EPA Approves Oklahoma Drinking Water Rule

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The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality now has authority to regulate total coliform in the state’s drinking water systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the state of Oklahoma’s revised rule for regulating total coliform in drinking water. With this approval, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has authority to regulate this contaminant in the state’s drinking water systems.

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December 29, 2015
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EPA Finalizes Plan to Protect Drinking Water at Puerto Rico Superfund Site

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The agency has spent $3 million to date

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a plan to use natural processes along with the continued use of a system that EPA had already installed to treat contaminated groundwater at the Corozal Well Superfund Site in Corozal, Puerto Rico.

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October 6, 2015

Groups Petition EPA for Emergency Response to Drinking Water Contamination

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Natural Resources Defense Council
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The groups claim city and state agencies have failed to fix the public health crisis in Flint, Mich.

In response to the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a coalition of local citizens and national groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take emergency action to secure safe, lead-free water for the city’s children and families.

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October 2, 2015

Water Research Foundation Awards Contracts to American Water

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American Water
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The project titled “Research Plan for Management of Emerging Pathogens in Distribution Systems and Premise Plumbing” will examine the occurrence and control of microbes that grow in distribution systems and in the plumbing systems of buildings

American Water received two new research contracts from the Water Research Foundation (WRF). Both projects aim to help develop multi-year research agendas that will guide future WRF programs.

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July 22, 2015

Water Purifiers

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These water purifiers are housed in stylish grey ergonomic bodies. With their compact, rounded shapes, the purifiers are designed to be installed under a kitchen sink and allow easy filter changes and maintenance access. The small Cleone is a classic RO unit. The mid-sized Spirit has a contemporary style and delivers 43.2 gph of direct-flow water. The larger Bluewater Pro delivers 81.3 gph to professional users or those who want a whole-house water purification system.  

WCSA Achieves Drinking Water Compliance

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Washington County Service Authority
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The drinking water meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements for quality, reporting and monitoring

The Washington County Service Authority (WCSA) in Abingdon, Va., recently published its annual Drinking Water Quality Report (also known as a Consumer Confidence Report) for 2014, which revealed that drinking water provided by the authority meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements for quality, reporting and monitoring.

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June 12, 2015

Montana District Wins Tap Water Taste Test

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American Water Works Assn.
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Water provider secures top honor at AWWA ACE15

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that the Big Sky County Water & Sewer District in Big Sky, Mont., has won the 11th annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test. The event, composed of regional winners from water tasting competitions across North America, was held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE15) in Anaheim, Calif.

The Big Sky County Water & Sewer District is a special purpose unit of government organized to regulate and operate the public water and sewer systems of Big Sky. Its source water is untreated groundwater.

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June 11, 2015

Emergency Water

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Blue Can manufactures pure water in sustainable aluminum packaging. The water has a 50-year shelf life and is targeted for the emergency and disaster preparation market, which commonly uses plastic bottles, packets or storage barrels, which have shorter shelf lives. The company uses a filtration and sterilization process, and when water is placed in the aluminum cans under pressure, it stays pure and fresh for decades.

AWWA, Water Community Encourage Protecting Water Infrastructure

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American Water Works Assn.
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Consumers are encouraged to evaluate their water use as Drinking Water Week concludes

As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) joined water professionals across North America in urging consumers to evaluate how they currently value, use and access water and how to protect it into the future. 

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May 8, 2015

Water Community Kicks Off Drinking Water Week

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American Water Works Assn.
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National Drinking Water Week is May 3 to 9, 2015

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community kicked off Drinking Water Week across North America May 3 by asking the question “What do you know about H2O?”

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May 4, 2015
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