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Michigan communities challenge state lead in drinking water rules
Michigan communities challenge state lead in drinking water rules
Dec 13 2018
On Dec. 12, a Detroit, Mich., coalition filed suit against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) over the state’s rules on lead in…
Flint lead service line replacement is ahead of schedule
Flint lead service line replacement is ahead of schedule
Dec 6 2018
On Dec. 4, Flint, Mich., officials announced that the city is a year ahead of schedule in a court-mandated order to replace lead service lines. The…
Dec 3 2018
Point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) water treatment and filtration products can be uniquely suited to remediate drinking water contaminants.…
Nestle Waters provides bottled water to Flint, Mich.
Nestle Waters provides bottled water to Flint, Mich.
Dec 3 2018
Nestle Waters has extended their commitment to provide bottled water donations to Flint, Mich., through April 2019. The company already has donated 3…
Elevated lead levels discovered in drinking water
Elevated lead levels discovered in drinking water
Nov 26 2018
Elevated lead levels in drinking water have been found in Benton Harbor, Mich. While the city was put under an advisory for its drinking water…
Ohio EPA adopts new lead contamination rules
Ohio EPA adopts new lead contamination rules
Nov 5 2018
The Ohio EPA released new regulations regarding how Ohio public water systems must alert residents and businesses when lead services lines are being…
San Diego schools discovered lead contamination in drinking water
San Diego schools discovered lead contamination in drinking water
Nov 5 2018
On Nov. 2, San Diego Unified School District shut off drinking water at three schools that showed elevated levels of lead. Lead levels above the…
Chicago reports elevated lead levels in metered homes
Chicago reports elevated lead levels in metered homes
Nov 2 2018
The city of Chicago reported that a subset of homes with city-installed water meters have lead levels above the federal standard of 15 ppb, according…
Pittsburgh receives funds for lead service line replacement and drinking water improvement
Pittsburgh receives funds for lead service line replacement
Nov 1 2018
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority approved a nearly $50 million low-interest loan and grant to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer…
Newark, N.J., distributes water filters amid lead contamination
Newark, N.J., distributes water filters amid lead contamination
Oct 18 2018
On Oct. 12, Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, N.J., announced plans to distribute free water filters to residents with lead service lines, following the…
Sep 24 2018
As I write this, Labor Day has just ended, fall is approaching and kids across the country are going back to school. For many students, an unexpected…
Michigan town opposes new lead drinking water rules
Michigan town opposes new lead drinking water rules
Sep 20 2018
The Jackson, Mich., City Council voted unanimously to ask the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to reconsider new lead and copper rules,…
Detroit schools find additional lead contamination in drinking water
Detroit schools find additional lead contamination in drinking water
Sep 20 2018
On Sept. 19, the Detroit Public Schools Community District released the latest round of water quality test results. The results revealed that out of…
Aug 31 2018
I realize this space has been fairly Chicago-focused the past few issues, and I promise I will examine water quality topics in other areas of the…
Drinking water shut off in Detroit schools over lead contamination
Drinking water shut off in Detroit schools over lead contamination
Aug 30 2018
On Aug. 29, the Detroit Public Schools Community District announced drinking water at all of its schools will be shut off, following test results…
Elevated lead levels found in Maryland schools drinking water
Elevated lead levels found in Maryland schools drinking water
Aug 23 2018
State-mandated lead testing in Maryland detected elevated lead levels in schools in the counties of Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Hartford. The…
Virginia Tech water quality study finds lead in Chicago tap water
Virginia Tech water quality study finds lead in Chicago tap water
Aug 13 2018
Recent water quality tests conducted by Virginia Tech researchers found that 11 of out of 17 homes tested in the Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero…
Flushing taps may not be effective at removing lead contamination in drinking water
Flushing taps may not be effective at removing lead contamination in drinking water
Jul 26 2018
Researchers from the Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Public Health found that running water to flush out lead is not consistently…
Jun 22 2018
It seems that every day you pick up the newspaper, read an article online or receive a water treatment industry email about another city or area…
Flint tightens drinking water standards for lead contamination
Flint tightens drinking water standards for lead contamination
Jun 15 2018
On June 14, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality approved the strictest rules in the U.S. targeting lead in drinking water. The new…
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