NRDC, ACLU File Federal Lawsuit to Secure Access to Safe Drinking Water in Flint

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Groups file federal lawsuit to secure safe drinking water in Flint, Mich.

A coalition of local citizens and national groups filed suit seeking federal court intervention to secure access to safe drinking water for the people of Flint, Mich.

Alleging violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Concerned Pastors for Social Action and Flint resident Melissa Mays.  

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January 27, 2016

Residents of Flint, Mich., to Sue City, State Over Lead in Drinking Water

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Natural Resources Defense Council
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Groups begin legal process to stop ongoing violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act

Residents of Flint, Mich., together with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan and the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced their intention to sue state and city officials for ongoing violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act amid the city’s current lead contamination.

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November 16, 2015
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Residents of Flint, Mich., to Sue City, State Over Lead in Drinking Water

Michigan Governor Recommends Flint Reconnect to Detroit Water

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American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan
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The governor's recommendation is due to the city's current lead contamination

In the wake of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s recommendation that the city of Flint reconnect to the Detroit water system to stem its lead-contamination woes, leaders from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan and the Natural Resources Defense Council urged federal, state, and local governments to take additional steps to not only solve the current problem in Flint but to prevent future crises.

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October 9, 2015

AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

The Lowdown on Lead

In 2011, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) reported in Water Quality Products on the history of lead in drinking water and the difficulties of testing for it. 

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The challenges of creating a lead removal certification protocol

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May 9, 2014
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May 9, 2014
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EF-1500 and EF-6000 commercial-grade drinking water systems can be connected directly to any existing faucet anywhere in the home. The systems filter down to 0.5 µ and remove many substances commonly found in tap water, including lead and chlorine. They are rated at 1,500- and 6,000-gal capacities, respectively, and are available in select U.S. markets only. 

New Year, New Laws

Whether you slept through the ball drop at midnight or yelled “Happy New Year!” with your friends and family, 2014 is well underway. With the new year came some new laws that everyone in the drinking water treatment industry we should be aware of. 

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Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Countdown to Lead-Free

The Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, which passed in 2011, will go into full effect on Jan. 4, 2014. It may come as a surprise that the plumbing industry, through Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), was a primary proponent of getting this law passed, in the spirit of harmonizing regulations across the U.S.

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Organizations work together to prepare the industry for the low-lead deadline

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October 16, 2013
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October 16, 2013
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Demand for Lead-Free Products Drives Increased Employment

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Lee Brass
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Lee Brass increases workforce to meet demands of new federal water safety regulations

The workforce at Lee Brass is being increased up to 30% as a result of the increased demand for its lead-free Lee Free product line. The new federal water safety regulations, which go into effect in January 2014, are driving demand for lead-free water delivery system components. In order to meet that demand, Lee Brass is proactively increasing its workforce.

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May 6, 2013

Water Commission Issues Notice About Lead Levels

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Passaic Valley Water Commission
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Tap water monitoring results from samples taken in New Jersey cities showed high lead levels

After finding elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some Paterson, N.J., homes and buildings, the Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has issued a warning notice to area residents.

The agency said tap water monitoring results from samples taken during September and October showed high lead levels in Paterson, Clifton, Passaic and Prospect Park.

Here are the steps the commission is suggesting residents take:

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December 26, 2012
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