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EPA outlines new requirements for lead outreach

EPA outlines new requirements for lead outreach

August 7, 2017 at 9:50 am 0 comments

A new strategic plan released by the U.S. EPA outlines the process for EPA, primacy agencies and drinking water utilities to “provide targeted outreach, education, technical assistance and risk communication to populations affected by lead in drinking water.” The new requirements are in accordance with the December 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements forRead More

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

July 17, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment concluded markup recently on legislation that would make a series of minor reforms to the Safe Drinking Water Act while reauthorizing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The unanimously-approved Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017 authorizes spending up to $8 billion on theRead More

Two in three Americans believe their drinking water is at risk, according to study

Two in three Americans believe their drinking water is at risk, according to study

July 10, 2017 at 11:37 am 0 comments

Access to safe drinking water and the nation’s water infrastructure are major concerns for Americans across the country, according to “Perspectives on America’s Water,” a new study. A total of 6,699 American adults shared their views on water-related topics in this comprehensive online study conducted on behalf of Nestlé WatersRead More

NAWC president testifies on drinking water in House

NAWC president testifies on drinking water in House

May 22, 2017 at 7:20 am 0 comments

Martin Kropelnicki testified last week on behalf of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and the California Water Service Group before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment on efforts to improve the Safe Drinking Water Act. In his written testimony submitted for the hearing entitledRead More

NRDC says drinking water contamination, lack of testing widespread across U.S.

NRDC says drinking water contamination, lack of testing widespread across U.S.

May 8, 2017 at 7:20 am 0 comments

According to a new report issued by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 77 million people — roughly a quarter of the U.S. population — spread across all 50 states were served by water systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015. The offenses ranged from arsenic to nitrateRead More

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‘Drinking Water Week’ encourages consumers to appreciate, connect with water

May 8, 2017 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are kicking off Drinking Water Week today with the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It.” The water sector and AWWA are encouraging utilities, businesses and organizations to celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing theRead More

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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