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Aircraft Drinking Water Rule

Aircraft Drinking Water (ADW)

Image of airplane in airEPA is responsible for safe drinking water, both from your tap and on airplanes. In 2009, EPA published the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to airline passengers and crew. The ADWR provides additional protection to the public from disease-causing organisms (e.g., pathogens) sometimes found in onboard drinking water by establishing barriers of protection targeted to the air carrier industry.

Prior to publication of the ADWR, EPA placed 45 air carriers under Administrative Orders on Consent (AOCs). Air carriers will remain subject to existing national primary drinking water regulations (NPDWRs) or to existing Administrative Orders on Consent (AOC), where applicable, until the compliance dates specified in the rule are reached.

new Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) Regulatory Training February 15 & 16, 2011

This free training will provide detailed information on the ADWR requirements and will enable air carriers to obtain a good working knowledge of the new regulation. Air carriers are required to comply with parts of the ADWR by April 19, 2011, and to comply fully by October 19, 2011.

Past Training

Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) Regulatory Training November 9 & 10, 2010

Passengers with compromised immune systems or others concerned may want to request canned or bottled beverages and avoid drinking coffee, tea, and other drinks prepared with tap water.

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