EPA Settles Dispute Over Consumer Tap Water Contaminant Reports

Oct. 29, 2021, 7:12 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that the agency skirted Congressional deadlines to revise reports that inform consumers about their tap water.

Under the settlement, the EPA has agreed to set deadlines for revisions to its consumer confidence reports. The agreement settles litigation brought by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • The Safe Drinking Water Act requires that tap water consumers receive a report from their community water systems at least once a year that details the potential contaminants in their water.
  • NRDC sued EPA earlier this year, for missing deadlines set by Congress the ...

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