S-803 is the first drinking water treatment products sustainability standard to receive the accreditation
In order to help consumers identify environmentally friendly drinking water filters, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) announced that WQA/ASPE/ANSI S-803 (2014): Sustainable Drinking Water Treatment Systems has been officially accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.
The nearly $12 million in funding will be made available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana agencies, as well as some federal organizations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie. The funding builds upon GLRI’s ongoing efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies and to the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Pelican Water informs consumers of the need to conserve water
Pelican Water supports legislative efforts in California to relieve the state’s chronic drought problem through new water conservation strategies. As part of its mission to create environmentally friendly products, the company is dedicated to curtailing the use of wasteful salt-based water softening systems.
The standard can be purchased through the NGWA online bookstore
The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is now available through the National Ground Water Assn.'s (NGWA) online bookstore.
Comments on the draft will be accepted through Friday, July 25, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a draft report, for public review, on regulations and standards for drinking water quality. Comments on the draft will be accepted through Friday, July 25, 2014.
A new operator will manage compliance with underground storage tank requirements
The U.S. Army is taking steps to improve management of its fuel storage tanks and comply with federal laws designed to protect groundwater at Fort Wainwright Garrison, located near Fairbanks, Alaska, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The specification will help provide more water-efficient irrigation equipment options
Nationally, outdoor water use accounts for about 30% of average household water use. To help increase outdoor water efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced its intent to develop a WaterSense specification for landscape irrigation sprinklers.
The standard will provide minimum criteria to properly design and construct well systems
Following its determination that the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) properly met its standard development process, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved, pending a 15-day appeal period, for NGWA to issue ANSI/NGWA-01-14, a water well construction standard. Throughout the standard development process, ANSI-required core principles to be followed were openness, balance, lack of dominance, and consensus.
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.
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.