The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new dissolved oxygen water quality standards for the portion of the Delaware River in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Water Department will formally comment on the proposed regulations, which will potentially increase the cost of drinking water and other water services for Philadelphia residents.

As public discussions about the costs and benefits of the new federal regulations are taking place, we have created a short statement summarizing some of the Water Department’s concerns.

Read the PWD Statement on the Proposed EPA Regulations