Water and wastewater utility operators work diligently to operate within strict guidelines, ensuring their facilities are producing the best drinking water and highest quality effluent possible. Despite all their efforts, however, it can be easy to fall outside of regulatory compliance without even being aware.
Noncompliance can lead to negative press and fines and can be bad for consumers and the environment. Typically, this happens when tainted drinking water hits the tap at homes or excessive pollutants are released into a waterway.
One of the keys to avoiding problems like these is to understand how silent noncompliance can happen and what tools are available for mitigation.