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

NSF Intl. Appoints John D. Graham to Board of Directors

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NSF International
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John D. Graham is dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

NSF Intl. appointed John D. Graham, Ph.D., dean of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, to its board of directors.

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March 11, 2014

WHO Unveils Household Water Treatment Product Testing Program

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Water Quality Assn.
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The program will aid populations with limited capacity to subject manufacturers to product testing

The World Health Organization (WHO) will soon begin validating household water treatment products for use around the globe. WHO unveiled its International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies. The program is intended to aid populations in developing countries with limited capacity to subject manufacturers to rigorous, independent evaluations of product performance.

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March 5, 2014

NSF Intl. Drinking Water Expert to Speak at WQA Aquatech USA

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NSF Intl.
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Rick Andrew will discuss the new draft standard on emerging compounds/incidental contaminants

Rick Andrew, director of the NSF Intl. Drinking Water Business Development Div., will discuss a new draft standard on emerging compounds/incidental contaminants at the WQA Aquatech USA tradeshow in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m.

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March 18, 2014

NSF Launches StaySafer Program

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NSF Intl.
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StaySafer program will help the hospitality industry prevent food and water contamination

NSF Intl. launched a new program that helps hotels, resorts and other hospitality settings prevent food and water contamination. The StaySafer program provides the hospitality industry with a credible means to demonstrate the safety of its food and water to travelers, agencies and hotel rating websites.

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February 25, 2014

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. 

California Product Registration

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Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014

About The Author: 

Amy Reichel is Gold Seal sales and marketing associate and tradeshow specialist for the Water Quality Assn. Reichel can be reached at areichel@wqa.org or 630.505.0287.

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Cleanup Settlement Protects Drinking Water in Calif.

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EPA
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EPA oversees removal of contaminants from soil and groundwater at Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an $11 million settlement for contamination at the Rockets, Fireworks and Flares Superfund site in Rialto, Calif. The site was formerly known as the B.F. Goodrich Superfund site, but EPA changed the name as part of a prior agreement with a major settling party.

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February 5, 2014

EPA Reaches Settlement to Clean California Groundwater

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EPA
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CTS Printex Inc. and ADN Corp. will treat contaminated groundwater in Mountain View, Calif.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement with CTS Printex Inc. and ADN Corp. to complete the remaining groundwater contamination cleanup at the CTS Printex Inc. Superfund site in Mountain View, Calif.

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February 3, 2014

EPA Settlement Protects Soil, Groundwater in Virginia

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U.S. EPA
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EPA settled violations of underground storage tank regulations at three Virginia military bases

In separate agreements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have settled alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at three Virginia military bases: Fort Pickett, in Blackstone; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, near Newport News; and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, in Norfolk.

Publication Date: 
January 29, 2014