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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…
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
Dec 12 2018
On Dec. 11, the U.S. EPA and the Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. The proposed definition…
Study finds airplane drinking water may be unsafe
Study finds airplane drinking water may be unsafe
Dec 11 2018
A new report from the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center found that drinking water tanks on airplanes may be subject to poor maintenance…
Bottled water provided to residents of Denmark, S.C.
Bottled water provided to residents of Denmark, S.C.
Dec 10 2018
Volunteers with Denmark Citizens for Safe Drinking Water have distributed nearly 2,000 cases of donated bottled water with the help of neighboring…
City celebrates 10 years of surface water use over groundwater
City celebrates 10 years of surface water use over groundwater
Dec 10 2018
On Dec. 5, Albuquerque, N.M., celebrated 10 years of surface water use. The city previously sourced drinking water from a shrinking aquifer. A $450…
Dec 7 2018
Water Doctor Treatment Receives Honor Water Doctor Treatment announced that the firm earned the COTY Associate of the Year award from the National…
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…
Flint lead service line replacement is ahead of schedule
Flint lead service line replacement is ahead of schedule
Dec 6 2018
On Dec. 4, Flint, Mich., officials announced that the city is a year ahead of schedule in a court-mandated order to replace lead service lines. The…
Tourists trigger drinking water crisis on famous Phi Phi Islands
Tourists trigger drinking water crisis on famous Phi Phi Islands
Dec 5 2018
Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands have appealed to the central Thai government to help manage a shortage of clean drinking water across the popular tourist…
Legionella discovered at northwestern Illinois senior community
Legionella discovered at northwestern Illinois senior community
Dec 4 2018
An Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) investigation discovered Legionella bacteria in the plumbing system of McHenry Villa independent…
Drinking water contamination discovered at Martha's Vineyard Airport
Drinking water contamination discovered at Martha's Vineyard Airport
Dec 3 2018
Water sampling results surrounding the Martha’s Vineyard Airport in West Tisbury, Mass., discovered levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (…
Nestle Waters provides bottled water to Flint, Mich.
Nestle Waters provides bottled water to Flint, Mich.
Dec 3 2018
Nestle Waters has extended their commitment to provide bottled water donations to Flint, Mich., through April 2019. The company already has donated 3…
Annual midwest conference addresses the total water cycle
Annual midwest conference addresses the total water cycle
Dec 3 2018
Registration opened for the Illinois Section American Water Works Assn. Annual Conference and Expo 2019 (WATERCON). The annual event will be held…
Arizona tribe to develop water quality standards
Arizona tribe to develop water quality standards
Nov 30 2018
The U.S. EPA announced approval of an application by the Gila River Indian Community, located south of Phoenix, Arizona, for “treatment in a similar…
New report details the impact of wildfires on drinking water quality
New report details the impact of wildfires on drinking water quality
Nov 29 2018
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) released a new report titled “Wildfire Impacts on Drinking Water Treatment Process Performance: Development of…
Groundwater contamination discovered surrounding Illinois coal ash pits
Groundwater contamination discovered surrounding Illinois coal ash pits
Nov 29 2018
A new report released Nov. 28 found coal ash disposal sites throughout Illinois have contaminated surrounding groundwater supplies. The report by the…
Lead contamination in drinking water in Bloomfield, N.J.
Lead contamination in drinking water in Bloomfield, N.J.
Nov 28 2018
Bloomfield, N.J., announced plans to hand out filters to residents concerned with lead build-up in their homes. The town, which receives its drinking…
Water use plan in Maui, Hawaii, revisited
Water use plan in Maui, Hawaii, revisited
Nov 28 2018
Maui, Hawaii, has begun public hearings on a new draft of the island’s water use and development plan, which has not been updated since 1990. The…
2019 WQP Convention & Exposition opens registration
2019 WQP Convention & Exposition opens registration
Nov 27 2018
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has opened registration for the 2019 WQA Convention & Exposition along with its second annual WQA Business Boot…
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