AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

American Water Works Assn.

AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014

Chasing Gallons

Nationwide, the U.S. loses 1.7 trillion gal of water each year, which the U.S. Geological Survey estimates is equivalent to 16% of treated water never reaching the tap. This is the direct result of the aging and rapidly deteriorating system of pipe and plants that comprise U.S. water infrastructure.


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Barbara C. Higgens is CEO/executive director of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Higgens can be reached at or 847.481.5500.

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May 6, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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