Regulations

Water Quality Assn. addresses emerging contaminants
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...

The latest legislative updates & trends from regional associations
Mar 1 2018

The water industry depends on regional and state associations to advocate for industry interests at state and local levels. These associations...

Federal & state legislative initiatives follow national trends
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 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...

Federal & state initiatives aim to monitor lead in drinking water
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...

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...

NSF Intl. develops new standard for Legionnaires' Disease
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 1 2017

My father recently moved into an apartment and acquired a new refrigerator. Uncomfortable with the prospect of inheriting the previous owner’s...

watersense, pmi, epa, fiscal year 2018, budget, u.s.
Apr 25 2017

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) urged the head of the U.S. Environmental...

california drought emergency ended water conservation
Apr 13 2017

Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. last week ended the drought...

water week, washington, 2017, water, events
Mar 21 2017

Water organizations representing water issues, water research fields, utilities and consumers from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C.,...

lake tahoe california drought snowpack measurement
Mar 9 2017

Oh, how California’s water fortunes have turned. Just less than two years ago, in April 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown stood in an empty brown field—a...

scott pruitt, epa, administration, trump, oklahoma, policy
Feb 21 2017

Former Oklahoma Attorney General ...

water reuse, direct potable reuse, arizona, toilet to tap
Feb 8 2017

In drought-prone states like Arizona, nature and weather are forcing...

flint, water crisis, michigan, epa, sue, lead
Feb 7 2017

According to The Huffington Post, more than 1,700 Flint, Mich., residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental...

Feb 3 2017

In May 2016, California relaxed the water restrictions it imposed on residents and businesses in 2015. The initial restrictions were referred to...

Feb 3 2017

Watching a 21st-century America’s Cup racing yacht in action is jaw-dropping. The state-of-the-art catamarans harness a solid airplane wing-like...

Flint, Michigan, lead, copper, water, contamination, test, compliance
Feb 2 2017

It has been nearly one year since the city of Flint, Mich., retained Dr. Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech to monitor its water after his months-long...