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Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

Legal Corner: Water systems contaminated with PFAS seek compensation through multidistrict litigation

August 9, 2021 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Water system providers across the United States have joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) suit claiming that their water supplies are contaminated with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). These chemicals have been used for decades to extinguish chemical or petroleum fires at military bases, airports, andRead More

House passes PFAS Action Act, but there’s one problem

House passes PFAS Action Act, but there’s one problem

July 26, 2021 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Last week, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish national drinking water standards for regulating harmful forever chemicals, known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), that are linked to kidney, liver and other health problems. By designating the chemical asRead More

County begins operations on first PFAS extraction plant

County begins operations on first PFAS extraction plant

July 6, 2021 at 9:43 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) and the City of Fullerton have begun operation of the Kimberly Well 1A PFAS Treatment Plant, Orange County’s first wellhead filtration treatment plant to remove perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from local well water. PFOA and PFOS are manmade, heat-resistantRead More

PFAS, Emerging Contaminants & How Polluters Are Paying Municipalities for Water Remediation Costs

PFAS, Emerging Contaminants & How Polluters Are Paying Municipalities for Water Remediation Costs

June 14, 2021 at 9:26 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell Toxic manmade chemicals, like per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and 1,2,3-Tricholoropropane (TCP), are showing up in water systems across the US. It’s not new, but it has become more common, as municipalities are now increasing mandatory testing due to new state and federal regulations. These new regulationsRead More

Orange County PFAS pilot project recognized by ACWA

Orange County PFAS pilot project recognized by ACWA

May 24, 2021 at 7:33 am 0 comments

At the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) 2021 Virtual Spring Conference and Exhibition, the Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) received the Clair A. Hill Agency Award for Excellence, which recognized the district for launching the nation’s largest per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pilot testing program. Every year,Read More

New report underscores cost impact of PFAS on POTWs, biosolids facilities

New report underscores cost impact of PFAS on POTWs, biosolids facilities

November 2, 2020 at 6:49 am 0 comments

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has released a new report by CDM Smith in collaboration with NACWA, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the North East Biosolids and Residuals Association (NEBRA) that quantifies the cost impacts of PFAS policies and regulations at 29 publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) andRead More

City of Anaheim, Brown and Caldwell to partner on PFAS removal project

City of Anaheim, Brown and Caldwell to partner on PFAS removal project

September 10, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

The City of Anaheim, California, has enlisted Brown and Caldwell to provide owner advisory services for the design-build delivery of multiple groundwater treatment plants. The new facilities will play a key role in Anaheim’s compliance with recent state Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulations and ensure water supplies continue toRead More

Legal Corner: Billions to Clean Up Contaminated Water…Who’s Going to Pay for That?

Legal Corner: Billions to Clean Up Contaminated Water…Who’s Going to Pay for That?

June 8, 2020 at 9:11 am 0 comments

By Katie Jones & Stephanie Biehl Flint, Michigan, is now synonymous with “water crisis.” Unfortunately, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In communities across the country, countless other water crises are unfolding, though with different chemical contaminants and, in many cases, clear fingerprints pointing to those who caused the problem.Read More

Associations support positive regulatory determination on PFAS

Associations support positive regulatory determination on PFAS

June 8, 2020 at 8:59 am 0 comments

Nine leading water associations are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use “sound science and robust analyses” as it evaluates drinking water standards for two per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS). In a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), Association of Metropolitan WaterRead More

California water agencies remove wells following new PFAS requirements  

California water agencies remove wells following new PFAS requirements  

February 10, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Local water agencies in Orange County, California, announced last week they are voluntarily taking dozens of groundwater wells out of service following a state decision to lower the drinking water Response Levels (RLs) for two legacy chemicals recently found in very low concentrations in water supplies throughout California. The CaliforniaRead More