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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

Water main break study highlights correlation between material, diameter

Water main break study highlights correlation between material, diameter

March 4, 2024 at 9:42 am 0 comments

Utah State University (USU) has published new research on water main breaks in the United States and Canada, examining break rates and related factors such as pipe material and diameter. It is the third such study conducted by USU with previous versions in 2012 andRead More

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

3 Things to Consider When Creating a Lead Service Line Inventory

February 27, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

By Brendan O’Brien, Bill Marriott & Nick Bouthilette Across the United States, public water systems are facing a big question: is there lead in our water lines? This is a concern especially in older cities where most of the water infrastructure pre-dates the federal leadRead More

Commentary: New Drinking Water Data Uncovers Flaws in EPA’s Proposed PFAS Rules

Commentary: New Drinking Water Data Uncovers Flaws in EPA’s Proposed PFAS Rules

January 8, 2024 at 7:15 am 1 comment

| By Chad Seidel Recently released drinking water quality testing data calls into doubt major assumptions underpinning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed National Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS. Most importantly, these water quality testing results from water systems across the UnitedRead More

Special Report: Making Better Sense of Water Usage

Special Report: Making Better Sense of Water Usage

January 4, 2024 at 9:20 am 0 comments

There are many approaches a water system can take to promote and achieve conservation. Advanced metering and other “smart water” solutions, for instance, may be right for one system but not ideal for another based on several factors. In this exclusive, complimentary eBook from Water FinanceRead More

EBMUD pilots in-conduit hydroelectric system

EBMUD pilots in-conduit hydroelectric system

December 18, 2023 at 8:58 am 0 comments

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has partnered with a California-based clean energy company to generate electricity from the flow of water in its distribution system. EBMUD said the investment supports its energy policy goal to become carbon neutral by 2030. InPipe Energy’s new in-conduitRead More

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EPA releases proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

November 30, 2023 at 11:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in November released its proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI). The proposal, which had been expected, would amend the 2021 Lead and Copper Rule Revisions and establish new mandates for lead pipe including a requirement for U.S. waterRead More

White House announces Get the Lead Out initiative for LSL technical assistance

White House announces Get the Lead Out initiative for LSL technical assistance

November 13, 2023 at 5:35 am 0 comments

Last week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced the agency’s Get the Lead Out (GLO) Initiative aimed at providing technical assistance for lead service line removal in underserved communities. Through the GLO initiative, which is funded entirely byRead More

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Tampa Bay Water, Stantec begin design on $100 million water supply project

October 20, 2023 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

Design and engineering firm Stantec announced it has begun the final design phase of Segment B of the South Hillsborough Pipeline with longtime client Tampa Bay Water. With a construction cost of approximately $100 million (USD), Segment B will help meet the growing demand forRead More

How to Ensure Accuracy in Detecting Contaminants

How to Ensure Accuracy in Detecting Contaminants

October 18, 2023 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

By Theresa Bellish Worldwide, water utility managers must constantly pivot as external factors affect our water sources. Emerging contaminants like PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) and chemicals coming from illegal dumping and accidental leaks have become more prevalent as climate change causes extreme weather inRead More