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Apr 13 2021
The news cycle for the water industry for March was brimming with talking points, and major events that will shape the industry for quite some time…
Apr 2 2021
The U.S. EPA announced upcoming public listening sessions and roundtables to ensure that communities and stakeholders have the opportunity to provide…
Mar 31 2021
President Joe Biden is set to unveil a more than $2 trillion infrastructure package March 31, which includes $111 billion for drinking water…
Mar 26 2021
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure ACT (DWWIA) of 2021 Mar.…
Mar 22 2021
To commemorate World Water Day, the U.S. EPA announced the availability of $2.7 billion for State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to assist states, tribes,…
Mar 11 2021
The Lead & Copper Rule Revision has been years in the making and it was finally published in the Federal Register in January. But not long after…
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Mar 9 2021
UPDATED - March 22, 2021. The Action Level for copper indicated in the first consideration was incorrect at the time of publishing. It is 1.3 ppm…
Mar 9 2021
The cover story for this month is about the newly approved and published Lead & Copper Rule Revision or LCRR. It’s a critical piece of regulation…
Mar 5 2021
120Water has released new capabilities to its platform that are designed to help state regulators and utilities comply with the Lead & Copper…
Mar 4 2021
A water main replacement project to replace more lead water service lines on about 15 properties on the west side of Aurora, Illinois, is underway.…
Jan 27 2021
Newark, New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) resolved a 3-year legal battle with groups who filed suit…
Jan 20 2021
We’ve made it through the whirlwind of 2020 and into hopeful fresh beginnings in 2021. While we wait for a vaccine to the coronavirus to penetrate…
Jan 13 2021
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and ex-officials have been told they are being charged after a new investigation of the Flint…
Jan 11 2021
The U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) final update aims to better protect children and communities from the risks of lead exposure, according to…
Dec 23 2020
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working toward a day when the potential for lead in drinking water is removed from every…
Nov 27 2020
Joliet, Illinois is starting another phase of its program to replace lead service lines. Approximately 800 lead service lines will have been replaced…
Sep 29 2020
The U.S. EPA is preparing a policy change that will be pitched ahead of Election Day.  A draft of the final rule obtained by The New York Times shows…
Sep 11 2020
Chicago, Illinois’ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot launched an equity-focused lead service line replacement program. Lightfoot joined Department of Water…
Jun 26 2020
NRDC’s Flint team and data scientists Jake Abernethy, Georgia Tech and Eric Schwartz, University of Michigan have created the online, interactive …
sampling methods
Current sampling methods can be infrequent and can require several days, weeks or months before the results return to indicate an issue or problem. Real-time water quality monitoring can address that issue head on.
May 20 2020
Many cities in the U.S. have a lead contamination problem in their drinking water. This represents a serious threat to human health, particularly…
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