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Glossary

ug/L - microgram per liter

AOC - assimilable organic carbon

AWWA - American Water Works Association

CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DBP - disinfection byproducts

D/DBPR - Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

FDA - Food and Drug Administration

GAC - granular activated carbon

HAAs - haloacetic acids

HPC - heterotrophic plate count

ICR - Information Collection Rule

IRIS - Integrated Risk Information System

LCR - Lead and Copper Rule

MCL - maximum contaminant level

mg/L - milligrams per liter

MIC - microbial influenced corrosion

MRDL - maximum residual disinfectant level

MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet

MWDSC - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

NDMN - nitrosodimethylamine

ng/L - nanograms per liter

NOM - natural organic matter

NSF - National Science Foundation International

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

POUD - point-of-use devices

PVC - polyvinyl chloride

RO - reverse osmosis

SDWA - Safe Drinking Water Act

SWTR - Surface Water Treatment Rule

TCR - Total Coliform Rule

THMs - trihalomethanes

TMUA - Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority

TOC - total organic carbon

TOX - Total Organic Halides

USEPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

UV - ultraviolet

WHO - World Health Organization

WIC - Women, Infants & Children

WQD - Water Quality Division