Post Tagged with: "Drinking Water"

EPA announces nationwide PFAS monitoring effort

EPA announces nationwide PFAS monitoring effort

January 14, 2022 at 2:14 pm 0 comments

In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) to establish nationwide monitoring for 29 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and lithium in drinking water. The agency said the action is essential to addressing the public health and environmental risks of PFASRead More

California city doubles local potable water supply

California city doubles local potable water supply

January 13, 2022 at 6:55 am 0 comments

In December, the City of Camarillo, Calif., announced the start-up and commissioning of its North Pleasant Valley (NPV) Groundwater Desalter Plant, moving the city closer to a more self-reliant, affordable potable water future. For nearly two decades, groundwater quality in the northern portion of the Pleasant Valley Groundwater Basin inRead More

Survey: Most water systems unprepared for LCR revisions

Survey: Most water systems unprepared for LCR revisions

November 18, 2021 at 9:31 am 0 comments

A new survey shows the majority of U.S. water systems may not be ready for sweeping regulatory changes governing safe drinking water that are expected to begin Dec. 16, 2021. The survey was conducted by 120Water, a solutions provider for managing lead programs. The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and JobsRead More

Research shows most Americans unaware of daily water use

Research shows most Americans unaware of daily water use

October 25, 2021 at 8:35 am 0 comments

According to new research conducted by global research agency Opinium on behalf of American Water, Americans underestimate the amount of what they use daily by 90 percent. Most believe they use less than 100 gallons of water each day, when the actual number is more than 2,000 gallons on average (according to WaterRead More

ASTERRA to host Vessel, first U.S. leak-finding dog, at WEFTEC 

ASTERRA to host Vessel, first U.S. leak-finding dog, at WEFTEC 

October 14, 2021 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

ASTERRA, a division of Utilis, is hosting a surprising new player in the leak detection game at WEFTEC 2021: a black retriever named Vessel, the first dog to be trained to detect water leaks in the United States. For her potable water-saving efforts, Vessel will be receiving well-deserved celebratory patsRead More

Water Jargon 101

Water Jargon 101

October 6, 2021 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

A Guide to Sometimes Overused but Always Essential Terms, Acronyms & Other Basics of the Modern Water Utility Industry Whether you’re new to the water utility industry or you’re a seasoned veteran, you have to admit there’s a ton of jargon, buzzwords and acronyms to navigate. Like any field, waterRead More

Chemical Cost Cutting Yields Big Results for the City of Akron

Chemical Cost Cutting Yields Big Results for the City of Akron

September 7, 2021 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Known as the Rubber Capital of the World, Akron is Ohio’s fifth largest city and has a long tradition of innovation and civic engagement. The City of Akron Water Supply Bureau has a similar vaunted history, and it produces and delivers roughly 35 million gallons of water per day (MGD)Read More

The Lake County Illinois Public Works Department in Libertyville, Ill., owns and operates two public water supply distribution systems across a large service territory in Northeast Illinois.

EPA invites 55 new projects to apply for WIFIA loans

January 13, 2021 at 11:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 55 new projects in 20 states are being invited to apply for approximately $5.1 billion in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. This funding will help finance more than $12 billion in clean water and drinking water infrastructure projects inRead More

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Read AWWA’s statement on final Lead and Copper Rule revisions

January 4, 2021 at 7:22 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December announced the final Lead and Copper Rule. American Water Works Association President Melissa Elliott issued the following statement. “The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working toward a day when the potential for lead in drinking water is removed fromRead More

120Water, Hach partner on drinking water compliance service

120Water, Hach partner on drinking water compliance service

September 30, 2020 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Digital water platform 120Water is partnering with water quality testing and instrumentation company Hach to make water quality and compliance programs faster, simpler and more informative for people around the world. The partnership enables Hach to offer the 120Water digital water platform as an additional service to its existing and new customers. 120Water’s platform consistsRead More