Regulatory Info

Announcement  – Posted 1/30/2013

40 CFR 136 Method Update Rule (MUR) Implementation

Red Flag Rule

Short for “Identity Theft Red Flags” and Address Discrepancies Under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003. The rule requires any entity where there is a risk of identity theft to develop and implement an identity theft program. The program must include reasonable policies and procedures for detecting, preventing, and mitigating identity theft.

On December 18, 2010 President Obama signed into law an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (Public Law 111-319) .  It appears to clearly indicate that water utilities will be exempt from the red flag rule requirements unless they do all of the following

1.       Obtain and uses credit reports

2.       Reports to credit reporting agencies

3.       Provides credit

HOWEVER, we believe that the bill has a special exemption included that will specifically exempt all water and wastewater utilities.  We will be having a meeting with the FTC attorneys in the next few weeks to ensure that their interpretation is the same.

You can read the law at


Waterworks Works Regulations

Chapter 590 Waterworks Regulations

Chapter 590 Waterworks Regulations List of Topics and Section Numbers


Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage Professionals

Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage Professionals


Cross-Connection Control Regulations

Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention in Waterworks

Community Waterworks Ordinace Program

Non-Transient Non-Community Waterworks Program

Privately Owned Residential Community Waterworks Program

Transient Non-Community Waterworks Program


Sample Cross-Connection Control Plans

Appendix 1: Suggested Outline of Contents of a Cross-Connection Control Program