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WQP accepting nominations for the Young Professionals program in the water quality industry
WQP accepting nominations for the Young Professionals program
Nov 15 2018
Nominations have opened for WQP's 2019 Young Professionals program. The program recognizes noteworthy rising stars in the water industry. WQP…
Arizona tribes receive funding for drinking water concerns
Arizona tribes receive funding for drinking water concerns
Nov 14 2018
The U.S. EPA announced $26.7 million in funding to 18 tribes in Arizona to invest in environmental programs and water infrastructure. EPA made the…
Groundwater contamination discovered at nuclear fuel facility
Groundwater contamination discovered at nuclear fuel facility
Nov 13 2018
Recent tests found high levels of uranium contamination in groundwater at a nuclear fuel factory in Greenville, S.C. The contamination stems from…
Drinking water contaminated by disinfectant in rural community
Drinking water contaminated by disinfectant in rural community
Nov 12 2018
A Freedom of Information Act request revealed a well in Denmark, S.C., has been treated for more than 10 years with a chemical not approved by the U.…
EPA orders pool product company to stop distributing unregistered chlorine product
EPA orders pool product company to stop distributing unregistered chlorine product
Nov 9 2018
The U.S. EPA ordered Pool Water Products Inc. to stop selling an improperly registered pesticide, All Clear 3-in. Jumbo Chlorinating Tablets. EPA’s…
EPA invites projects to apply for drinking water infrastructure funds
EPA invites projects to apply for drinking water infrastructure funds
Nov 9 2018
The U.S. EPA invited 39 projects in 16 states and D.C. to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the…
Nov 8 2018
EWQA Fall Conference Provides Networking Opportunities The Eastern Water Quality Assn. (EWQA) hosted their annual Fall Conference at the Kalahari…
High levels of water treatment byproduct in drinking water
High levels of water treatment byproduct in drinking water
Nov 8 2018
The Leominster Water Department of Leominster, Mass., notified residents and businesses that the department has discovered haloacetic acids in the…
Virginia awards water quality improvement funds
Virginia awards water quality improvement funds
Nov 7 2018
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awarded more than $3 million to localities for water quality projects. Available through the…
Groundwater contamination at former gas station remediated
Groundwater contamination at former gas station remediated
Nov 6 2018
Groundwater cleanup efforts surrounding two former gas stations in Great Falls, Va., was successfully completed, according to a final reported…
Ohio EPA adopts new lead contamination rules
Ohio EPA adopts new lead contamination rules
Nov 5 2018
The Ohio EPA released new regulations regarding how Ohio public water systems must alert residents and businesses when lead services lines are being…
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…
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