An Introduction into the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (2 Hours)
This course is designed to present a summary of the MAJOR
components of the SDWA as it exists today, course will begin with the basics of
regulatory compliance including EPA definitions.
This course covers the history of drinking water regulation in the United States prior to SDWA's enactment, as well as an overview of SDWA's evolution up to and including the 1996 Amendments. It describes the process used to set drinking water standards. The course discusses in detail, the Underground Injection Control Programs and classes of wells.
The course looks at:
- What is required according to the Public Notification Rule,
- Consumer Confidence Reports,
- Total Coliform Rule,
- Surface Water Treatment Standards,
- The Disinfection By Product Rules,
- Lead and Copper Rule,
- Inorganic Contamination; and
- Radionuclides Contamination.
Finally the basic requirements of the Groundwater Rule will be discussed. During the discussion of each contaminant group, appropriate health effects will be explained.
This course has following major learning objectives:
- Demonstrating knowledge of federal, state, and local laws relating to Safe Drinking Water Act.
- Learning the summary of current drinking water standards.
- Demonstrating knowledge of microbiological, organic, inorganic, and toxic contaminants.
- Learning about Underground Injection Control Wells program, their specifications, classes and uses as described by law.
- Demonstrating knowledge of National Secondary Drinking Water Standards, Maximum Contaminant Level, and Maximum Contaminant Level Goals.