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Jun 5 2019
In 2019, the U.S. EPA released its National PFAS (per- and polyfluoralkyl substances) Action Plan, detailing steps to gather information and…
Jun 5 2019
Lead contamination in drinking water remains a concern throughout the U.S., particularly in schools and childcare facilities that serve children—the…
May 27 2019
Aqua Pennsylvania’s Bristol Water Treatment Plant won first place at the Pennsylvania American Water Works Assn.’s annual state conference. According…
May 23 2019
A House committee voted to advance the 2020 budgets for the Interior Department and the U.S. EPA. The vote increases funding by $1.73 billion over…
May 20 2019
The U.S. has reached a deal to lift tariffs imposed on industrial metals imported from Canada and Mexico. According to The Washington Post, the lift…
May 8 2019
A new study from Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Assn. journal, found that young adults free of diabetes and cardiovascular…
The Eric County Water Authority in New York State has released its water quality report
The Eric County Water Authority in New York State has released its water quality report.
Apr 29 2019
In New York, the Erie County Water Authority (ECWA) has released its 2018 Annual Water Quality Report (AWQR). The report fulfills the U.S. EPA’s…
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…
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