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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…
EPA Director Michael Regan and Acting Assistant Administrator Radhika Fox hosted a water and wastewater utility round table about the American Jobs Plan.
EPA Director Michael Regan and Acting Assistant Administrator Radhika Fox hosted a water and wastewater utility round table about the American Jobs Plan April 5..
Apr 6 2021
Water utility managers and their community partners discussed the American Jobs Plan with EPA Director Michael Regan in a roundtable discussion U.S.…
Apr 1 2021
On March 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule designed to tackle PFAS in water.…
Apr 1 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled a more than $2 trillion infrastructure package, known as The American Jobs Plan March 31. For the water sector, the…
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 10 2021
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect changes to the passage of the stimulus package. President Biden gave final passage to a $1.9…
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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 1 2021
A comprehensive water justice bill was introduced in both chambers of Congress to address water access, safety and affordability in the country on…
Jan 28 2021
Last week, President Joe Biden was sworn into office, and while that is likely to result in changes for the industry, many things remain the same.…
Jan 21 2021
The inauguration of President Joe Biden has now been conducted and that means a change in leadership for the federal government. This change is…
Jan 20 2021
Nick Lowe’s brilliant “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?” still stands as a definitive imploring anthem for a dark and dangerous…
Jan 14 2021
(Editor’s Note: This interview was recorded Dec. 14. As such, mentions of the LCRR and stimulus bill are slightly dated. View WWD News articles for…
Jan 7 2021
Water policy and regulations are a source of many legal, ethical and moral arguments in the state of California. Utilities, agricultural interests,…
Jan 1 2021
A water rights settlement between the Navajo Nation, state of Utah and the federal government has become law.  This is part of the COVID-19 and…
Nov 11 2020
As I write this, the race for the presidential election is starting to hit its peak. It seems safe to say that the regulatory trajectory of water and…
Oct 19 2020
President Trump recently signed an Executive Order on “Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure.”  This ensures…
Oct 5 2020
Dayton, Ohio will spend approximately $8 million to try to reduce the amount of phosphorus in its wastewater discharge  These measures are being…
Sep 9 2020
COVID-19 has impacted communities across the country differently. Rural and tribal water systems across the continental U.S. and its territories are…
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