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Jan 27 2020
Updated 1/27/19 The U.S. EPA released the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which will redefine how bodies of water are covered under the law…
Jan 22 2020
The city of Tucson is putting off suing to force cleanup of its per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-tainted groundwater by the U.S. Defense…
Jan 21 2020
Flint, Michigan, has four weeks to show that the water it tested to determine lead levels in 2019 came from homes at the highest risk of…
Jan 15 2020
Michigan has filed a lawsuit against 17 defendants, including 3M and DuPont for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. The lawsuit…
Jan 13 2020
The WQA, in support of the Lead and Copper Rule revisions proposed by the U.S. EPA, is encouraging its members to review them and submit public…
Jan 9 2020
The Trump administration may veto H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, reported an Environmental Working Group (EWG) news release. The PFAS Action Act…
Dave Rutz with Xylem Inc.
Dave Rutz
Jan 1 2020
As the online marketplace increasingly shifts to be a dominant force in sales, water treatment product manufacturers are searching for new ways to…
Jan 1 2020
Attention to evolving regulations helps anticipate new threats and opportunities. One such type of regulation for the drinking water treatment and…
Dec 31 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit to block the U.S. EPA’s attempt to repeal a 2015 rule defining what waters qualify for federal Clean…
Dec 27 2019
Environmental officials from Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark announced a plan to restrict all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS…
Dec 24 2019
U.S. EPA officials have decided to allow Denver Water to begin its 15 year plan to replace all lead service pipes connecting homes to water mains to…
Dec 23 2019
The U.S. EPA validated new testing methods to measure the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the nation's drinking water. The…
Dec 19 2019
The Madison Fire Department has replaced its firefighting foam with foams that are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-free, according to…
Dec 18 2019
New data shows that rainwater in some parts of the U.S. contains high enough levels of potentially toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)…
Dec 16 2019
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released new draft regulations to limit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS…
Dec 1 2019
When looking back at 2019, states remained dedicated to strengthening lead testing and remediation and have been empowered to not wait for federal…
Dec 1 2019
Each month, WQP profiles a Dealer of the Month, highlighting noteworthy water treatment dealerships both large and small. In the following pages, WQP…
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
Updated 11/25/19 New Hampshire has become the second U.S. state to dramatically lower the arsenic limit in drinking water.  According to New…
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