WHO Releases Drinking Water Quality Guidelines

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Water Quality Assn.
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Comments on the draft will be accepted through Friday, July 25, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a draft report, for public review, on regulations and standards for drinking water quality. Comments on the draft will be accepted through Friday, July 25, 2014.

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July 17, 2014

Alaska’s Fort Wainwright Reduces Water Contamination Risk

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U.S. EPA
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A new operator will manage compliance with underground storage tank requirements

The U.S. Army is taking steps to improve management of its fuel storage tanks and comply with federal laws designed to protect groundwater at Fort Wainwright Garrison, located near Fairbanks, Alaska, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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July 3, 2014

WaterSense to Develop Irrigation Sprinkler Specification

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U.S. EPA
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The specification will help provide more water-efficient irrigation equipment options

Nationally, outdoor water use accounts for about 30% of average household water use. To help increase outdoor water efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its intent to develop a WaterSense specification for landscape irrigation sprinklers.

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June 12, 2014

ANSI Approves NGWA Water Well Construction Standard

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NGWA
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The standard will provide minimum criteria to properly design and construct well systems

Following its determination that the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) properly met its standard development process, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved, pending a 15-day appeal period, for NGWA to issue ANSI/NGWA-01-14, a water well construction standard. Throughout the standard development process, ANSI-required core principles to be followed were openness, balance, lack of dominance, and consensus.

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May 29, 2014

EPA Seeks to Enhance Transparency in Hydraulic Fracturing

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U.S. EPA
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Public process to help promote transparency and safety of unconventional oil and gas activities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will seek public comment on what information could be reported and disclosed for hydraulic fracturing chemicals and mixtures and the approaches for obtaining this information, including non-regulatory approaches. EPA also is soliciting input on incentives and recognition programs that could support the development and use of safer chemicals in hydraulic fracturing.

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May 26, 2014

ASHRAE Updates Legionellosis Risk Management Standard

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LiquiTech
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New standard for internal water systems for large buildings will help with Legionella prevention

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is looking to “change the face of Legionella prevention” through consensus on a new standard for internal water systems for large buildings.

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May 23, 2014

NSF Intl.’s General Manager to Speak at AWWA ACE14

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NSF Intl.
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Dave Purkiss will discuss new requirements for water treatment chemicals

Dave Purkiss, general manager of NSF Intl.’s Municipal Water Products Div., will highlight new requirements for imported drinking water treatment chemicals at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, in room 257B during the American Water Works Assn.'s (AWWA) ACE14 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. 

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Publication Date: 
May 21, 2014

Champions for Change

It all began for me in the fall of 2012, when D.J. Shannahan, owner of Sharp Water and a Water Quality Assn. (WQA) board member, provided me with his wealth of experience to assist the state of Delaware in revising a restrictive septic law. During a visit in February 2013, Richard Mest, WQA president and president of Master Water Conditioning Corp., immediately offered his years of legislative experience throughout the U.S. and specifically in Washington, D.C., to help in Delaware. 

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Associations work toward revised septic laws in Delaware

About The Author: 

Dean Srygley is executive director of the Eastern Water Quality Assn. Srygley can be reached at ewqa12@verizon.net or 302.730.3019.

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March 21, 2014
Activation Date: 
March 21, 2014
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Breaking New Ground(water)

Many court decisions affecting the well water industry and groundwater resources were considered and decided in 2013. This article will cover some of the most important decisions from the past year.

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Court cases help shape U.S. groundwater policies

About The Author: 

Margaret Martens is executive director of the Water Systems Council. Martens can be reached at mmartens@watersystemscouncil.org or 202.625.4387.

Jesse Richardson is lead land use attorney for the West Virginia University College of Law, and policy and research advisor for the Water Systems Council. Richardson can be reached at jessehokie@gmail.com.

Publication Date: 
March 21, 2014
Activation Date: 
March 21, 2014
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New York Town Completes Drinking Water Treatment Plant

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EPA
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Town of Newburgh, N.Y., provides clean drinking water to area residents under EPA agreement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the town of Newburgh, N.Y., completed the construction of a drinking water treatment plant that will deliver a reliable and clean source of drinking water to local residents under the terms of a 2008 legal agreement between the town and EPA. The agreement was reached after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint on behalf of EPA alleging various violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Publication Date: 
March 20, 2014
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New York Town Completes Drinking Water Treatment Plant