Meeting small system needs will be challenging, GAO reports

Crow, Patrick
March 1999
WaterWorld;Mar99, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p6
Trade Publication
Focuses on the United States General Accounting Office's assessment of states' compliance with implementation of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act. Initiatives by states in setting up their drinking water revolving funds; Role of the US Environmental Protection Agency in completing contaminant standards at the time of reauthorization; Budget plan for key water programs.


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