Post Tagged with: "Drinking Water"

EPA issues order to Baltimore for SDWA compliance

EPA issues order to Baltimore for SDWA compliance

May 18, 2023 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a unilateral administrative order (UAO) to the City of Baltimore to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) safeguards designed to protect public health from “illnesses linked to Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other bacteria from animal waste whichRead More

Stantec hired to lead water system improvements in Jackson

Stantec hired to lead water system improvements in Jackson

April 17, 2023 at 7:45 am 0 comments

Stantec has been selected by JXN Water, LLC to lead the analysis and design of improvements to the water distribution system serving the residents of Jackson, Mississippi. The project is part of a federal effort to address the ongoing water crisis that has plagued theRead More

In 2016, DC Water issued a unique $25 million Environmental Impact Bond, the proceeds of which went to green infrastructure projects to reduce the flow of stormwater into the Potomac River.

PFAS is Lining Up to be the Most Expensive Environmental Hazard in History

March 15, 2023 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Michael DiGiannantonio The U.S. EPA has released its proposed maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) – two common types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Under the proposed MCLs, drinking water utilities across the country would be forcedRead More

EPA Headquarters building at the Federal Triangle in Washington, DC.

EPA to ‘aggressively confront’ PFAS with first-ever proposed standard

March 14, 2023 at 11:30 am 0 comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is proposing the first-ever national drinking water standard for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” The much anticipated announcement is the latest action under President Joe Biden’s plan to combat PFAS pollution andRead More

AMWA supports legislation to spur WaterISAC participation 

AMWA supports legislation to spur WaterISAC participation 

March 10, 2023 at 2:15 pm 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) this week announced its support for a bicameral bill that it said would encourage and support the participation of drinking water and wastewater systems in the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC). The Water System Threat PreparednessRead More

EPA: $2 billion in grants available to combat emerging contaminants

EPA: $2 billion in grants available to combat emerging contaminants

February 21, 2023 at 9:25 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $2 billion from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address emerging contaminants like Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in drinking water across the country. The investment, which is allocated to states and territories,Read More

Biden-Harris admin announces $340 million for Philly water projects

Biden-Harris admin announces $340 million for Philly water projects

February 13, 2023 at 9:53 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a $340 million financing commitment to upgrade the City of Philadelphia’s aging drinking water infrastructure, including replacing customers’ lead service lines. The agency says a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) low-interest loan will jumpstart theRead More

Massachusetts town files suit over PFAS contamination

Massachusetts town files suit over PFAS contamination

February 13, 2023 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The Town of Wayland, Massachusetts, has announced it has filed a lawsuit against multiple manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of products containing per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The defendants in the lawsuit are 3M Company, E.I.Read More

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

EPA, Biden-Harris admin launch new LSL initiatives

January 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new initiative to accelerate progress toward the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of achieving 100 percent lead service line removal and replacement. The “Lead Service Line Replacement Accelerators” initiative was introduced during a White House event with ViceRead More

EPA grant funding available for small water systems

EPA grant funding available for small water systems

December 20, 2022 at 6:43 am 0 comments

In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $25.7 million in grant funding for organizations to provide technical assistance and training to support small drinking water and wastewater systems that are often located in rural communities. EPA’s funding will help ensureRead More