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.
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.
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.
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
Regulatory changes affecting the water industry in 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.