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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

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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 to consume tap water without filters.Read More

NACWA Lays Out Clean Water Objectives for New Administration

NACWA Lays Out Clean Water Objectives for New Administration

August 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) forwarded letters this week to both the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign and the Donald Trump Presidential Campaign outlining key municipal clean water issues the Association would like to see discussed by the candidates in the current election season. The letters highlight that,Read More

Six Charged with Felonies in Flint Water Crisis

Six Charged with Felonies in Flint Water Crisis

July 29, 2016 at 11:42 am 0 comments

Six state employees were criminally charged in district court Friday in connection with the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Mich. Three employees of Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and three state health department workers were charged with concealing unsafe lead levels. Genesee County Judge Nathaniel C. Perry III authorizedRead 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 not immediately made available. “Mayor WeaverRead More

DWSRF, WIFIA Funding Would Increase Under House Spending Bill

DWSRF, WIFIA Funding Would Increase Under House Spending Bill

July 18, 2016 at 9:39 am 0 comments

In July, the House of Representatives approved fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Interior-EPA appropriations legislation that includes tens of millions of additional dollars for drinking water infrastructure, but a presidential veto threat and Congress’ departure for a seven-week recess make the bill’s potential uncertain. The bill would fund EPA and Interior Department activitiesRead More

Flint Plans to Replace 250 Lead Lines

Flint Plans to Replace 250 Lead Lines

July 18, 2016 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver plans to ask city council to approve contracts to hire two companies to replace no more than 250 lines in the hopes of controlling future costs, according to a Detroit Free Press report last week. The city had initially hoped to replace as many as 500 pipes using $2Read 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 many water systems known to haveRead More

Risk Communications Expert Dr. Randall Hyer to Speak at ACE16

Risk Communications Expert Dr. Randall Hyer to Speak at ACE16

June 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0 comments

One of North America’s foremost risk communications experts, Dr. Randall Hyer, will gather with public officials overseeing water on June 21 to share science-based approaches for communicating about lead in the aftermath of the Flint, Mich., incident. Hyer’s presentation is part of the Public Officials Breakfast & Caucus at theRead More

The Low Income Water Affordability Challenge…An Issue that Impacts All Utilities

The Low Income Water Affordability Challenge…An Issue that Impacts All Utilities

June 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

By Adam Krantz & Nathan Gardner-Andrews All of us in the water sector have reacted with a combination of horror, deep concern and confusion as the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., played out in recent months. The worst municipal water crisis in the United States in decades has become aRead More