Water: Safe Drinking Water Act
Filter Backwash Recycling Rule
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In May 2001, EPA released a rule governing the process of recycling waste water generated by the backwashing of drinking water filters. The Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR) is required by the Safe Drinking Water Act as one method of reducing the risks posed to consumers by microbial contaminants that may be present in public drinking water supplies.
- Implementation Guidance for the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (PDF) (100 pp, 3 M)
- Appendices to the Implementation Guidance for the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (PDF) (72 pp, 832 K)
- Quick Reference Guide (PDF) (2 pp, 66 K)
- Powerpoint Presentation - Rule Overview (Powerpoint File) (1 M)
- Filter Backwash Recycling Rule: A Rule Summary for Systems (PDF) (10 pp, 142 K)
Final Filter Backwash Recycling Rule
- Press Release
- Fact Sheet
- Federal Register Notice (June 8, 2001)
- Economic Analysis (previously Regulatory Impact Analysis) for the FBRR (PDF) (162 pp, 1 M)
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