Regulations

ASTM, standard, drinking water, safety, nitrogen, phosphorus
Aug 8 2016
A new ASTM Intl. standard will be implemented to help ensure the safety of drinking water. The new standard will allow for the simultaneous...
fracking, local government, regulations, research
Aug 3 2016
Researchers found that most local governments in Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota and Pennsylvania—states with active fracking—have no regulations...
Texas, water supply, applicants, Clean Water Act, permits
Aug 2 2016
Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Southwestern Div., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Water...
pool, health code, updates, swimming
Jul 27 2016
The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the...
capitol, hill, washington, legislation, water, infrastructure, amendment
Jun 10 2016
Senate Republicans rejected an amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that would have provided $1.9 billion for clean water...
radioactive, radiology, action, plan, EPA, guide, incident, public comment
Jun 9 2016
During a radiological emergency, radioactive material could be released into rivers, lakes and streams used by public water suppliers. The U.S....
WaterSense, EPA, authorization, anniversary, plumbing, efficiency, savings goals
Jun 7 2016
The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition (PILC) marked the 10th anniversary of WaterSense with a call for the program's authorization due to the U....
May 25 2016
With 2016 well underway, there are several water bills and regulations on the table at the state and federal levels. Two topics receiving national...
WaterSense, EPA, certification, flush valve, toilet, high-efficiency, Toto
May 20 2016
Toto, a plumbing manufacturer with $5.1 billion in annual global sales, announced its high-efficiency EcoPower Flush Valves and Commercial...
EPA, violation, Sneider Electric, Rodale Manufacturing, Superfund, cleanup
May 4 2016
The U.S. Justice Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) announced...
Congress, Earth Day, water treatment, water, delegation, Washington D.C.
Apr 26 2016
April 22 marked National Earth Day, bringing awareness to the environmental conditions impacting the nation’s water supply. With water contamination...
Flint, Michigan, lead, water, contaminant, water quality, EPA, regulations
Apr 18 2016
The Michigan governor’s endorsement of a plant to reduce allowable lead in water from 15 ppm to 10 ppm is not strict enough for critics, according to...
Congress, water infrastructure, wastewater infrastructure, WIFIA, AWWA
Apr 8 2016
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) Water Utility Council Chair Aurel Arndt urged members of Congress to expand upon existing federal efforts aimed...
Mar 3 2016
From coast to coast, regional associations serve a variety of purposes for water professionals. Most importantly, they advocate for the water...
Mar 2 2016
The Flint, Mich., water crisis has dominated national news since the beginning of 2016. On Jan. 16, President Barack Obama declared a federal...
waukesha, wisconsin, lake michigan, DEQ
Feb 11 2016
Waukesha, Wis., Mayor Shawn Reilly testified before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in support of Waukesha’s application to borrow...
epa, waterloo, contamination, public meeting
Feb 10 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will host a public meeting next month in Waterloo, Iowa, to discuss the agency’s proposed...
wqa, aspe, sustainable drinking water treatment systems, ansi
Feb 9 2016
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) have announced that a new 2015 version of WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803:...
Oklahoma EPA total coliform drinking water
Dec 29 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the state of Oklahoma’s revised rule for regulating total coliform in drinking water....
Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code
Dec 9 2015
The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) guidance was developed to help state and local health departments prevent drowning, injuries, and the...