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The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”
The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”.
Mar 22 2019
Today, March 22, is World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind.” According to UN Water, the theme adapts the promise of the 2030…
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city
The two Chicago mayor candidates have both pledged to support legislation to address rising water rates in the city.
Mar 12 2019
On Monday, March 11, mayoral candidates Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot both pledged to support legislation to address chronic water shutoffs and…
The Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019 has been introduced
The Water Quality Protection and Jobs Creation Act of 2019 has been introduced.
Mar 8 2019
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) has joined other major clean water organizations in supporting the bipartisan introduction…
A new bill could help promote aware of sewage pollution in public waters
A new bill could help promote aware of sewage pollution in public waters.
Mar 6 2019
In Massachusetts, about 200 active outfall pipes located in 18 cities discharge billions of gallons of sewage annually. According to WBUR, scientists…
A top water regulator in Nevada has denied nine applications to expand the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center groundwater use
A top water regulator in Nevada has denied nine applications to expand the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center groundwater use.
Feb 27 2019
Last month, Nevada’s top water regulator denied multiple applications to expand an industrial center’s groundwater use. According to The Nevada…
The CEO of WatergenUSA says his company is able to help water crisis in places such as California and Flint, Mich.
The CEO of WatergenUSA says his company is able to help the water crisis in places such as California and Flint, Mich.
Feb 21 2019
California Governor Gavin Newsom has recently signed an emergency drinking water bill at Riverview Elementary School in Fresno, Calif. Gov. "We're…
A case on how to regulate groundwater pollution will be heard by the Supreme Court
A case on how to regulate groundwater pollution will be heard by the Supreme Court.
Feb 20 2019
Supreme Court Justices agreed to hear a case over how to regulate groundwater pollution on Feb. 19, 2019. According to the Water Environment…
Feb 15 2019
The text of the omnibus appropriations bill was released on Feb. 13. This gave Members of Congress a short window to review the legislative language…
 EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan.
Feb 14 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS…
The EPA is moving President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure agenda forward by working to get the financing, tools and resources needed to help modernize outdated water infrastructure
The EPA is moving President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure agenda forward by working to get the financing, tools and resources needed to help modernize outdated water infrastructure.
Feb 8 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accelerated investment in the nation’s aging water infrastructure. “EPA is delivering on President…
The EPA and the Army will hold a public hearing on the proposed new WOTUS definition in Kansas City with sessions on Feb. 27 and 28
The EPA and the Army will hold a public hearing on the proposed new WOTUS definition in Kansas City with sessions on Feb. 27 and 28.
Feb 7 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are moving to the next steps in proposing a new definition of…
During his second State of the Union Speech, President Donald J. Trump spoke briefly on rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure
During his second State of the Union Speech, President Donald J. Trump spoke briefly on rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure.
Feb 6 2019
Last night, President Donald J. Trump gave his second State of the Union Speech. The president briefly spoke on rebuilding our nation’s…
The EPA has announced that Sunoco Pipeline and Mid-Valley Pipeline will settle oil spill violation with a $5 million civil penalty
The EPA has announced that Sunoco Pipeline and Mid-Valley Pipeline will settle oil spill violation with a $5 million civil penalty.
Feb 5 2019
Sunoco Pipeline L.P. has agreed to pay civil penalties and state enforcement costs and to implement corrective measures to resolve alleged violations…
The EPA’s PFAS action plan will outline the agency’s approach to identifying and understanding PFAS exposures and addressing the PFAS challenge
The EPA’s PFAS action plan will outline the agency’s approach to identifying and understanding PFAS exposures and addressing the PFAS challenge.
Feb 4 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water Assistant Administrator David Ross released the following statement on Tuesday, Jan.…
Two toxic chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, have been found at unsafe levels in at least 16 million Americans’ tap water
Two toxic chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, have been found at unsafe levels in at least 16 million Americans’ tap water.
Jan 29 2019
The Trump administration will not set a drinking water limit for two toxic chemicals that are contaminating millions of Americans' tap water,…
The City of Kenosha, Wis., will be the first city to utilize funding to lead service-line projects and has hired 120WaterAudit to implement the program
The City of Kenosha, Wis., will be the first city to utilize funding to lead service-line projects and has hired 120WaterAudit to implement the program.
Jan 24 2019
Kenosha, Wis., will be the first city in the state of Wisconsin to utilize funding for lead service-line-projects. The city has hired 120WaterAudit…
16 coal ash pits are leaking contaminants into groundwater, including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium, in Texas.
16 coal ash pits are leaking contaminants into groundwater, including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium, in Texas.
Jan 21 2019
In Texas, 16 coal ash pits are leaking contaminants into groundwater, including arsenic, boron, cobalt and lithium, according to a report by the…
Jan 16 2019
On Monday, Jan. 14, President Donald J. Trump signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act into law. The National Association of Clean Water…
The governor of Florida has signed an executive order that will implement major reforms to ensure the protection of Florida’s environment and water quality
The governor of Florida has signed an executive order that will implement major reforms to ensure the protection of Florida’s environment and water quality.
Jan 11 2019
Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Executive Order 19-12 (Achieving More Now For Florida’s Environment). The executive order will implement major…
Jan 10 2019
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and 90 other organizations have sent a letter to Congress urging the funding of water infrastructure. The full…
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