Involvement in Regulation Development (F. Pontius).

PART III: CONTAMINANT REGULATION AND TREATMENT.

Control of Drinking Water Pathogens and Disinfection By-Products (S. Regli, et al.).

Regulating Radionuclides in Drinking Water (D. Huber).

Risk-Based Framework for Selecting Contaminants for Future Regulation (M. Gibson & M. Osinsiki).

Selection of Treatment Technology for SDWA Compliance (F. Pontius).

SDWA Compliance Using Point-of-Use (POU) and Point-of-Entry (POE) Treatment (F. Pontius, et al.). 

PART IV: COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES.

Death of the Silent Services: Meeting Consumer Expectations (E. Speranza).

Achieving the Capacity to Comply (P. Shanaghan & J. Jacobs).

Achieving Sustainable Water Systems (J. Beecher).

Protecting Sensitive Subpopulations (J. Griffiths).

Environmental Justice and Drinking Water Regulation (F. Pontius).

What Water Suppliers Need to Know About Toxic Tort Litigation (K. Rubin).

Intellectual Property Laws and Water Technology (L. Hansen).

Water System Security (F. Pontius).

Appendices.

Index.

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