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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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
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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.

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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