Comments Submitted to the Enviornmental Protection Agency on the Proposed Drinking Water Regulations

by Barry Bosworth on September 1, 1978
by Barry Bosworth

The Council on Wage and Price Stability has evaluated the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new drinking water regulations. These regulations would require those community water systems serving 75,000 or more people to reduce the level of organic chemicals in public drinking water. Compliance would impose capital costs of $616 to
$831 million on these water systems, according to EPA estimates. The Council was critical of EPA’s supporting
analysis, which does not addr.ess the benefits of alternative standards, some of which might provide equal or greater benefits at less cost.

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