Post Tagged with: "Drinking Water"

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

June 30, 2020 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program for use toward the construction of its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion project. Operational since 2008, the GWRS is undergoing itsRead More

City of Houston, partners to build new 75 MGD transmission line

City of Houston, partners to build new 75 MGD transmission line

May 11, 2020 at 10:04 am 0 comments

The City of Houston is partnering with seven cities and water authorities to build a new southeast transmission line that will transmit up to 75 million gallons a day (MGD) of surface water from the Southeast Water Purification Plant. The new 54-inch water line, which will be completed in 2025,Read More

Water associations issue joint statement on COVID-19, denounce bottled water price gouging

Water associations issue joint statement on COVID-19, denounce bottled water price gouging

March 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

As the global COVID-19 crisis continues to develop and reports of bottled water shortages make headlines, the National Association of Water Companies, the American Water Works Association and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies issued a joint statement last week on the safety of tap water. According to the U.S.Read More

EPA: Tap water safe to drink amid coronavirus outbreak

EPA: Tap water safe to drink amid coronavirus outbreak

March 12, 2020 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Coronavirus guidance for drinking water and wastewater for the public, reiterating that Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence, the risk to waterRead More

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

House approves PFAS legislation; AMWA objects

January 13, 2020 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Under legislation approved by the House of Representatives last week, the U.S. EPA would be given two years to finalize a drinking water regulation for two common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The measure, the PFAS Action Act of 2019 (H.R. 535), would also put in place an expedited processRead More

ASDWA releases white paper on lead inventories

ASDWA releases white paper on lead inventories

September 4, 2019 at 11:19 am 0 comments

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), an association of state primacy agencies, has released a new white paper on developing lead service line inventories. News of the white paper’s release was noted in the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ (AMWA) Monday Morning Briefing on Sept. 2. The ASDWA paper includes aRead More

New disaster bill includes funds for drinking water resilience

New disaster bill includes funds for drinking water resilience

May 28, 2019 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Last week, congressional leaders agreed on a $19.1 billion emergency supplemental spending bill that would aid communities affected by recent wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes. The measure is expected to pass once lawmakers return from this week’s Memorial Day recess. The bill includes an additional $296 million in Drinking Water State Revolving FundRead More

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

AWWA’s Mehan testifies on PFAS in drinking water

May 20, 2019 at 9:31 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) testified recently before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change about approaches to addressing PFAS in drinking water. Tracy Mehan, executive director of government affairs, spoke on behalf of AWWA, the non-profit organization whose 51,000 members represent water professionals throughout North America. “EPARead More

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

March 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released an animated whiteboard explainer that helps consumers understand how to protect their households from the risk of lead in drinking water. “Your water utility strives to provide safe and healthy water for your home,” the animation states. “We all play a role in keepingRead More

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

Big win for drinking water resilience in budget request

March 17, 2019 at 11:39 am 0 comments

The Trump administration’s FY20 budget request would provide first-ever appropriations for a number of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure programs that Congress authorized last year through America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). Altogether, the request would seek a total of $92.8 million to fund new AWIA initiatives. Among the AWIA winners in theRead More