Regulations

 H.R. 1321, the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015
Dec 8 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved H.R. 1321, the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015. This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Reps. Fred Upton...
S.611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act
Dec 3 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed S.611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act. This legislation...
U.S. EPA Region 5 Michigan drinking water Safe Water Act
Nov 24 2015
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman announced that the agency will conduct an audit of the Michigan...
Flint Michigan ACLU Natural Resources Defense Council drinking water lead
Nov 16 2015
Residents of Flint, Mich., together with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan and the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced...
Oct 13 2015
It has been more than 20 years since the combination of hydraulic fracturing and direction drilling was introduced in the U.S. to extract natural gas...
Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code sponsors
Sep 28 2015
Eight organizations, including two Founding Sponsors, have stepped up to sponsor the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC), a...
Sep 18 2015
The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions...
EPA pharmaceuticals hazardous waste
Sep 1 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while...
Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code National Swimming Pool Foundation
Aug 13 2015
The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announced that the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has invested as a founding sponsor...
San Jose drought tolerant landscaping lawn Lawn Busters
Aug 11 2015
To address the need for long-term water conservation solutions, the city of San José, Calif., is launching Lawn Busters, a pilot program that will...
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership fish wildlife drought resilience
Jul 15 2015
The National Drought Resilience Partnership (NDRP) will bring stakeholders together at the U.S. Department of the Interior for the White House...
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water
Jul 7 2015
Industry guidance on legionellosis is now available in a new standard from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning...
G. Tracy Mehan III American Water Works Association
Jun 30 2015
American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance announced that G. Tracy Mehan III has been named AWWA’s executive director of government affairs...
May 28 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect  the streams and wetlands...
EPA Clean Water Act Duke Energy coal ash
May 15 2015
Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corp., the largest utility in the U.S., pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the...
National Ground Water Association standard pumping systems well
May 12 2015
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) is seeking volunteers to form a consensus body for developing a proposed groundwater pumping systems standard...
NSF/AWWA/ANSI 416: Sustainability Assessment Standard Water Treatment Chemicals
Apr 16 2015
Global public health organization NSF Intl. and the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) have published the first American National Standard...
Abt Associates Environmental Protection Agency EPA drinking water quality
Apr 7 2015
To help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate contaminants in drinking water, Abt Associates will provide water treatment cost...
California drought governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Apr 2 2015
Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced actions that will...
Apr 1 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2 Rule) sets requirements for public water...