Potable Water Crisis

In October the EPA announced the finalized Administrative Order On Consent and Request For Information (agreements) with US airlines concerning the onboard drinking water.


The new EPA requirements, although straining already stretched airlines, are simply a spotlight on an existing problem with the handling of potable water. Yuhasz adds that medical advancements have no doubt increased life spans and decreased infant deaths, but microbiologists and scientists believe it is the sanitizing and disinfecting of the water supply that has really affected our mortality. That is why revising the operation and maintenance procedures on water systems are necessary to maintain the most basic human need — water.

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