Alternative Disinfectants: Choices for the Future #108. Water utilities of all sizes soon will be faced with compliance challenges by the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Disinfection/Disinfectant By-Products Rule and the Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. For many utilities, this may mean using alternatives to chlorine. Is your utility prepared to deal with this important change?

You can find some answers in AWWA’s 3½-hour video of its March 2001 teleconference Alternative Disinfectants: Choices for the Future. Experts in the field provide detailed information on alternative disinfectants and oxidants that will help you determine what’s right for your utility.

· Use, availability, properties, advantages and disadvantages, application techniques, equipment considerations, and effect on DBPs of chlorine compounds, chloramines, chlorine dioxide, ultraviolet, ozone, and potassium permanganate

· The impact of new regulations on the use of chlorine

· Case studies on alternative disinfectants and oxidants in water treatment

· Costs of using alternative disinfection processes

3½ hours renewal training credit. Produced by AWWA.