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This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

This AWWA video helps consumers understand risks of lead in drinking water

March 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has released an animated whiteboard explainer that helps consumers understand how to protect their households from the risk of lead in drinking water. “Your water utility strives to provide safe and healthy water for your home,” the animation states. “We all play a role in keepingRead More

120WaterAudit nominated for tech awards

120WaterAudit nominated for tech awards

February 14, 2019 at 11:58 am 0 comments

120WaterAudit has been nominated for two TechPoint Mira Awards for New Tech of the Year and its Scale-Up of the Year honor. The TechPoint Mira Awards formed from the merging of two IT industry organizations in Indiana and honor technology innovation annually in the state. 120WaterAudit’s Public Water System Platform wasRead More

DC Water to offer new lead service line replacement program

DC Water to offer new lead service line replacement program

December 10, 2018 at 7:00 am 0 comments

DC Water has announced plans to work closely with the District government to implement a new lead service replacement program that offers free and discounted replacements of lead water service pipes on private property for thousands of homes across the city. The program will be implemented once it is fundedRead More

Managing Lead Compliance

Managing Lead Compliance

November 5, 2018 at 11:59 am 0 comments

Efficiently Managing Lead Testing and Data Collection Is Becoming More Prevalent for Water Utilities as LCR Mandates Evolve Professionals across the U.S. water sector would likely admit that while it was a catastrophic event, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, stemming from 2014, pushed the topic of water infrastructure intoRead More

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

EPA’s Pruitt calls on WIFIA to leverage funding for lead removal

April 30, 2018 at 10:43 am 0 comments

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt hopes to use the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program to support as much as $4 billion worth of funding annually for communities to remove lead service lines. Pruitt’s statements to members of Congress came last week during the course of two hearings beforeRead More

EPA awards grants to research lead in drinking water

EPA awards grants to research lead in drinking water

April 30, 2018 at 10:01 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced nearly $4 million in funding to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Va., and the Water Research Foundation in Denver, Colo., to research strategies to detect and eliminate lead exposure in drinking water. “Lead exposure is one ofRead More

AWWA releases new standard for lead service lines

AWWA releases new standard for lead service lines

November 27, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the release of a new standard to assist communities in managing lead risks, Replacement and Flushing of Lead Services Lines (ANSI/AWWA C810-17). Developed by the AWWA’s Standards Subcommittee on Lead Service Lines and approved by the American National Standards Institute, C810-17 provides guidance forRead More

EPA outlines new requirements for lead outreach

EPA outlines new requirements for lead outreach

August 7, 2017 at 9:50 am 0 comments

A new strategic plan released by the U.S. EPA outlines the process for EPA, primacy agencies and drinking water utilities to “provide targeted outreach, education, technical assistance and risk communication to populations affected by lead in drinking water.” The new requirements are in accordance with the December 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements forRead More

ACE DuraFlo launches ‘LeadSmart’ program

ACE DuraFlo launches ‘LeadSmart’ program

May 15, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

ACE DuraFlo Systems, a national franchisor of potable water pipe rehabilitation services, has announced the launch of its LeadSmart program. The LeadSmart program includes onsite water testing services for lead, a remediation action plan and certification of compliance for lead in drinking water. LeadSmart Lead Protection Plan provides multiple levelsRead More

Flint Water

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