EPA proposes national drinking water standard

EPA proposes national drinking water standard

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed its first-ever national drinking water standard.

Brenda Mallory, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, says the agency’s rule would address the contamination of PFAS – or ‘forever chemicals’ – in drinking water.

“Public water systems will be monitoring these chemicals that if they reach a certain level they will have to notify the public about exceeding the level, and then they will have to take steps to reduce the levels in the water supply systems,” Mallory said.

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