Articles by: WFM Staff

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

September 20, 2022 at 9:49 am 0 comments

The water utility sector is applauding a tentative agreement between railroad operators and their union representatives, which averted a work stoppage that would have halted chlorine shipments to water systems and put public health at risk. “This agreement has averted a major public health crisis,” Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies CEO TomRead More

New cyber incident reporting rules released

New cyber incident reporting rules released

September 19, 2022 at 8:55 am 0 comments

The Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency (CISA) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the agency’s development of new critical infrastructure cyber incident reporting rules enacted by Congress earlier this year. Congress approved the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act in March. The law directs CISA to develop rules requiring covered critical infrastructureRead More

Water sector identifies gaps in PFAS research

Water sector identifies gaps in PFAS research

September 19, 2022 at 8:51 am 0 comments

In August, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) requested input from interested parties to identify data gaps in research and development (R&D) regarding several aspects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Comments received through this request for information (RFI) will be used to inform a strategic planRead More

2022 US Water Prize winners announced

2022 US Water Prize winners announced

September 14, 2022 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

The US Water Alliance has announced the winners of its eleventh annual US Water Prize. The US Water Prize recognizes individuals and organizations that are driving innovation in the water sector and imagining new possibilities in water. This year, eight individuals and organizations were selected for their work to forwardRead More

Stantec Institute to develop framework to analyze impacts of PFAS on wastewater

Stantec Institute to develop framework to analyze impacts of PFAS on wastewater

September 12, 2022 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has selected the Stantec Institute for Water Technology & Policy to develop a cost analysis for estimating the effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on wastewater and biosolids management across the United States. The project will demonstrate compliance costs and illustrateRead More

Water sector coalition supports lead replacement funding using tax-exempt bonds

Water sector coalition supports lead replacement funding using tax-exempt bonds

September 12, 2022 at 9:41 am 0 comments

Last week, eight drinking water and municipal sector organizations wrote to Sen. Michal Bennet (D-Colo.) in support of his anticipated introduction of legislation to make it easier for water systems to finance full lead service line replacements with tax-exempt bonds. Sen. Bennet’s Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW Act) isRead More

UESI Pipelines 2023 call for abstracts open

UESI Pipelines 2023 call for abstracts open

September 12, 2022 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The UESI Pipelines 2023 Conference provides a forum for industry professionals to share experiences and knowledge between owners, agencies, consultants, industry, supplies, contractors and governments from around the world. The conference, with the theme of “Advancing Solutions for Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure and Asset Management,” is set to take placeRead More

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

New research details $3.7 trillion impact of water risk to the U.S. by 2050  

September 12, 2022 at 8:53 am 0 comments

New research recently released by global professional services company GHD, titled Aquanomics: The economics of water risk and future resilience reveals droughts, floods and storms could result in a total loss of $3.7 trillion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) between 2022 and 2050. This is the largest dollar impactRead More

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New York water authority installs cutting-edge solar array in energy, cost reduction effort

September 8, 2022 at 8:39 am 0 comments

In August, Monroe County Water Authority (MCWA) joined with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), developer Sol Systems, local dignitaries and elected officials to celebrate the completion of its new 5 MW ground-mounted solar array in Penfield with a ‘flip the switch’ ceremony. The project is one of the firstRead More

EPA proposes rule designating PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA proposes rule designating PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

September 6, 2022 at 8:44 am 0 comments

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 26 released a pre-publication version of a rule that would designate the two most common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) — as hazardous substances under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA orRead More