Post Tagged with: "Drinking Water"

COMMENTARY: Financial Risks of Cyber Incidents and How to Mitigate Them

COMMENTARY: Financial Risks of Cyber Incidents and How to Mitigate Them

November 14, 2022 at 9:40 am 0 comments

By Pete Lund The recent devastating droughts in the U.K. and the U.S. have driven water restrictions in affected regions, making Water and Wastewater facilities’ Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) prime targets for cybersecurity attacks as the industry’s role in a safe and healthy society becomes more essentialRead More

AMWA elects new board members, officers

AMWA elects new board members, officers

November 7, 2022 at 8:19 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) last week, as part of its annual Executive Management Conference, announced a new lineup of board members and officers. Re-elected to another term on the Board were Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Jim Lochhead, CEO/ManagerRead More

AWWA poll reveals seven in 10 Americans consider tap water safe

AWWA poll reveals seven in 10 Americans consider tap water safe

October 13, 2022 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Nearly three-in-four people perceive their home’s tap water as safe, according to a survey conducted by data intelligence company Morning Consult on behalf of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and nearly 80 percent trust their water utility. The June 2022 poll, titled “Public Perceptions of Tap Water,” included 1,977 Americans served by waterRead More

Brown and Caldwell adds new drinking water leader

Brown and Caldwell adds new drinking water leader

September 26, 2022 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Brown and Caldwell has announced Dr. Christopher Corwin has joined the company as national drinking water leader. The company says the hire supports its strategy to solidify its position as the leading drinking water solutions provider for municipalities, private industry and government agencies throughout North America and the Pacific. CorwinRead 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

AMWA voices support for Build America, Buy America waivers

AMWA voices support for Build America, Buy America waivers

August 22, 2022 at 8:51 am 1 comment

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), representing large U.S. drinking water systems, submitted a pair of comments this month pertaining to proposed waivers of Build America, Buy America (BABA) requirements for EPA program-funded projects. EPA has previously proposed temporary public interest waivers for projects funded by the Water Infrastructure Finance andRead More

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

August 8, 2022 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a “Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory” to help water utilities as they work to comply with recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The document includes recommendations for public water systems to assist in identifying and tracking lead serviceRead More

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

July 11, 2022 at 5:45 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell & Seth Mansergh The EPA recently announced new health advisories for the two most commonly found forms of PFAS, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), to 0.004 parts per trillion (ppt) and 0.02 ppt, respectively. Reductions in these levels had been expected since October 2021,Read More

BGSU students take algal bloom research to Kenya

BGSU students take algal bloom research to Kenya

June 28, 2022 at 8:04 am 0 comments

As a team of researchers from Bowling Green State University in western Ohio travel to Kenya, two BGSU students and one 2022 graduate are also working to perform individualized, high-level research of their own into a scientific issue that greatly impacts every day human life. First-year Biological Sciences doctoral student Kate Brown,Read More

Tech Perspectives: Remote Shutoff Capabilities Help Make Water Utilities More Resilient

Tech Perspectives: Remote Shutoff Capabilities Help Make Water Utilities More Resilient

June 14, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

By Trey Overman Many factors come into play that help make water utilities and the communities they serve more resilient. Using the right technology, they can enhance service, create operational efficiencies and improve their bottom line. All through the careful and remotely managed flow of water. Utilities using smart waterRead More