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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 toRead More

AMWA Elects Officers for 2017

AMWA Elects Officers for 2017

October 24, 2016 at 9:00 am 0 comments

At AMWA’s 2016 Executive Management Conference last week in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Board of Directors elected new officers for the coming year. This unique event is designed to meet the particular challenges of top drinking water executives, drawing on an annual survey of member interests toRead More

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EPA Launches Portal for Drinking Water Compliance Monitoring

October 10, 2016 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new Compliance Monitoring Data Portal (CMDP), allowing electronic reporting of drinking water compliance data from laboratories and drinking water utilities straight to primacy agencies. Intended to modernize and streamline the reporting process, the CMDP is expectedRead More

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EPA to Flint: Keep Using Filters

September 12, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

An EPA official says residents drinking tap water in Flint, Mich., barring significant improvement, should plan to use filters through at least the end of the year, according to the Detroit Free Press. Officials say there is no timetable for residents to be able toRead More

NOAA Administrator Sullivan Tops Agenda at AMWA’s Executive Management Conference

NOAA Administrator Sullivan Tops Agenda at AMWA’s Executive Management Conference

August 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan will offer the keynote address at the 2016 Executive Management Conference of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the annual gathering of the nation’s top drinking water executives, Oct. 16-19 at the Scottsdale ResortRead More

EPA Addressing Lead Problems in New York Village

EPA Addressing Lead Problems in New York Village

August 15, 2016 at 11:45 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a legal order directing the Village of Tarrytown, N.Y., to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act’s Lead and Copper Rule. A recent investigation by the EPA revealed that Tarrytown had violated numerous provisions of the rule,Read More

AMWA’s Executive Management Conference Heads to Scottsdale

AMWA’s Executive Management Conference Heads to Scottsdale

August 1, 2016 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the organization uniting the nation’s largest publicly owned drinking water systems, will host its annual Executive Management Conference Oct. 16-19 in Scottsdale, Ariz. This unique event is designed to meet the particular challenges of top drinking water executives,Read More

Flint Mayor to Speak at Democratic National Convention

Flint Mayor to Speak at Democratic National Convention

July 25, 2016 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

A Hillary Clinton campaign official confirmed last week that Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver is among a new group added to the lineup of speakers at the Democratic National Convention, kicking off tonight in Philadelphia, Pa. A time and date for Weaver’s speech was notRead More

NAWC Members Release Annual Water Quality Reports

NAWC Members Release Annual Water Quality Reports

July 11, 2016 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Water quality reports from member companies of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), which compare drinking water quality to state and federal standards, are now available. The reports are required annually of water providers. “These reports show private water companies have a stellar recordRead More

NRDC Report Examines Lead Violations, Slams EPA for Lack of Enforcement

NRDC Report Examines Lead Violations, Slams EPA for Lack of Enforcement

June 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

A new report released this week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) claims more than 18 million Americans got their drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015. According to the report, the problem could be more widespread than originally thought because manyRead More