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Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

Rail strike again looms, putting chlorine shipments at risk

November 28, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

After averting a strike between railroad operators and labor union representatives in September, another potential strike is again threatening to put water utility supply chains at risk. According to the unions, a strike could begin as early as Dec. 9 unless Congress intervenes. In a recent report from E&E News,Read More

WSSC treatment facilities get award for nutrient removal, performance

WSSC treatment facilities get award for nutrient removal, performance

November 7, 2022 at 8:33 am 0 comments

Two prominent water industry organizations recently recognized five of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs – formerly known as wastewater treatment plants) for outstanding performance.   The Water Environment Federation (WEF) awarded WSSC Water’s Seneca WRRF the Project Excellence Award. WEF’s annual Project Excellence Award paysRead More

NACWA, EPA, local leaders celebrate success stories as Clean Water Act turns 50

NACWA, EPA, local leaders celebrate success stories as Clean Water Act turns 50

October 18, 2022 at 9:12 am 0 comments

Leading members of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) took part in a national news conference this month, drawing attention to the impact of 10 major rain and flood events in 2022 and examining how the aggregate effect of climate change and arising operational challenges in the waterRead More

Water, wastewater systems recognized by Utility of the Future Today program

Water, wastewater systems recognized by Utility of the Future Today program

October 5, 2022 at 6:15 am 0 comments

The forward-thinking initiatives of 34 water utilities are being recognized by the Water Environment Federation and other organizations as Utilities Of The Future Today as they reimagine partnerships and community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy and nutrients. The Utility of the Future Today recognitionRead More

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

AMWA CEO: “Major public health crisis” averted as rail strike agreement reached

September 20, 2022 at 9:49 am 0 comments

The water utility sector is applauding a tentative agreement between railroad operators and their union representatives, which averted a work stoppage that would have halted chlorine shipments to water systems and put public health at risk. “This agreement has averted a major public health crisis,” Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies CEO TomRead More

Water sector identifies gaps in PFAS research

Water sector identifies gaps in PFAS research

September 19, 2022 at 8:51 am 0 comments

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in August issued a request for information from interested parties to identify data what it called gaps in research and development regarding several aspects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The office said the comments received through this request willRead More

Stantec Institute to develop framework to analyze impacts of PFAS on wastewater

Stantec Institute to develop framework to analyze impacts of PFAS on wastewater

September 12, 2022 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has selected the Stantec Institute for Water Technology & Policy to develop a cost analysis for estimating the effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on wastewater and biosolids management across the United States. The project will demonstrate compliance costs and illustrateRead More

EPA proposes rule designating PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

EPA proposes rule designating PFOA, PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA

September 6, 2022 at 8:44 am 0 comments

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Aug. 26 released a pre-publication version of a rule that would designate the two most common per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) — as hazardous substances under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA orRead More

Washington Report: Senate approves Water Resources Development Act package

Washington Report: Senate approves Water Resources Development Act package

August 1, 2022 at 8:28 am 0 comments

The Senate last week approved its 2022 version of the Water Resources Development Act, biennial legislation that authorizes a variety of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects and studies. The Senate’s amended version of H.R. 7776 passed by a tally of 93–1, and it will now be usedRead More

2022 Water Finance Conference to convene utility leaders, water finance professionals

2022 Water Finance Conference to convene utility leaders, water finance professionals

August 1, 2022 at 5:30 am 0 comments

Registration is open for 8th annual event in Washington, D.C. The agenda for the 2022 Water Finance Conference will highlight a number of current issues impacting the capital planning of water/wastewater systems in the United States including Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act fund distribution, water pricing and affordability, and regulatory issuesRead More