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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

More Advocacy Needed for Large Tunnel and Storage Funds Despite Federal Investment

More Advocacy Needed for Large Tunnel and Storage Funds Despite Federal Investment

September 6, 2022 at 8:32 am 0 comments

By Wayne Hofmann & Rory Ball The fanfare accompanying the passage of the $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) might make you believe our industry’s dreams are coming true. After decades of clamor for increased investment in water and sewer infrastructure, the Federal government has pledged sustained funding overRead More

EPA finalizes cyber technical support plan

EPA finalizes cyber technical support plan

September 6, 2022 at 8:05 am 0 comments

Recently, the U.S. EPA’s Office of Water finalized a report describing how it plans to provide voluntary cybersecurity technical support to drinking water systems, the second of two cyber-related actions that were mandated by Congress last year as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The infrastructure law first required EPA toRead More

The Cost of Doing Business

The Cost of Doing Business

September 1, 2022 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Infrastructure Service Providers Talk About How They Are Dealing with Supply Chain Challenges, Increasing Costs By Sharon M. Bueno Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the July 2022 issue of Trenchless Technology magazine, compiled from interviews with trenchless industry manufacturers, engineers and construction representatives. Trenchless Technology is a sisterRead More

WATCH: Mueller’s Paul Murray joins WF&M Conversations to talk leak monitoring

WATCH: Mueller’s Paul Murray joins WF&M Conversations to talk leak monitoring

August 29, 2022 at 9:58 am 0 comments

Even the smallest leak in a distribution system can cause the loss of thousands of gallons of water each month. To find and address leaks quickly and efficiently, utilities are now turning to innovative leak detection technology to enhance monitoring and early detection efforts. In this edition of Water FinanceRead More

Reality Modeling for Remote Design of Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Reality Modeling for Remote Design of Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

August 29, 2022 at 8:48 am 0 comments

By Sandra DiMatteo Gwinnett County, Georgia, northeast of Atlanta, has a population of 950,000. The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (GCDWR) provides wastewater treatment services to these residents via the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center. Originally constructed in 2000, it utilizes advanced ozone, granular activated carbon, and membraneRead More

Fitch Ratings: U.S. water utilities withstanding inflationary pressures

Fitch Ratings: U.S. water utilities withstanding inflationary pressures

August 24, 2022 at 6:18 am 0 comments

According to a recent annual peer review for the sector by Fitch Ratings, U.S. water utilities have fared remarkably well post-coronavirus and are withstanding the effects of inflation on operations and capital spending. Operating costs are up across the board after a decline in fiscal 2020, but year-over-year operating revenueRead More

Implementing Federal Funding for Utilities

Implementing Federal Funding for Utilities

August 22, 2022 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Why It’s Important to Think Strategically, Creatively and Holistically When Working with ARPA, IIJA Funds By Jeff Rowe Utilities are faced with a rare and remarkable opportunity to impact the present-day situation of their users and rate payers while also altering the long-term future of their entire communities. With theRead More

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COMMENTARY: How Can Mass Spectrometry Techniques Identify and Curb ‘Forever Chemicals?’

August 22, 2022 at 9:27 am 0 comments

By Craig Butt As government regulators seek to limit per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – which are chemicals linked to a range of health and environmental risks – testing for these chemicals has proven challenging. Called “forever chemicals” because of the extreme resistance to breakdown in the environment, PFAS canRead More

Inflation Reduction Act includes funds for Western drought response

Inflation Reduction Act includes funds for Western drought response

August 22, 2022 at 9:03 am 0 comments

The Inflation Reduction Act (H.R. 5376), which Congressional Democrats are calling a major climate change and clean energy bill signed into law by President Joe Biden last week, included several modest provisions designed to respond to the ongoing drought affecting the Western United States. While the $740 billion package isRead More