Lawsuit Filed in Connection With Elk River Spill

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Morgan & Morgan P.A.
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Lawsuit filed on behalf of West Virginia individuals and businesses affected by the chemical spill

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the wake of the recent Elk River chemical spill. Filed together with the Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group and the Law Office of Jana Eisinger PLLC, the class action suit was brought on behalf of businesses and individuals suffering the effects of one of the most wide-ranging manmade environmental disasters in recent memory, court documents say.

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January 20, 2014
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California Releases Product Registration Information

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Water Quality Assn.
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Documents are available for download from the WQA website

Following the passage of California's Assembly Bill 119, which allows for the third-party certification of water treatment products in the state of California, the water industry has been awaiting details on the implementation of the new law.

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January 14, 2014

CA-NV AWWA Offers Free Chromium-6 Workshops

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CA-NV AWWA
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Workshops will educate water system managers, engineers and operators about upcoming regulations

In anticipation of California’s pending drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium (chromium-6), the CA-NV Section of the American Water Works Assn. (CA-NV AWWA), Hazen and Sawyer and the city of Glendale, Calif., are partnering to offer a free webinar and in-person seminars on the treatment technologies for chromium-6 removal. For nearly a decade, the city of Glendale has been managing a major research effort on identifying technologies for removal of chromium-6 from drinking water.

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January 7, 2014

U.S. Senate Passes Hydrant Bill

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American Water Works Assn.
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HR3588 will exempt fire hydrants from compliance with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act

The U.S. Senate passed HR3588, the Community Fire Safety Act, on unanimous consent. The bill passed earlier in December in the U.S. House on a vote of 384-0. Once signed into law by President Obama, HR3588 would exempt fire hydrants from compliance with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.

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December 18, 2013

Education for Legislation

Legislation and regulations have a large impact on the water quality industry — but the industry also has the power to impact the legislation that affects it. Water Quality Products Managing Editor Kate Cline recently spoke with Bill Dodd, California State Assembly candidate and member of the water industry, about the importance of educating legislators.

Kate Cline: What are the top legislative/regulatory issues currently facing the water quality industry in California? 

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An update on regulatory issues in California

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Bill Dodd is Napa County (Calif.) supervisor, a candidate for the California State Assembly and a former president of the Water Quality Assn. and Pacific Water Quality Assn. Dodd can be reached at bill@billdodd.com or 707.287.7249.

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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November 12, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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Filtration for Jobsite Dewatering

A well-thought-out dewatering plan is important to the success of any jobsite. Dewatering pumps often are necessary to remove groundwater and rainwater in order to perform work safely, but it is crucial to abide by the applicable laws and regulations and consider how selected dewatering methods will affect the environment. Each site has its own dewatering challenges, and it is important to consider all options, especially regarding discharge of water on a jobsite.

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Filtration methods for meeting Clean Water Act regulations

About The Author: 

Lindsey Thorp is marketing manager for Thompson Pump. Thorp can be reached at lthorp@thompsonpump.com or 386.767.7310.

Publication Date: 
November 12, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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Fight for Your Right to Water

It’s been well established that drought, water scarcity and sustainability are the most important issues facing the water industry. In the coming decades, these factors will not just shape the way we use and value water, they also will drive technological innovation and the laws and regulations surrounding water.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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November 11, 2013
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November 11, 2013
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AWWA Releases Cost Analysis of Perchlorate Regulation

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA’s cost-impact assessment updates a 2009 review of cost

 

 

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) released a new cost-impact assessment for an anticipated perchlorate regulation that is currently pending at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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October 29, 2013

California Contractors State License Board Reviews C-55

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PQWA
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CSLB confirms that all water conditioning contractors must be licensed

The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) completed its five-year exam review of the C-55 water conditioning license, and the trade exam has been updated. 

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October 21, 2013

Drinking Water Downpour

When most people think of rainwater harvesting, they picture a 55-gal tank that collects rainwater from the roof to water plants — but this term also extends to natural collection systems like dams. Rainwater harvesting is nothing new; it has been around for centuries, dating back to ancient Egyptians who used earthen dams to control runoff. Another example is the rice terraces of the Philippines, which are still in existence today. More sophisticated rainwater systems have been uncovered by archaeologists in Crete, Istanbul and throughout the Mediterranean region.

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Regulation & contamination factors for potable rainwater reuse applications

About The Author: 

Marianne Metzger is GPG business manager for National Testing Laboratories Ltd. Metzger can be reached at mmetzger@ntllabs.com or 800.458.3330.

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October 16, 2013
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October 16, 2013
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