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EPA Water Regulations Will Disproportionally Impact Small Communities



AFBF Staff

photo credit: Alabama Farmers Federation, Used with Permission

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation, which sets maximum contaminant levels at 4 parts per trillion for PFOA and PFOS and 10 parts per trillion for PFNA, PFHxS and HFPO-DA.

“Rural America shares the goal of ensuring the water we use to raise our families and grow our crops is healthy. Unfortunately, EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulation will disproportionally impact small communities, which lack the resources of large metropolitan systems, but will still be on the hook to pay the exorbitant costs of treating their water for PFAS chemicals.

“While we acknowledge the effort EPA has made in providing flexibility and support to small and rural systems, more needs to be done to lessen the burden of this rulemaking. We all want clean drinking water, but there are households that will not be able to afford this.”

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