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Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

Sewer Rehab, Lead Replacement Poised to Thrive with Increased Funding, Creativity

June 6, 2022 at 6:30 am 0 comments

By Tiffany Harrison & Wayne Hofmann The combination of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has delivered a potent one-two punch for the water and sewer sectors.  ARPA provides more than $350 billion in financial assistance, with water and sewer projects among eligibleRead More

Brita partners with municipalities to aid water filtration amid industry’s lead efforts

Brita partners with municipalities to aid water filtration amid industry’s lead efforts

June 2, 2022 at 9:58 am 0 comments

In May, Brita, a supplier of at-home water filtration products, announced an expanded partnership program with municipalities across the United States. Prompted by EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Revision, more testing and inventorying of lead services lines is being mandated, and some cities with lead in their drinking water areRead More

Could Pittsburgh’s lead replacement program serve as model for the country?

Could Pittsburgh’s lead replacement program serve as model for the country?

April 25, 2022 at 8:42 am 0 comments

Local, state and federal leaders gathered in Pittsburgh this month to highlight the progress of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) lead line replacement program and applaud plans for removing lead lines from every daycare in Pittsburgh. Since PWSA established its Community Lead Response program in 2016, it has replacedRead More

AMWA: New legislation would ease financing of LSL replacement

AMWA: New legislation would ease financing of LSL replacement

March 14, 2022 at 8:29 am 0 comments

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) this month expressed strong support for H.R. 6985, the Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW) Act, new legislation announced by Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) during his remarks at AMWA’s recent Water Policy Conference. The new legislation would reduce administrative burdens faced by drinking waterRead More

City of Newark completes lead service line replacement program

City of Newark completes lead service line replacement program

February 25, 2022 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Earlier in February, the City of Newark, New Jersey’s Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) program announced it had completed nearly 24,000 replacements citywide in less than three years at no cost to residents. On Feb. 11, the city celebrated this project milestone with several prominent figures including Mayor Ras Baraka,Read More

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

February 23, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

With the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions in Effect, What’s on the Horizon for Lead Service Line Replacement? Lead is back under the microscope in the U.S. water sector. Since the water crisis in Flint, Michigan that began in 2014, it’s been a hot button issue for drinking water utilities.Read More

BlueConduit, SimpleLab team up to locate, remove lead

BlueConduit, SimpleLab team up to locate, remove lead

January 21, 2022 at 9:15 am 0 comments

In December, BlueConduit and SimpleLab announced a new alliance aimed at enabling water utilities and engineering consultants to meet water testing requirements and inventory for lead service lines through a more cost-effective and efficient process. “BlueConduit and SimpleLab share aligned goals: protecting public health and increasing trust in tap water.Read More

Water industry veteran, WF&M contributor Greg Baird joins BlueConduit

Water industry veteran, WF&M contributor Greg Baird joins BlueConduit

January 17, 2022 at 8:55 am 0 comments

Water industry veteran Greg Baird is joining water analytics company BlueConduit as its executive director of national lead service line inventory and replacement, the company announced recently. BlueConduit says Baird’s leadership will combine water infrastructure asset management, artificial intelligence modeling and water infrastructure finance to help communities remove lead pipes.Read More

Is There a Role for Trenchless Technologies in LCR Compliance?

Is There a Role for Trenchless Technologies in LCR Compliance?

January 3, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Jonathon Meyer The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) revisions that are currently under consideration are anticipated to have far-reaching implications on the capital and operating costs of cities, towns and agencies with lead service lines (LSLs). The full replacement of LSLs will be anRead More

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

Biden’s EPA takes further action to mandate LSL replacement

January 3, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Dec. 16, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) long-awaited Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) took effect, nearly a year after they were finalized by the then-outgoing Trump Administration. The Biden administration marked the occasion by announcing a new Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan that will seek to achieveRead More