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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…
May 23 2017
In a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) testified that updates to the Safe Drinking Water Act…
May 23 2017
Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the “Clean, Safe, Reliable Water Infrastructure Act” (S. 1137) to bring affordable…
May 5 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a performance partnership grant of $8,354…
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…
Apr 28 2017
Consistent with Executive Order 13777, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it is seeking public input on existing regulations that…
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