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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

Lead pipe detection innovators awarded grants

Lead pipe detection innovators awarded grants

October 2, 2023 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Three companies that are innovating methods to non-invasively detect lead service lines were awarded grants totaling $75,000 in September from the Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA) as part of the organization’s 2023 Open Innovation Challenge. The CWA’s Open Innovation Challenge, essentially a Request for Technology ConceptsRead More

Survey: Communication key in consumer perception of water safety

Survey: Communication key in consumer perception of water safety

August 7, 2023 at 8:05 am 0 comments

According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), consumers who remember receiving a recent communication from their water utilities are more than three times as likely to report their water’s safety has improved. The MayRead More

USGS study estimates 45% of U.S. tap water contains PFAS

USGS study estimates 45% of U.S. tap water contains PFAS

July 10, 2023 at 6:00 am 0 comments

According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), at least 45 percent of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of PFAS “present” in its system. Not all PFAS (there are reportedly more 12,000 different types) canRead More

City of Miramichi wins annual Best of the Best Taste Test at ACE

City of Miramichi wins annual Best of the Best Taste Test at ACE

June 16, 2023 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

The City of Miramichi in New Brunswick, Canada, won the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Best of the Best Water Taste Test. The City of Emporia in Emporia, Kansas, was named the winner of the People’s Choice Water Taste Test. The events, sponsored by BrownRead More

Jackson to get first round of $600 million in federal funds

Jackson to get first round of $600 million in federal funds

June 8, 2023 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week the City of Jackson, Miss., will receive $115 million to support critical water infrastructure investments that will help ensure safe and reliable drinking water for residents. The funding comes from a $600 million Congressional appropriation forRead More

AWWA optimistic after release of annual water sector report

AWWA optimistic after release of annual water sector report

June 7, 2023 at 11:41 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) this week released its annual State of the Water Industry report, which is now available to download for free. In recapping the results of the report, developed from the results of a survey of more than 4,000 North AmericanRead More