§ 141.65. Maximum residual disinfectant levels.

Code of Federal Regulations

Title 40. Protection of Environment

Chapter I. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Subchapter D. WATER PROGRAMS

Part 141. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS

Subpart G. NATIONAL PRIMARY DRINKING WATER REGULATIONS: MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS AND MAXIMUM RESIDUAL DISINFECTANT LEVELS

Current through July 3, 2019

§ 141.65. Maximum residual disinfectant levels

(a) Maximum residual disinfectant levels (MRDLs) are as follows:

Disinfectant residual MRDL (mg/L)
Chlorine 4.0 (as Cl2).
Chloramines 4.0 (as Cl2).
Chlorine dioxide 0.8 (as ClO2).

(b) Compliance dates -
(1) CWSs and NTNCWSs. Subpart H systems serving 10,000 or more persons must comply with this section beginning January 1, 2002. Subpart H systems serving fewer than 10,000 persons and systems using only ground water not under the direct influence of surface water must comply with this subpart beginning January 1, 2004.
(2) Transient NCWSs. Subpart H systems serving 10,000 or more persons and using chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant or oxidant must comply with the chlorine dioxide MRDL beginning January 1, 2002. Subpart H systems serving fewer than 10,000 persons and using chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant or oxidant and systems using only ground water not under the direct influence of surface water and using chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant or oxidant must comply with the chlorine dioxide MRDL beginning January 1, 2004.
(c) The Administrator, pursuant to Section 1412 of the Act, hereby identifies the following as the best technology, treatment techniques, or other means available for achieving compliance with the maximum residual disinfectant levels identified in paragraph (a) of this section: control of treatment processes to reduce disinfectant demand and control of disinfection treatment processes to reduce disinfectant levels.

Cite as 40 C.F.R. § 141.65

History. 63 FR 69465, Dec. 16, 1998, as amended at 66 FR 3776, Jan. 16, 2001