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American National Standards for health effects of drinking water treatment chemicals and drinking water system components have been updated
American National Standards for health effects of drinking water treatment chemicals and drinking water system components have been updated.
Apr 19 2019
The American National Standards for health effects of drinking water treatment chemicals (NSF/ANSI 60) and plumbing system components (NSF/ANSI 61)…
A plan has been put in place to begin testing drinking water in Pennsylvania for PFAS
A plan has been put in place to begin testing drinking water in Pennsylvania for PFAS
Apr 15 2019
In Pennsylvania, state regulators announced a plan on April 12 to begin testing drinking water supplies that are likely to be contaminated with PFAS…
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new fluoride standard for bottled water, but some say it is still too high
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new fluoride standard for bottled water, but some say it is still too high.
Apr 3 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a lower concentration level standard for fluoride in bottled water, however, some scientists…
According to nearby residents, a proposed change to pollution regulation could damage Ohio River water quality
According to nearby residents, a proposed change to pollution regulation could damage Ohio River water quality.
Apr 2 2019
In Pittsburgh, Penn., compliance with regulations restricting pollutants discharged into the Ohio River by coal-fired power plants, oil and gas…
The EPA Acting Administrator visited Denver on Friday and announced new WIFIA funding
The EPA Acting Administrator visited Denver on Friday and announced new WIFIA funding.
Apr 1 2019
On Friday, Mar. 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited Denver, Colo. where he announced new funding…
Nov 7 2018
With midterm elections held early this month, Americans have politics on the brain. In the water quality industry, national concerns are at the…
May 24 2018
This spring, members of the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) visited Washington, D.C., to get involved in federal advocacy and shape public policy. WQA…
Mar 1 2018
The water industry depends on regional and state associations to advocate for industry interests at state and local levels. These associations…
Feb 28 2018
With a new year, federal and state governments are reconvening to deliberate over proposed legislation. The momentum created by media coverage of…
Dec 19 2017
On Dec. 14, the U.S. EPA announced a delayed publication for the new draft of the Lead and Copper Rule. Previously, EPA’s objective was to release…
Dec 18 2017
Virginia has reached an agreement with 14 large groundwater users to reduce groundwater withdrawals in eastern Virginia. The agreement, according to…
Dec 15 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited state and local officials to attend a two-hour meeting Jan. 8 at the agency’s Washington, D.C…
Oct 11 2017
While more than 20 states are working on legislation requiring water testing in schools for lead, some states also are creating task forces to…
Aug 2 2017
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) announced it is seeking volunteers to assist in reviewing and updating the ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well…
Jul 21 2017
To assist low-income households in the U.S. with rising water and wastewater rates, seven water associations issued a guide that assesses the…
Jul 20 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $3,042,000 to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to implement and…
Jul 10 2017
Almost a decade ago, a task group was convened for the NSF Joint Committee on Drinking Water Treatment Units to consider developing a new drinking…
Jun 22 2017
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA), a founding member of the European Drinking Water (EDW) Consortium, participated in the Brussels, Belgium, Symposium on…
Jun 14 2017
NSF Intl., a global public health and safety organization, announced it is developing a building water health standard to help building owners and…
May 25 2017
Tuesday, the White House released its budget proposal. While most of the national news has highlighted the cuts to Medicaid, Food Stamps and other…
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