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  • Main Title Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA): A Summary of the Act and Its Major Requirements


  • Author: Tiemann, Mary
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Environmental Policy


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
    Additional Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress


  • Creation: 2014-02-05


  • English


  • Content Description: This report summarizes the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its major programs and regulatory requirements. This report includes the drinking water security provisions added to the SDWA by the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-188), and lead reduction provisions as amended by P.L. 111-380. It also outlines amendments made in December 2013 by P.L. 113-64 (H.R. 3588) to explicitly exempt fire hydrants from coverage under the act's lead plumbing restrictions.
  • Physical Description: 22 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Water law and legislation
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Water quality
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Water purification

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  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RL31243
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL31243_2014Feb05
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc282322