Self-assessment Checklist - Surface Water Treatment Rule (Swtr) is a legal document that was released by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality - a government authority operating within Arizona.
Q: What is the Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR)?
A: The Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR) is a regulation that sets standards for the treatment of water from surface sources, such as rivers and lakes, to ensure it is safe for drinking.
Q: Why is the SWTR important?
A: The SWTR is important because it helps protect public health by ensuring that water from surface sources is properly treated to remove harmful contaminants.
Q: What does the SWTR require water systems to do?
A: The SWTR requires water systems to disinfect surface water, control pathogens, and monitor water quality to meet specific standards.
Q: Who is responsible for enforcing the SWTR?
A: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for enforcing the SWTR at the national level, while state agencies may have additional requirements and enforcement responsibilities.
Q: Is Arizona subject to the SWTR?
A: Yes, Arizona is subject to the SWTR because it has surface water sources that are used for drinking water.
Q: What are some examples of surface water sources in Arizona?
A: Examples of surface water sources in Arizona include rivers, lakes, and reservoirs such as the Colorado River and Lake Mead.
Q: What are the key requirements of the SWTR for water systems in Arizona?
A: The key requirements of the SWTR for water systems in Arizona include disinfection, filtration, monitoring, and reporting.
Q: Are there any exemptions to the SWTR?
A: Yes, there are certain exemptions and alternative treatment options available for water systems with low populations or unique circumstances, but they must still meet specific requirements.
Q: How can I find out if my drinking water meets SWTR standards?
A: You can contact your local water supplier or the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to obtain information about the quality of your drinking water and whether it meets SWTR standards.
Q: What should I do if I have concerns about the quality of my drinking water?
A: If you have concerns about the quality of your drinking water, you should contact your local water supplier or the ADEQ. They can provide guidance and address any issues that may arise.
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