Legislation

U.S. Supreme Court appears to side with Florida in water dispute with Georgia
Jan 9 2018

Florida and Georgia have long been mired in a water dispute, and this...

Managing Editor Bob Crossen writes about legislation and federal regulation
Dec 6 2017

State and federal regulations and compliance are the most important topic of 2018. Or so say the 271 respondents of this years’ Water & Wastes...

AWWA calls for legislation
Oct 11 2017

With excess nutrients impacting water quality nationwide, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) urged U.S. Congress to use the upcoming Farm...

National parks release report on bottled water ban
Sep 26 2017

The National Park Service released a report on the ban on the sale of disposable water bottles at U.S. national parks. The report showed that the...

Rural, urban communities benefit from WIFIA funding
Jul 25 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited 12 projects in nine states to apply for...

Tracy Mehan's article for AWWA
Jul 12 2017

This column is derived from remarks delivered to the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) Board of Directors at the annual Conference &...

May 16 2017

As I contemplated the topic for this month’s WWEMA blog, I was struggling with what “news” I should report to the WWEMA membership in our weekly...

ge, digital water solutions, policy, regulations
Apr 13 2017

As water utilities begin to explore digital solutions as a conduit to water and energy sustainability, GE Water & Process Technologies...

wiin, webinar, epa, draft strategic plan, water, systems
Mar 13 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will host a webinar to review a draft strategic plan that identifies roles and...

Apr 25 2005

The House approved a sweeping energy bill Thursday aimed at increasing domestic production. The bill includes provisions to allow oil drilling in...

Apr 4 2005

Officials in East Alton, Ill., have settled for $8 million from a group of oil companies for contaminating a water supply well.

The lawsuit...

May 24 2004

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has proposed to redirect $55 million originally allocated to states for bioterrorism preparedness...

May 12 2004

The Los Angeles City Council has approved an amended water rate ordinance -- representing an 11 percent increase in water rates -- proposed by the...

Mar 12 2004

A bill approved by the Senate Natural Resources & Environment Committee this month could make it easier for landowners to disturb stream...

Feb 16 2004

After close to five decades of citizens and legislators in Hawaii diligently defending their right to drinking water free of intentional...

Jan 23 2004

Governor Jennifer Granholm is seeking approval from the Michigan State Legislature on an ambitious, broad-ranging water protection offensive....

Aug 27 2003

Attorney General Terry Goddard and Arizona lawmakers are using the recent gasoline price hike in the state to springboard legislation that would...