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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…
Cape Town proposes new plan to combat Day Zero and future drought
Cape Town proposes new plan to combat Day Zero and future drought
Feb 15 2019
The city of Cape Town, South Africa, has proposed a new strategy to increase their water resiliency and avoid possible drought. The plan currently is…
EPA releases action plan to address emerging contaminants in drinking water
EPA releases action plan to address emerging contaminants in drinking water
Feb 14 2019
On Feb. 14, the U.S. EPA unveiled the agency’s Per- and Polyfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan. The plan calls for 25 steps to address the…
WATERCON 2019 will bring together water quality specialists
WATERCON 2019 will bring together water quality specialists
Feb 14 2019
Registration opened for the Illinois Section American Water Works Assn. Annual Conference and Expo 2019 (WATERCON). The annual event will be held…
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…
Nestle closes controversial water bottling plant
Nestle closes controversial water bottling plant
Feb 12 2019
Nestle North America closed a controversial Phoenix, Ariz., water bottling plant less than three years after the facility opened. The water bottling…
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…
Pittsburgh required to replace lead service lines in settlement
Pittsburgh required to replace lead service lines in settlement
Feb 11 2019
A coalition of organizations advocating for safe, affordable water secured a legal settlement that controls how Pittsburgh’s largest water utility…
Feb 8 2019
Founder of Rainshower Passes E. George Ricci, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, from complications due to a heart condition. He is survived by his…
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…
Elevated levels of arsenic discovered at Atlanta prison
Elevated levels of arsenic discovered at Atlanta prison
Feb 7 2019
Elevated levels of arsenic have been found in drinking water at the U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta (USP Atlanta), a medium security facility that houses…
A new study from Bluewater investigates nationwide water contamination
A new study from Bluewater investigates nationwide water contamination
Feb 7 2019
A new national survey found that 28% of Americans have experienced water contamination issues in the past two years, a slight increase from a prior…
Groundwater contamination under investigation surrounding firefighting foam site
Groundwater contamination under investigation surrounding firefighting foam site
Feb 6 2019
Tyco Fire Products, a Marinette, Wis., manufacturer of firefighting foam, knew there was soil and well contamination on its property dating back to…
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…
Arizona joins Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
Arizona joins Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
Feb 1 2019
On Jan. 31, Arizona agreed to join six other states and Mexico in the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan. The decision was announced the day of…
WQA announces the dates of the annual D.C. Fly-In
WQA announces the dates of the annual D.C. Fly-In
Feb 1 2019
Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced that members and staff will gather in Washington, D.C., March 5 and 6, 2019, for the annual D.C. Fly-In, a series…
Bethpage, N.Y., begins work on a new water treatment plant to treat emerging contaminants
Bethpage, N.Y., begins work on a new water treatment plant to treat emerging contaminants
Jan 31 2019
The Bethpage, N.Y., Water District has begun construction on a $19.5 million water treatment facility designed to remove emerging contaminant 1,4-…
California senator proposes water reuse bill for breweries and wineries
California senator proposes water reuse bill for breweries and wineries
Jan 31 2019
California Sen. Scott Wiener proposed a bill that would require the State Water Board to create regulations for wineries and breweries for the onsite…
Virginia plans to cleanup coal ash pits and protect groundwater
Virginia plans to cleanup coal ash pits and protect groundwater
Jan 30 2019
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced an agreement with Dominion Energy to recycle or store in lined landfilled 27 million cu yards of coal ash…
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