Post Tagged with: "water quality"

EPA finalizes rule it says will prevent inactive PFAS from reentering commerce

EPA finalizes rule it says will prevent inactive PFAS from reentering commerce

January 15, 2024 at 8:15 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a rule that prevents companies from starting or resuming the manufacture or processing of 329 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have not been made or used for many years without a complete EPA review and riskRead More

EPA releases annual report reviewing action on PFAS

EPA releases annual report reviewing action on PFAS

December 14, 2023 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its second annual report on PFAS progress, which the agency said highlights significant accomplishments achieved under its PFAS Strategic Roadmap and aligns with the Biden-Harris Administration’s all of government strategy to protect communities from the impacts ofRead More

How to Ensure Accuracy in Detecting Contaminants

How to Ensure Accuracy in Detecting Contaminants

October 18, 2023 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

By Theresa Bellish Worldwide, water utility managers must constantly pivot as external factors affect our water sources. Emerging contaminants like PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) and chemicals coming from illegal dumping and accidental leaks have become more prevalent as climate change causes extreme weather inRead More

WATCH: Saving the Ratepayer Money…With Optimization

WATCH: Saving the Ratepayer Money…With Optimization

September 7, 2023 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Shaun Thompson, Strategic Account Manager-Water/Wastewater at Badger Meter, joins us for a new episode of Water Finance & Management Conversations. We talk to Thompson about his previous position working on the utility side in wastewater treatment. He also walks us through some ways operators areRead More

EPA releases initial nationwide monitoring data on 29 PFAS and lithium

EPA releases initial nationwide monitoring data on 29 PFAS and lithium

August 28, 2023 at 7:20 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this month released the first set of data collected under the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5). In the latest action to deliver on EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap, UCMR 5 will provide new data that will improve EPA’s understandingRead More

Survey: Communication key in consumer perception of water safety

Survey: Communication key in consumer perception of water safety

August 7, 2023 at 8:05 am 0 comments

According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), consumers who remember receiving a recent communication from their water utilities are more than three times as likely to report their water’s safety has improved. The MayRead More

USGS study estimates 45% of U.S. tap water contains PFAS

USGS study estimates 45% of U.S. tap water contains PFAS

July 10, 2023 at 6:00 am 0 comments

According to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), at least 45 percent of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of PFAS “present” in its system. Not all PFAS (there are reportedly more 12,000 different types) canRead More

Sensus to release new ultrasonic meter

Sensus to release new ultrasonic meter

June 20, 2023 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Sensus, a Xylem brand, is set to release Cordonel®, a new ultrasonic water meter designed for commercial and industrial accounts to better control water loss and keep costs affordable. Cordonel uses a patented technology that Sensus said can accurately measure low-to-high-volume flow. The unique flowRead More

AWWA: EPA ‘should consider withdrawing’ proposed NPDWR for PFOA, PFOS

AWWA: EPA ‘should consider withdrawing’ proposed NPDWR for PFOA, PFOS

June 5, 2023 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

In public comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, two water sector associations representing the drinking water sector offered strong recommendations to the agency’s proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for PFAS. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and AssociationRead More

PFAS in the Crosshairs

PFAS in the Crosshairs

May 22, 2023 at 6:30 am 0 comments

Examining EPA’s Proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water In the world of water utility finance, it’s widely known that ratepayers like residents and businesses represent the primary source of revenue for local water and sewer systems. Therefore, when regulatory mandates comeRead More