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Dec 29 2021
The amount of lead in the drinking water in North Jersey, New Jersey, has fallen to its lowest level in at least 30 years, according to executives of…
Dec 16 2021
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan announced that the agency will begin developing a new regulation to better…
Only around half of parents know the last time their child's school tested its drinking water for lead.
Only around half of parents know the last time their child's school tested its drinking water for lead.
Dec 10 2021
It has been almost seven years since the U.S. was rocked by the news of widespread lead contamination of the drinking water supply in Flint, Mich.…
Dec 8 2021
A new water quality alliance between BlueConduit and SimpleLab will enable water utilities and engineering consultants to meet their water testing…
Nov 29 2021
Governor Gretchen Whitmer proposed a $300 million expansion of the MI Clean Water Plan. The expansion would provide communities with the resources…
Nov 16 2021
By the time you read this, the Lead & Copper Rule Revision (LCRR) effective date will be quickly approaching on Dec. 16, 2021. Starting on this…
Nov 15 2021
A judge approved a $626 million settlement for Flint residents and others exposed to lead contaminated water. According to NPR, the majority of the…
Nov 15 2021
The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed the House last week provides $15 billion for the replacement of lead service…
Nov 11 2021
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative has released a statement urging Congress to take immediate action on the Build Back Better…
Nov 3 2021
The U.S. EPA issued an order under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act to the city of Benton Harbor, Michigan, due to serious violations and…
Sep 28 2021
Engineers at MIT have developed a new approach to removing lead or other heavy-metal contaminants from water. According to MIT, the new process is…
Sep 14 2021
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to use $20 million in Benton Harbor, Michigan, to replace its lead pipes. According to The Detroit News, Whitmer would…
Sep 9 2021
On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which still…
Jul 26 2021
New Jersey will replace all its lead water pipes within the next decade as part of a new plan. This is specifically part of a three-bill package…
Jun 16 2021
EPA is delaying the January 16, 2024 compliance date established in the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) to October 16, 2024, according to a…
May 27 2021
The U.S. EPA announced ten communities that have been selected for virtual roundtable discussions on EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Revisions. The…
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
Bob Crossen, senior managing editor
May 13 2021
Can you feel the energy? The month of March was filled with big hitter news stories regarding the future of the water industry on a weekly basis. We…
May 10 2021
A U.S. District Court judge ordered McKinleyville, California-based construction firm Kernen Construction Co. to pay over $2 million in civil…
Apr 29 2021
The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) awarded a $1.7 million grant to the New Kensington water authority to replace lead…
Apr 23 2021
On Apr. 25, 2014, Flint, Michigan, switched its water source from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Flint River temporarily. This…
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