Sampling and reporting requirements under the EPA Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2 rule) and the EPA Stage 2 Disinfectant and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 2 DBP rule) will apply to all water utilities by 2013. The Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule requires municipal water operators to maintain a disinfectant residual at every individual point in the water storage and distribution system. Stage 2 compliance rules strictly limit the amount of disinfectants operators may use as well as the levels of DBPs allowed in the system. Simultaneous compliance with these new rules will be a significant challenge for many municipal water systems and their operators. Furthermore, new sampling rules, which will no longer allow systems to mask localized problems by averaging data from multiple points. Systems must comply at each individual sampling point. For this reason alone, many systems in compliance under Stage 1 DBP rules will not be compliant under Stage 2 DBP rules. For more information on the new regulations visit the EPA website. Stabilizing water quality in the storage and distribution system is a practical and cost-effective approach to resolving this dilemma. Blue Earth Labs Stage 2 Compliance Program is directed at cleaning the storage and distribution system and keeping it clean. Removing organic and inorganic deposits from tanks, basins and distribution pipes stabilizes free chlorine and chloramine residuals and removes the biological substrates that contribute to the formation of disinfection by-products. To help your system achieve simultaneous compliance, Blue Earth Labs will develop a customized solution to clean the water treatment facility, existing infrastructure, and entire distribution system, including pipes, valves and meters. Our Stage 2 DBPR Compliance program is a multi-year service agreement based on your water usage. Blue Earth Labs and the customer develop a schedule for implementing the necessary procedures and agree on the conditions of the program, including water-quality benchmarks. Blue Earth Labs provides all of the necessary chemicals and services required to clean your municipal water distribution system. Contact us today to help you achieve Stage 2 DBPR compliance.