Primary Standards Monitored
Primary Standards Monitored
At Sergio Cuevas WTP in September 2019
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was established to protect the quality of drinking water in the U.S.A., including Puerto Rico. This law focuses on all waters actually or potentially designed for drinking use, whether from above ground or underground sources.
Pursuant to this Act, EPA establishes standards and sets regulatory limits to protect tap water, requiring all owners or operators of public water systems to comply with primary (health-related) standards and treatment techniques.
Primary standards and treatment techniques protect public health by limiting the levels of contaminants in drinking water. As specifically required by federal regulations, PRASA laboratories and private laboratories that analyze drinking water samples must be certified by EPA or the state. They must use approved methods by EPA and pass periodic on-site audits. Laboratories used by PRASA, including private laboratories, are currently in good standing with EPA and the PR Health Department.
Following a list of the primary standards monitored, monitoring requirements, frequency and entity responsible for its analysis.
|PRIMARY STANDARD||MONITORING REQUIREMENT||ANALYSIS|
|Microorganisms||The total number and location of samples is based on the population served and system-specific sampling plan||PRASA or private lab|
|Disinfectants||Continuous (Daily samples at distribution system entry point)||PRASA|
|Disinfection Byproducts||Continuous (Daily samples at distribution system entry point)||PRASA or private lab|
|Inorganic Chemicals (including lead and cooper)||Continuous (Daily samples at distribution system entry point)||PRASA or private lab|
|Organic Chemicals (Synthetic and Volatile)||Continuous (Daily samples at distribution system entry point)||PRASA or private lab|
|Radionuclides||Continuous (Daily samples at distribution system entry point)||PRASA or private lab|
Primary standards monitored at Sergio Cuevas WTP in September 2019, as well as summarized results:
|PRIMARY STANDARD||AMOUNT OF ANALYSIS||RESULT OF ANALYSIS|
|Microorganisms||138||100 % compliance|
|Disinfectants||465||100 % compliance|
|Inorganic chemicals (including lead and cooper)||30||100 % compliance|
Attached is a list of the specific locations and results of the primary standards monitored at WTP Sergio Cuevas in September 2019:
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- Informes sobre calidad del agua
- Reglamento sobre los Servicios de Agua y Alcantarillado (descárguelo)
- Rules and Regulations for the Supply of Water and Sewer Service (download)
- Primary Standards Monitored