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Water sector coalition supports lead replacement funding using tax-exempt bonds

Water sector coalition supports lead replacement funding using tax-exempt bonds

September 12, 2022 at 9:41 am 0 comments

According to the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), Sen. Michal Bennet’s (D-Colo.) anticipated legislation would make it easier for water systems to finance full lead service line replacements with tax-exempt bonds. Bennet’s Financing Lead Out of Water (FLOW Act) is almost identical to a version passed by the HouseRead More

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

EPA issues utility guidance for LCRR compliance

August 8, 2022 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a “Guidance for Developing and Maintaining a Service Line Inventory” to help water utilities as they work to comply with recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The document includes recommendations for public water systems to assist in identifying and tracking lead serviceRead More

The top water sector challenges in AWWA’s 2022 State of the Industry report

The top water sector challenges in AWWA’s 2022 State of the Industry report

July 19, 2022 at 8:43 am 0 comments

Continued impacts from the ongoing global pandemic, concerns about drought and water contaminants, and workforce shortages were the key issues identified in the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) annual State of the Water Industry report, which is now available. Since 2004, AWWA has published the annual State of the Water Industry Report based onRead More

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 1 comment

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