Water purifiers are a big part of America’s drinking water supply, with consumers paying an average of $3.14 per gallon to the manufacturer.
While many companies produce them, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) water purifier rules require water purifiers to meet certain water quality standards.
But the Trump Administration is set to rescind that requirement, according to the New York Times.
In a new memo sent to the EPA, President Donald Trump has written that the EPA is planning to “refocus its efforts on ensuring water quality in homes and businesses.”
The Trump administration also wants the EPA to allow manufacturers to sell their products in their homes, while leaving out the EPA requirements for testing the water.
The Trump team is proposing that water purification systems like Aquafina and PureAir are allowed to remain on the market.
But according to a New York City Council report, the EPA will not permit the companies to sell water purifying systems to residents unless they provide assurances that the systems are safe.
“These manufacturers should be able to market these products without the threat of a public health and safety crisis,” said Scott Anderson, director of the Center for Sustainable Water and the Water Justice Project.
“These companies are not required to meet their own requirements, but if they do, they should have to meet those requirements.
That would protect our water, the environment, and consumers from the threats posed by these products.”
Water purification is a major part of a water system that has been the focus of recent government efforts to clean up toxic chemicals and other pollutants in the United States.
The Obama administration also allowed for testing of water purifications and the sale of water filters.
But those efforts, along with the Trump team’s new guidance, are unlikely to have a significant impact on water purifers.
In addition to the purifier rule, the Trump EPA also wants to eliminate the requirement that water filters and water purifyers have a safety rating from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The Trump White House also wants water purifi cators to be able for up to 30 days without having to check their systems every day.
The EPA has not yet responded to The Daily Dot’s request for comment.