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Oct 4 2019
Those of us privileged enough to live in first-world nations can turn on a tap with access to a virtually limitless supply of clean, safe water at…
Jul 29 2019
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is back on the agenda in the House as lawmakers return to their districts during August recess.  According…
Jul 16 2019
New Hampshire has become the second U.S. state to dramatically lower the arsenic limit in drinking water.  According to New Hampshire Public Radio (…
Jul 12 2019
UPDATED 2:00 P.M. CENTRAL: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of National Defense Authorization Act with language that addresses…
Jul 1 2019
The Senate voted to require the military and the U.S. EPA to set drinking water standards for per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS). The National…
Jun 27 2019
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). According to E&E News, the amendment includes a compromise…
Jun 26 2019
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have found that wastewater treatment plants may accidentally be spreading hazardous chemicals.…
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
This article is the second in an in-depth series focusing on lead contamination across the country. Read the rest of the series: From Coast to Coast…
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 April 12 to begin testing drinking water that may be contaminated with PFAS. According to PennLive…
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) proposed a lower concentration level standard for fluoride in bottled water. According to CNN, some…
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., pollution control compliance would be made voluntary under a new proposal by the Ohio River Valley Water and Sanitation…
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…
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