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.
New reports of contaminant point to need for "final barrier" protection
With news reports about possible spikes in nitrate levels in drinking water, residents can ensure protection with final barrier systems in the home, according to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA).
According to reports, Burkburnett public works in Texas is investigating a possible spike in nitrate levels in the city’s drinking water.
According to WQA, nitrates point to need for final barrier protection
With reports of nitrates from fertilizer finding their way into water supplies, residents can ensure protection with final barrier systems in the home, according to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA).
“With tested and certified equipment in the home, residents can assure themselves that they are protecting their families,” said Dave Haataja, executive director of WQA.
Wellhead Protection Program recognized for protecting groundwater sources from contamination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored two Lancaster County, Pa., communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the agency’s 2012 regional Source Water Protection Award to the Warwick Township Municipal Authority and the Borough of Lititz at a ceremony at the Warwick Municipal Office.
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