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Investigation explores mining pollution and its impact on drinking water
Investigation explores mining pollution and its impact on drinking water
Feb 21 2019
A new investigation found that at average flows more than 50 million gal of contaminated wastewater flows from U.S. mining sites untreated into…
Student develops low-cost method to remove arsenic from drinking water
Student develops low-cost method to remove arsenic from drinking water
Feb 15 2019
A sophomore student at Academic Magnet High School in Charleston, S.C., has developed a system to remove arsenic from drinking water in low-income…
Wisconsin governor proposes increase water quality and pipe replacement funding
Wisconsin governor proposes increase water quality and pipe replacement funding
Feb 13 2019
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers proposed allowing state environmental and agricultural officers to borrow nearly $70 million during the next two years to…
Value of Water Campaign releases progress report
Value of Water Campaign releases progress report
Feb 13 2019
The Value of Water Campaign released a three-year progress report. The campaign is a collaboration between water industry leaders and policy groups…
EPA increases investment in aging drinking water infrastructure
EPA increases investment in aging drinking water infrastructure
Feb 11 2019
The U.S. EPA announced it is accelerating investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure in support of President Donald J. Trump’s…
Investigation explores drinking water rate increases for Great Lakes water
Investigation explores drinking water rate increases for Great Lakes water
Feb 8 2019
A new investigation found that the cost of water to ratepayers served by Great Lakes water has doubled and even tripled in some water districts in…
Louisiana task form targets water quality reform
Louisiana task form targets water quality reform
Feb 4 2019
The Louisiana Rural Water Infrastructure Committee (RWIC) has begun petitioning the state Legislature for drinking water infrastructure reform. The…
Jan 29 2019
In November 2018, Water.org and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Sustainable Water Partnership announced they would provide $4…
Drinking water contaminants discovered in Springfield, Mass., water supply
Drinking water contaminants discovered in Springfield, Mass., water supply
Jan 24 2019
The Springfield, Mass., Water and Sewer commission announced that sample tests on drinking water in December revealed a rise in haloacetic acids (…
New York state allocates funds to improve drinking water infrastructure.
New York state allocates funds to improve drinking water infrastructure.
Jan 22 2019
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed allocating $2.5 billion to fix drinking water and water infrastructure problems across the state. The proposed…
New report highlights the impact of corrosion on drinking water systems and aging infrastructure
New report highlights the impact of corrosion on drinking water systems and aging infrastructure
Jan 18 2019
The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) released a new report on the nation’s aging infrastructure that highlighted the need for…
Water groups implore Congress for water quality and drinking water funds
Water groups implore Congress for water quality and drinking water funds
Jan 14 2019
On Jan. 10, a coalition of 91 national, state and local water organizations sent a letter to Congress urging water infrastructure funding. The letter…
California governor proposed new tax on drinking water
California governor proposed new tax on drinking water
Jan 14 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a statewide water tax to help disadvantaged communities obtain safe and affordable drinking water. The proposed…
United Nations uses solar powered pumps to convey clean drinking water
United Nations uses solar powered pumps to convey clean drinking water
Jan 9 2019
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has installed five solar powered water systems in Kutupalong-Balukhali refugee sites in Cox’s…
Study investigates drinking water quality from water companies versus the government
Study investigates drinking water quality from water companies versus the government
Dec 21 2018
An analysis of U.S. EPA data from 1982 to 2015 by researchers from University of California Irvine and Columbia University found that community water…
New York proposes strict standards for emerging contaminants in drinking water
New York proposes strict standards for emerging contaminants in drinking water
Dec 19 2018
The New York state Drinking Water Quality Council has recommended new drinking water standards for emerging contaminants perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA…
EPA awards funds to North Mariana Islands for drinking water upgrades
EPA awards funds to North Mariana Islands for drinking water upgrades
Dec 14 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded $2.1 million to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) to…
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with drinking water protections
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with drinking water protections
Dec 13 2018
Congress approved the $867 million 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The bill has been applauded by environmental groups for its water…
Michigan communities challenge state lead in drinking water rules
Michigan communities challenge state lead in drinking water rules
Dec 13 2018
On Dec. 12, a Detroit, Mich., coalition filed suit against the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) over the state’s rules on lead in…
Drinking water interconnection completed in New Hampshire
Drinking water interconnection completed in New Hampshire
Dec 6 2018
On Nov. 26, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the completion of the Pennichuck Merrimack River Interconnection. The project will provide…
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