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Information Collection Rule Could Cost Large N.C. Water Utilities More Than $2 Million

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s new “Information Collection Rule” is likely to mean at least two-million-dollars in monitoring, laboratory and reporting costs and pilot programs for North Carolina’s large water utilities over the next few years. The new rule convened in 1992 to address limits on disinfection by-products, which are suspected in drinking water, and create new requirements for removing microbial contaminants from poor-quality surface waters.