Post Tagged with: "Safe Drinking Water Act"

Group launches campaign to commemorate Safe Drinking Water Act anniversary

Group launches campaign to commemorate Safe Drinking Water Act anniversary

May 7, 2024 at 10:35 am 0 comments

The Water & Health Advisory Council (the council), a multidisciplinary group of drinking water experts, recently announced the launch of a national campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act and provide guidance to lawmakers on the future of drinking water safety inRead More

Commentary: New Drinking Water Data Uncovers Flaws in EPA’s Proposed PFAS Rules

Commentary: New Drinking Water Data Uncovers Flaws in EPA’s Proposed PFAS Rules

January 8, 2024 at 7:15 am 1 comment

| By Chad Seidel Recently released drinking water quality testing data calls into doubt major assumptions underpinning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed National Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS. Most importantly, these water quality testing results from water systems across the UnitedRead More

What Are Water Utilities & States Doing with Compliance Data?

What Are Water Utilities & States Doing with Compliance Data?

November 13, 2023 at 6:35 am 0 comments

A Scathing Critique. A review of “Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation for the Modern Era,” by author Cynthia Giles, published by Oxford University Press. | By G. Tracy Mehan, III Former Obama EPA enforcement chief Cynthia Giles has written a very challenging, well-documented critique ofRead More

EPA issues order to Baltimore for SDWA compliance

EPA issues order to Baltimore for SDWA compliance

May 18, 2023 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a unilateral administrative order (UAO) to the City of Baltimore to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) safeguards designed to protect public health from “illnesses linked to Cryptosporidium, Giardia and other bacteria from animal waste whichRead More

ASDWA resource provides definition of ‘disadvantaged community’ by state under SDWA

ASDWA resource provides definition of ‘disadvantaged community’ by state under SDWA

July 18, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

ASDWA has announced the launch of its new Environmental Justice webpage. The webpage includes ASDWA’s environmental justice strategy, developed by ASDWA’s members and staff and will guide the association’s work in the future, as well as a variety of resources related to environmental justice and drinkingRead More

Commentary: What Our Nation’s Drinking Water Systems Need Now

Commentary: What Our Nation’s Drinking Water Systems Need Now

May 31, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

By Chad Seidel Our nation’s drinking water infrastructure is in desperate need of attention. Last year, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave our water system a C- and their economic study found that the annual drinking water and wastewater investment gap will eventually grow to $434Read More

NAWC supports Sens. Duckworth, Braun legislation for SDWA compliance

NAWC supports Sens. Duckworth, Braun legislation for SDWA compliance

October 21, 2019 at 10:42 am 0 comments

Recently, U.S. Sens. Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Braun (R-Ind.) introduced the bipartisan Voluntary Water Partnerships for Distressed Communities Act to encourage utilities struggling with water quality issues to seek help from other water systems. Many community water systems, especially small utilities, struggle to stay in compliance withRead More

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

EPA: $473 billion needed for drinking water

April 9, 2018 at 9:26 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its sixth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment, and the results show that nearly $473 billion is needed over the next 20 years to improve drinking water infrastructure in the United States. The agency is required under theRead 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 DecemberRead More

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

July 17, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment concluded markup recently on legislation that would make a series of minor reforms to the Safe Drinking Water Act while reauthorizing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The unanimously-approved Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017 authorizes spending upRead More