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New AWWA guidebook aims to help water providers achieve environmental compliance

November 13, 2012

DENVER — The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released a new publication designed to help water and wastewater utility personnel understand and comply with U.S. environmental regulations pertaining to hazardous materials and other wastes.

The book, titled “Environmental Compliance Guidebook: Beyond US Water Quality Regulation,” clarifies complex environmental laws and regulations.

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Each chapter covers one family of environmental pollutants and includes the purpose of applicable regulations, the appropriate regulatory authorities, key program elements required for compliance, activities and substances for which the regulation applies and tips to overcome common compliance issues and findings.

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