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San Diego schools discovered lead contamination in drinking water
San Diego schools discovered lead contamination in drinking water
Nov 5 2018
On Nov. 2, San Diego Unified School District shut off drinking water at three schools that showed elevated levels of lead. Lead levels above the…
Chicago reports elevated lead levels in metered homes
Chicago reports elevated lead levels in metered homes
Nov 2 2018
The city of Chicago reported that a subset of homes with city-installed water meters have lead levels above the federal standard of 15 ppb, according…
Senators introduce drinking water act for low-income and small system assistance
Senators introduce drinking water act for low-income and small system assistance
Nov 2 2018
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and co-sponsor Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2018 to the U.S.…
Pittsburgh receives funds for lead service line replacement and drinking water improvement
Pittsburgh receives funds for lead service line replacement
Nov 1 2018
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority approved a nearly $50 million low-interest loan and grant to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer…
Michigan township receives funds to address emerging contaminants in drinking water
Michigan township receives funds to address emerging contaminants in drinking water
Oct 31 2018
Oscoda Township, Mich., received $1 million in two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to connect homes that use well water…
Emerging contaminants discovered at Ottawa County, Mich., school
Emerging contaminants discovered at Ottawa County, Mich., school
Oct 30 2018
In Ottawa County, Mich., high levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been discovered in the drinking water at a Grand Haven…
India implements new drinking water ATMs using reverse osmosis filtration
India implements new drinking water ATMs using reverse osmosis filtration
Oct 29 2018
New Delhi, India, has begun a pilot program to make clean drinking water accessible and affordable using water automatic teller machines (ATMs). The…
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages recycling drinking water bottles
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages recycling drinking water bottles
Oct 29 2018
The European Parliament approved a ban on single-use plastics in Europe by 2021. The proposal was overwhelmingly approved on a vote of 571 to 53 and…
Arizona nonprofit supports rural drinking water systems
Arizona nonprofit supports rural drinking water systems
Oct 26 2018
The U.S. EPA announced Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center Inc. (SEAHEC), based in Nogales, Ariz., was awarded $120,000 to address…
New device detects legionella in drinking water faster
New device detects legionella in drinking water faster
Oct 25 2018
A new fully automated testing device aims to provide reliable results testing for legionella contamination in less than two hours. Released by…
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
Oct 25 2018
RAND Corp. released a report on U.S. water and transportation infrastructure entitled, “Not Everything is Broken: The Future of U.S. Transportation…
President Trump signs water infrastructure act, including drinking water projects
President Trump signs water infrastructure act, including drinking water projects
Oct 24 2018
On Oct. 23, President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3021, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018,” which…
Drinking water system mimics clouds to draw water from air
Drinking water system mimics clouds to draw water from air
Oct 23 2018
A new device, designed by the Skysource/Skywater Alliance team, won the $1.5 million Water Abundance XPrize. The device rests inside a shipping…
Austin, Texas, under drinking water advisory due to flooding
Austin, Texas, under drinking water advisory due to flooding
Oct 22 2018
The Austin, Texas, water utility has issued a city-wide boil water notice, following flooding in central Texas that caused water supply lakes to be…
EPA addresses industrial groundwater contamination
EPA addresses industrial groundwater contamination
Oct 19 2018
The U.S. EPA finalized a $19.5 million cleanup plan for the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund site in Fair Lawn, N.J. Previous industrial and commercial…
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
Oct 18 2018
Seven states in the U.S. Southwest have come to a tentative agreement on a Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan to protect the Colorado River.…
Newark, N.J., distributes water filters amid lead contamination
Newark, N.J., distributes water filters amid lead contamination
Oct 18 2018
On Oct. 12, Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, N.J., announced plans to distribute free water filters to residents with lead service lines, following the…
The State of the Industry survey is now open for the water treatment industry
The State of the Industry survey is now open!
Oct 17 2018
The Water Quality Products (WQP) State of the Industry survey is open. WQP is looking to hear from water treatment professionals on the issues that…
Water Quality Assn. expands educational opportunities
Water Quality Assn. expands educational opportunities
Oct 17 2018
A new education opportunity for technical in-office staff, engineers or others who want to learn the underlying science of water quality and…
Groundwater contamination threatens Michigan water quality
Groundwater contamination threatens Michigan water quality
Oct 16 2018
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced plans to hold an informational session Nov. 7 at the Thornapple Kellogg High School…
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