Tuesday, January 28, 2020

EPA joins state and local authorities in addressing drinking water violations in Tarrytown, NY

Following a recent inspection, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a legal order requiring the Village of Tarrytown, New York, to comply with consumer notice and public education measures in the Safe Drinking Water Act’s Lead and Copper Rule.

The EPA stated that Tarrytown has not complied with the Lead and Copper rule through violations such as establishing tap sampling locations before properly evaluating the water distribution system and not properly identifying tap monitoring locations. The EPA, the New York State Department of Health and the Westchester County Department of Health will address violations in Tarrytown related to sampling protocols, reporting of sampling results and approval of the village’s corrosion control treatment.

The EPA’s legal order requires the village to send homeowners the results of lead and copper sampling from their taps within 15 days of receiving the order, as well as to submit public education materials for approval, also within 15 days, and deliver the materials on its website within 30 days.

“Providing clean drinking water is one of the most important functions of government,” Judith A. Enck, EPA Regional Administrator, said. “It is essential that the Village of Tarrytown fully comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act so the health of residents is protected.”


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