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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

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