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AWWA, water organizations react to proposed LCR updates

AWWA, water organizations react to proposed LCR updates

October 11, 2019 at 11:19 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, which addresses lead in drinking water. David LaFrance, CEO of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), issued the following statement: The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to advancing strong consumer protections todayRead More

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EPA announces proposed revisions to Lead and Copper Rule

October 11, 2019 at 10:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday announced a proposed rule that significantly improves the actions that water systems must take to reduce lead in the nation’s drinking water. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposal at an event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This action represents the first majorRead More

Trenchless system for lead pipe replacement goes nationwide

Trenchless system for lead pipe replacement goes nationwide

September 9, 2019 at 9:21 am 0 comments

The Kobus pipe puller, an innovative trenchless technique to remove legacy pipework and replace in the same void is going big following being awarded the Abbott Innovative Product Award at the NASTT 2019 No-Dig Show in Chicago in March of this year. As the only trenchless solution to remove theRead More

ASDWA releases white paper on lead inventories

ASDWA releases white paper on lead inventories

September 4, 2019 at 11:19 am 0 comments

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), an association of state primacy agencies, has released a new white paper on developing lead service line inventories. News of the white paper’s release was noted in the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ (AMWA) Monday Morning Briefing on Sept. 2. The ASDWA paper includes aRead More

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