Post Tagged with: "water quality"

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

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

A Legal History of PFAS

A Legal History of PFAS

August 8, 2022 at 9:39 am 0 comments

It took one lawsuit to expose the toxicity of PFAS. And more than two decades of litigation to begin to address the harm it has caused. By Michael DiGiannantonio In 1999, a farmer in West Virginia, Wilbur Tennant, filed the first lawsuit against DuPont for contaminating water with perfluorooctanoic acidRead More

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

Everything You Need to Know about EPA’s New Health Advisories for PFOA, PFOS

July 11, 2022 at 5:45 am 0 comments

By Ashley Campbell & Seth Mansergh The EPA recently announced new health advisories for the two most commonly found forms of PFAS, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), to 0.004 parts per trillion (ppt) and 0.02 ppt, respectively. Reductions in these levels had been expected since October 2021,Read More

Reducing Water Loss at a World-Class Resort

Reducing Water Loss at a World-Class Resort

July 8, 2022 at 6:09 am 0 comments

British Columbia Municipality Takes Proactive Approach to Water Loss, Pairing Inline and External Leak Detection Solutions By Justin Hebner & Chris Wike The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is nestled in the scenic Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. When RMOW was incorporated in 1975, fewer than 1,000 people livedRead More

BGSU students take algal bloom research to Kenya

BGSU students take algal bloom research to Kenya

June 28, 2022 at 8:04 am 0 comments

As a team of researchers from Bowling Green State University in western Ohio travel to Kenya, two BGSU students and one 2022 graduate are also working to perform individualized, high-level research of their own into a scientific issue that greatly impacts every day human life. First-year Biological Sciences doctoral student Kate Brown,Read More

Transforming Water: Pure Water Soquel Embraces One Water Approach

Transforming Water: Pure Water Soquel Embraces One Water Approach

June 20, 2022 at 8:51 am 0 comments

By Melanie Mow Schumacher, Dave Carlson & Ashu Shirolkar Water management strategies tend to evolve gradually with slowly changing community needs. That’s rare in California, where continued population growth and prolonged drought exacerbated by climate change have sparked dramatic change, through initiatives such as the Pure Water San Diego programRead More

EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS

EPA announces new drinking water health advisories for PFAS

June 20, 2022 at 8:48 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Joe Biden’s action plan to deliver clean water and EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. The agency also announced that it is inviting states and territoriesRead More

WEF recognizes utilities for reducing nutrient loading to waterways

WEF recognizes utilities for reducing nutrient loading to waterways

May 26, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is recognizing 15 utilities for significantly reducing nutrient pollution, one of the leading problems for the health of waterways across the United States.  The utilities were selected through Nutrient Smart (NSmart), a collaboration between WEF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize utilitiesRead More

Smart Lake Erie Watershed expanding with help from local Cleveland partners

Smart Lake Erie Watershed expanding with help from local Cleveland partners

May 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

In 2021, Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA), Cleveland Water, and LimnoTech activated the Smart Lake Erie Watershed, an award-winning regional smart water monitoring network – the first in the nation – to inform and improve public health, safety, utility operations, supply chain management and water security throughout Greater Cleveland.  Today, four smart buoys monitor waterRead More