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State of Alabama Drinking Water Update October 2005 Dennis Harrison Ground Section Chief.

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1 State of Alabama Drinking Water Update October 2005 Dennis Harrison Ground Section Chief

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10 MCLMonitoring 71% 84% 97% 94% 91% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Bacteriological Compliance Rates for FY2004 Community Non-Transient Non-Community Transient Non-Community

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12 MCLMonitoring 100% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Turbidity Compliance Rates for FY2004 Community Non-Transient Non- Community Transient Non- Community

13 2004 OPERATION AND CONSTRUCTION PERMIT ACTIVITY SUMMARY Community Transient Non- Community Non Transient Non- Community Total Water System Permit Renewals New Water Systems Activated 0213 Water Systems Inactivated Water System Construction Permits

14 PERMITTED PROJECT SUMMARY 2004 Permitted for ConstructionPlaced into Service Miles of Water Main Customer Services5,1322,151 Fire Hydrants Wells and Capacity 3,355 New Water Treatment Plants (MGD) 2.5 Additions to WT Plants00 Tanks and Capacity 17,452,755 Final Project Cost$52,195,234.99

15 CCRs SUBMITTED TO ADEM Population RangeNo. of CCRs Submitted No. of Community Water Systems % of CCR Submittals , > 10,

16 ENFORCEMENT ACTION SUMMARY FY2004 Violation Letters201 Compliance Meetings0 Violation Follow-ups7 Notices of Violation33 Show Cause Hearings0 Consent Orders3 Administrative Orders3 Court Cases0

17 Federal Rule Changes DBP Long Term 2 Groundwater Radon Lead/Copper

18 STAGE 2/LT2 STAGE 2: DBP Monitoring for ALL Systems; Lower MCLs LT 2: Systems > 10,000 to Monitor for CRYPTO; Systems < 10,000-E. COLI Fed Rule Effective by early 2006 EPA Region 4 will have Primacy ADEM will work w/Systems & R4 ADEM should have Primacy by early/mid 2007

19 PREPARATIONS Comprehensive Performance Evaluations (Turbidity and DBP) Distribution System Comprehensive Performance Evaluations –Working with EPA TSC Montgomery Water Works Northport Water Works Surface Water Meeting –October 24-25, 2005 –Registration End October 17 th –Approx. 300 Slots (includes 75 dedicated to consecutive systems)

20 BIRMINGHAM COMBINED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR STAGE 2 DBP IDSE

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22 Colbert Franklin Marion Lawrence Lauderdale LimestoneMadison Jackson Blount Jefferson St. Clair Etowah Marshall DeKalb Calhoun Cleburne Shelby Bibb Hale Greene Marengo Perry Chilton Autauga Montgomery Elmore Coosa Talladega ClayRandolph TallapoosaChambers Lee Bullock Russell Dallas Washington Mobile Baldwin Clarke Monroe Covington Crenshaw Houston Hale Perry Chilton CoosaBibb Lamar RADON-Counties w/Sources > 300 pCi/l

23 GROUNDWATER & L/C GROUNDWATER:  Disinfection of groundwater supplies  Postponed until 2006 L/C:  Changes to existing Rule  Harder to delete sites/samples  Effective in 2006

24 Future Drinking Water Issues

25 Failing infrastructure Complexity of new rules Conflicting rule requirements Capacity development Reducing revenues for compliance assistance Water use concerns

26 AGING INFRASTRUCTURE Experts estimate $250 billion to fix problems over next 30 years. Deterioration causes main breaks, taste, odor, appearance complaints. Leaks cause financial impacts. Service disruptions. Reduced hydraulic capacity, increased disinfection demands.

27 CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT Managerial Technical Financial

28 ADEM DW REG UPDATES DW REGS: “DIVISION 7” AFFECTS MOST CHAPTERS IN DIV. 7 ON ADEM WEB SITE EFFECTIVE BY END OF 2005 UPDATING AGAIN IN 2006 OPERATOR CERTIFICATION REGS: DIV. 10

29 REGULATIONS ADEM Division 7 Changes –Complete Repeal and Adoption Chapter 6 (Surface Water Treatment) –Minor Changes to 7 of 14 Chapters –New Chapter for Source Water Assessment –Complete recap of changes at Surface Water Meeting Changes to address Stage 1 DBP Rule with all water systems Changes to address Alternative Treatment Techniques for Surface Water for Stage 2 DBP Rule

30 REGULATIONS (Cont.) Public Comment Period is complete Commission Adoption at November 4, 2005 meeting Effective Date Mid December Applicable to all new Surface Water Treatment plants constructed or modified after December 31, 2005

31 For More Information

32 Visit the ADEM website at: Drinking Water Branch:


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