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Flint to replace 18,000 water lines

April 17, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

A federal judge recently approved a deal to replace water lines for 18,000 homes in Flint, Mich. It’s the latest in some positive news for the city’s water crisis in recent months following the approval of $100 million in funding to help Flint improve its water system. The cost forRead More

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

Michigan: An Example for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan?

March 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

The State of Michigan is Getting Very Serious about Water Infrastructure, Restoring Public Trust & Protecting Ratepayers –By Gregory M. Baird– A shockwave occurred in the U.S. water industry as the toxic lead findings sent a media mushroom cloud over Flint Michigan. Every water utility in America convened fact findingRead More

EPA makes $100 million grant for Flint official

EPA makes $100 million grant for Flint official

March 21, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $100 million grant to the City of Flint, Mich., to help the community continue to improve the quality of its drinking water system after it was contaminated with excessive lead levels in 2014 resulting a nationally-publicized crisis. In December, PresidentRead More

Michigan governor signs public notice bill for contaminated water

Michigan governor signs public notice bill for contaminated water

January 9, 2017 at 11:58 am 0 comments

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder visited Flint on Friday, signing legislation that will require communities in the state to be more promptly notified in the event of a water contamination, such as elevated lead levels. The bill aims to avoid events like the public outreach catastrophe that worsened the Flint waterRead More

More charges in Flint water crisis

More charges in Flint water crisis

December 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

New charges were filed in December in connection with the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich. State attorney general Bill Schuette announced charges against four defendants, including two former state-appointed emergency managers from Flint, as part of his ongoing criminal investigation. This marks the fourth round of charges announced byRead More

Obama signs WIIN Act authorizing Flint funding

Obama signs WIIN Act authorizing Flint funding

December 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

In December, President Barack Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law. The bill authorizes $170 million for communities facing drinking water emergencies, including funding for Flint, Mich., to recover from the lead contamination in its drinking water system.   The legislation also authorizes otherRead More

New bill would reduce allowable lead levels in public water systems

New bill would reduce allowable lead levels in public water systems

November 28, 2016 at 10:06 am 0 comments

Under new legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) this month, the allowable level of lead in water would eventually drop by two-thirds, and every day care facility and school in the country would be tested annually. Kildee’s bill would also require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) toRead More

EPA Too Slow to Act on Flint, Inspector General Says

EPA Too Slow to Act on Flint, Inspector General Says

November 7, 2016 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

A recently released report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General details the agency’s lack of swift action in initially communicating the water crisis in Flint, Mich., to the public in 2015. The report, issued by EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr., maintains that EPARead More

Water Sector Awaits WRDA Approval in Congress

Water Sector Awaits WRDA Approval in Congress

October 3, 2016 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 (H.R. 5303). The bill is comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to address the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water resources infrastructure. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 399Read More

Flint Water

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 to consume tap water without filters.Read More

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