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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

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

Lead detector for water being developed

Lead detector for water being developed

January 30, 2017 at 7:15 am 0 comments

Mechanical engineer Junhong Chen and a team at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM), have developed a new sensor that allows for continuous monitoring and immediate detection of lead in water. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the team designed a sensor with a graphene-based nanomaterial that canRead More

Lead group launches joint effort to accelerate lead pipe removal

Lead group launches joint effort to accelerate lead pipe removal

January 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative has announced a joint effort to accelerate full removal of the lead pipes providing drinking water to millions of American homes. Composed of 23 national public health, water utility, environmental, labor, consumer, housing and state and local governmental organizations, the Collaborative released an online toolkit to help communitiesRead 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

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

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