Improving Water Quality and Consumer Satisfaction Using Guidance From the SMCLs

Jun 9, 2019
This Webcast, based on
project #4537, provided an integrated overview of the EPA Secondary Maximum Contaminant Levels (SMCLs) in conjunction with up-to-date technical and consumer-based research that has occurred during the 35 years since their initial implementation in 1979. Utilities spend considerable funding to address the water quality and aesthetic issues addressed by these standards. Consumers decide the acceptability and value of their drinking water primarily based on a judgment of its taste, odor, and appearance. The Webcast presented an overview of the EPA Secondary Maximum Contaminant Limits, the rationale used to develop them, and current scientific knowledge related to their applicability. This information will aid utilities in developing a strategy for drinking water quality and consumer acceptability.