Revised Total Coliform Rule 2016

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The Total Coliform Rule was revised by USEPA to further protect human health. The rule goes into effect on 4/1/2016 for all public water systems in Pennsylvania.

The Suburban Testing Labs team of experts is your resource to help sort through it all.  We can guide you through the regulation changes, sampling siting plan creation and sample collection requirements.

There are two major changes all public water supplies should be aware of:

  1. All systems are required to submit sample siting plans prior to 4/1/16.  Sample siting plan templates and instructions are available on PADEP’s website.
  2. Some public water supplies will experience an increase in monitoring frequency requirements.
  3. Total Coliform detection(s) is no longer a Tier 1 violation.

Contact our team today to learn how Suburban Testing Labs can help you!

Learning Resources

Watch our video “The Revised Total Coliform Rule in 5 Minutes” to learn the basics of the regulation, and how we can help you!

PA-DEP Revised Total Coliform Rule Webpage

USEPA Revised Total Coliform Rule Regulation Webpage

PA-DEP You Tube Video on Sample Siting Plans (Form 1)