Post Tagged with: "AWWA"

EPA finalizes highly-anticipated rule to regulate PFAS in drinking water

EPA finalizes highly-anticipated rule to regulate PFAS in drinking water

April 11, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

On April 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR), establishing Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The long-awaited regulation has drawn pushback from the water sector over the cost increases it mayRead More

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

AWWA, AMWA question feasibility, cost of Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

February 8, 2024 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

In recent public comments submitted on the proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) rule, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reiterated its support for removing lead service lines across the country, but recommended “critical revisions” to make the rule feasible and affordable. “Over the last several decades, theRead More

AWWA selects next president-elect

AWWA selects next president-elect

January 19, 2024 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association‘s (AWWA) Board of Directors has selected Heather Collins of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California as the association’s next president-elect. The Board also selected AWWA’s next treasurer, three vice presidents and a director-at-large during its recent annual winter meeting inRead More

EPA pulls back cybersecurity rule

EPA pulls back cybersecurity rule

October 12, 2023 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will withdraw plans to require states to survey cybersecurity best practices at public water systems — welcome news to much of the industry that opposed the approach. The EPA proposal was included in the agency’s FY22Read More

AWWA issues statement on Hawaii wildfires

AWWA issues statement on Hawaii wildfires

August 23, 2023 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) last week issued a statement on the wildfires in Maui. AWWA staff and members are heartbroken for our colleagues and friends in Maui, Hawaii, amid the tragedy of the recent wildfires. We extend our sympathy to everyone there whoRead More

Survey: Communication key in consumer perception of water safety

Survey: Communication key in consumer perception of water safety

August 7, 2023 at 8:05 am 0 comments

According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), consumers who remember receiving a recent communication from their water utilities are more than three times as likely to report their water’s safety has improved. The MayRead More

Court pauses cybersecurity rule following legal challenge

Court pauses cybersecurity rule following legal challenge

July 13, 2023 at 11:21 am 0 comments

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted a request from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cybersecurity Rule from going into effect until a current caseRead More

Central Arkansas Water employees honored with AWWA Heroism Award

Central Arkansas Water employees honored with AWWA Heroism Award

June 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has recognized two Central Arkansas Water employees with its 2023 Heroism Award. The Regional Municipality of York was the recipient of the AWWA Innovation Award. Both were presented during AWWA’s 2023 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE23) this month inRead More

City of Miramichi wins annual Best of the Best Taste Test at ACE

City of Miramichi wins annual Best of the Best Taste Test at ACE

June 16, 2023 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

The City of Miramichi in New Brunswick, Canada, won the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Best of the Best Water Taste Test. The City of Emporia in Emporia, Kansas, was named the winner of the People’s Choice Water Taste Test. The events, sponsored by BrownRead More

AWWA optimistic after release of annual water sector report

AWWA optimistic after release of annual water sector report

June 7, 2023 at 11:41 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) this week released its annual State of the Water Industry report, which is now available to download for free. In recapping the results of the report, developed from the results of a survey of more than 4,000 North AmericanRead More