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New bill aims to increase Drinking Water SRF

New bill aims to increase Drinking Water SRF

April 3, 2017 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives in March would offer more generous terms for loans issued through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) while also giving EPA greater flexibility to adjust drinking water regulations based on the latest scientific data. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), the DrinkingRead More

U.S. infrastructure gets D+ on ASCE’s 2017 report card

U.S. infrastructure gets D+ on ASCE’s 2017 report card

March 13, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card last week, giving overall infrastructure in the United States a cumulative grade of D+. On the water side, wastewater scored a D+ while drinking water received a D. Released every four years, ASCE’s Report Card for America’s InfrastructureRead More

Lead detector for water being developed

Lead detector for water being developed

January 30, 2017 at 7:15 am 0 comments

Mechanical engineer Junhong Chen and a team at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM), have developed a new sensor that allows for continuous monitoring and immediate detection of lead in water. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the team designed a sensor with a graphene-based nanomaterial that canRead More

Lead group launches joint effort to accelerate lead pipe removal

Lead group launches joint effort to accelerate lead pipe removal

January 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative has announced a joint effort to accelerate full removal of the lead pipes providing drinking water to millions of American homes. Composed of 23 national public health, water utility, environmental, labor, consumer, housing and state and local governmental organizations, the Collaborative released an online toolkit to help communitiesRead More

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EPA outlines new drinking water plan

December 19, 2016 at 11:01 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a plan that serves as a national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities, community organizations and other stakeholders to work together to increase the safety and reliability of drinking water. “Ensuring that all Americans have access to safe drinkingRead More

California plan seeks to make water conservation a ‘way of life’

California plan seeks to make water conservation a ‘way of life’

December 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

Working to make water conservation a top priority, California state agencies recently released a draft plan for achieving long-term efficient water use and meeting drought preparedness goals that reflect the state’s diverse climate, landscape and demographic conditions. “Californians rose to the challenge during this historic drought and recognized that conservationRead More

EPA Finalizes Drinking Water Action Plan

EPA Finalizes Drinking Water Action Plan

December 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

Last week, EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water released the agency’s final Drinking Water Action Plan. Organized around six “priority areas,” the plan is intended to serve as a “national call to action, urging all levels of government, utilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to work together toRead More

New bill would reduce allowable lead levels in public water systems

New bill would reduce allowable lead levels in public water systems

November 28, 2016 at 10:06 am 0 comments

Under new legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) this month, the allowable level of lead in water would eventually drop by two-thirds, and every day care facility and school in the country would be tested annually. Kildee’s bill would also require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toRead More

GOP Leaders in Congress to Postpone FY2017 Spending Decisions

GOP Leaders in Congress to Postpone FY2017 Spending Decisions

November 21, 2016 at 9:57 am 0 comments

Republican leaders in the House and Senate announced last week they will delay final decisions on FY2017 appropriations bills until the spring and will consider a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government operating until March 31. According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the decision couldRead More

This Week Is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

This Week Is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

October 24, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

This week, Oct. 23-29, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and the theme is “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future.” Working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. EPA is conducting outreach and promoting educational activities to raise community awareness of leadRead More

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