In an attempt to reduce the risk of disease from water-borne diseases, the Trump administration recently announced a new regulation to restrict the use of water purifiers that produce up to 100 percent pure water.
If you have a water purifying device and it’s not activated, it will stop purifying water at the point of use.
But if you’re an employee who has an Ultra-Flow water purification device, the regulation is a new one for companies that use the devices to clean their facilities and are currently exempt from the regulations.
But according to a report from Reuters, there are companies that are using the devices in the wrong way and they are being punished under the new rule.
A report from NPR’s Carrie Johnson, who spoke with industry experts, said the new regulations would limit the use by companies of water-purifying devices that are not fully activated.
But they’re not going to do that.
NPR’s Lori Robertson says that while companies can’t use the new regulation on the devices, they could still face fines.
If they are found to be violating the new rules, they would be subject to a $10,000 fine or up to six months in jail.
NPR also said that if the companies aren’t properly certifying the water- purifying devices, then they could be subject for a $5,000 civil penalty or $5 million in fines.
In a statement to NPR, the Environmental Protection Agency said the agency is taking a hard look at how to best regulate the water purifies.
“In light of recent actions taken by the Trump Administration, we are issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to determine how to ensure compliance with the regulations and regulations that currently exist for the water supply,” the agency said in a statement.
The EPA is asking for comments on the proposed rule, which will be published online on Monday.
NPR is also reporting that the EPA is proposing to fine companies $10 for not properly certify the water devices.
NPR and Reuters are not the only outlets reporting on the rules.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump EPA is looking into new rules for the purifiers.
NPR reached out to the EPA, but did not receive a response.
In other cases, the regulations are aimed at reducing the risk for waterborne illnesses like Legionnaires’ disease, which is caused by the bacteria Legionella, but it’s unclear if those are the only sources of contamination for people who work in water-treatment plants.