Dec 08, 2008

EPA Releases Ground Water Rule Corrective Actions Guidance Manual

Guidance will assist systems in implementing corrective actions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed the Corrective Actions Guidance Manual to support implementation of the Ground Water Rule.

The rule, which will apply to approximately 147,000 public water systems that use groundwater as a source of drinking water, establishes a risk-based approach to target systems that are vulnerable to fecal contamination. Public water systems must comply with the rule by December 2009.

The guidance will assist states and public water systems in selecting and implementing corrective actions in response to significant deficiencies identified during sanitary surveys or in response to fecal contamination of source water as required under the rule.

To access this guidance and other information about the rule, visit the EPA’s website at