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Unit Seven Assignment
John Mathis
Kaplan University
Professor Scripps

April 16, 2013

Unit Seven Assignment
John Mathis – Paralegal
April 16, 2013
Mike Jones
Town Manager
Dear Mr. Jones,
Regarding your town’s concern that the drinking water may contain too high of lead levels, please be advised that the federal law designed to make sure drinking water is safe is the Safe Drinking Water Act (1974) which enabled the Environmental Protection Agency to establish drinking water standards. The National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) for Lead and Copper, 40 CFR §141 and 40 CFR §142 which regulates lead in drinking water. The main parts of this regulation are Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) as well as Maximum Contaminant Level Goals (MCLGs). A PDF file of the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) for Lead and Copper, 40 CFR §141 and 40 CFR §142 may been downloaded or viewed at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-02-13/pdf/2012-31205.pdf Today, the majority of the nation’s water systems comply with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWR) for Lead and Copper. The majority of systems that do not are small town systems in rural areas. The regulations are enforceable standards for public water systems. According to the E.P.A. public water systems “provide water for human consumption through pipes or other constructed conveyances to at least 15 service connections or serves an average of at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year.” Therefore, NPDWR applies to your towns water system serving a population of approximately 20,000. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours truly,

John Mathis – Paralegal
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