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America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passes Congress
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passes Congress
Oct 11 2018
Congress has approved America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, a bill set to provide more than $6 billion in funding for water infrastructure…
Kamahameha Schools work to close cesspools, protect water quality
Kamahameha Schools work to close cesspools, protect water quality
Oct 10 2018
The U.S. EPA and Kamehameha Schools (KS) announced KS will audit more than 3,000 properties spanning more than 365,000 acres to identify and close…
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Oct 3 2018
On Sept. 17, the Brookfield Water Utility notified residents of Brookfield, Wis., of radium contamination in drinking water exceeding federal…
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
Sep 25 2018
On Sept. 24, New Jersey American Water held a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the completion of a $37 million flood protection project at its…
Drinking water reservoir runs low in Kentucky
Drinking water reservoir runs low in Kentucky
Sep 24 2018
The Martin County, Ky., water district has declared a state of emergency due to critically low drinking water reservoir levels. The district’s intake…
Agreement reached on water infrastructure bill
Agreement reached on water infrastructure bill
Sep 13 2018
On Sept. 10, U.S. Senate and House lawmakers reached an agreement on America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Next, the bipartisan legislation…
Navajo Nation receives regulatory control of drinking water systems
Navajo Nation receives regulatory control of drinking water systems
Aug 31 2018
The U.S. EPA and the Navajo Nation announced the tribe has been granted primary enforcement and oversight authority for 12 additional public drinking…
EPA receives LOIs for drinking water projects
EPA receives LOIs for drinking water projects
Aug 16 2018
The U.S. EPA received 62 letters of interest (LOIs) collectively requesting $9.1 billion in loans from a wide range of prospective borrowers in…
Mar 23 2018
A.O. Smith Corporation announced that D. Samuel Karge has been named president of the newly created North America water treatment business unit. In…
Mar 14 2018
On March 13, the town of St. Joseph, La., cut the ribbon on a new water treatment plant and distribution system after more than a year of lead…
Feb 14 2018
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that 3% to 10% of U.S. water systems have been in violation of the…
Feb 7 2018
The European Union (EU) has proposed revisions to the Drinking Water Directive that would monitor emerging contaminants, improve access to clean…
Jan 24 2018
On Jan. 23, the Canadian federal government’s Indigenous Affairs department announced the addition of 250 public drinking water systems to the number…
Jan 8 2018
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) received a 10-year waiver to continue delivering unfiltered drinking water from two…
Jan 2 2018
The new “raw water” trend has been gaining traction throughout the West Coast and in other small pockets throughout the country. New businesses are…
Dec 29 2017
Canadian First Nations communities had 67 long-term drinking water advisories in effect for public water systems managed by the federal government…
Dec 25 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $2.3 million to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Bureau of…
Sep 15 2017
Alderville First Nation, a small community located approximately 90 miles east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has taken an important step toward…
Jun 16 2017
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that the City of Greeley, Colo., has won the 13th annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test. The…
May 31 2017
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is looking to increase their number of inspectors to ensure safe drinking water in the state of…
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