Drinking Water Regulation and Health / Edition 1

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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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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

Pt. I The Safe Drinking Water Act and Public Health 1
1 Drinking Water and Public Health Protection 3
2 Improving Waterborne Disease Surveillance 25
3 Waterborne Outbreaks in the United States, 1971-2000 45
4 History of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) 71
5 SDWA: Looking to the Future 105
Pt. II Regulation Development 131
6 Toxicological Basis for Drinking Water Risk Assessment 133
7 Epidemiologic Concepts for Interpreting Findings in Studies of Drinking Water Exposures 147
8 Application of Risk Assessments in Crafting Drinking Water Regulations 183
9 "Sound" Science and Drinking Water Regulation 197
10 Benefit-Cost Analysis and Drinking Water Regulation 225
11 Public Involvement in Regulation Development 251
Pt. III Contaminant Regulation and Treatment 275
12 Control of Drinking Water Pathogens and Disinfection Byproducts 277
13 Regulating Radionuclides in Drinking Water 307
14 Risk-Based Framework for Future Regulatory Decision-Making 339
15 Selection of Treatment Technology for SDWA Compliance 381
16 SDWA Compliance Using Point-of-Use (POU) and Point-of-Entry (POE) Treatment 403
Pt. IV Compliance Challenges 431
17 Death of the Silent Service: Meeting Consumer Expectations 433
18 Achieving the Capacity to Comply 449
19 Achieving Sustainable Water Systems 463
20 Protecting Sensitive Subpopulations 491
21 Environmental Justice and Drinking Water Regulation 513
22 What Water Suppliers Need to Know about Toxic Tort Litigation 533
23 Intellectual Property Laws and Water Technology 555
24 Water System Security 567
App. A Summary Tables of Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories 583
App. B 1962 U.S. Public Health Service Standards 621
App. C Section-by-Section Summary of the SDWA 635
App. D Text of the SDWA as Amended and Related Statutes 721
App. E How Our Laws are Made 871
App. F Enactment of a Law 923
App. G Listing of Drinking Water: Federal Register Notices 953
App. H Outline of 40 CFR 141, 142, and 143 971
App. I Example Capacity Development Tool 979
App. J U.S. Water Industry Statistics 995
Index 1009
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