Municipal Water

A public water supply system or water supply network including water treatment facilities, water storage facilities (reservoirs, water tanks and water towers) and a pipe network for distributing the treated water to customers including residential, industrial, commercial or institutional establishments.
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Austin residents no longer need to boil water before drinking it
Austin residents no longer need to boil water before drinking it.
Oct 29 2018
On Oct. 25, Water & Wastes Digest reported that Austin, Texas was facing water shortages and residents were told to boil their tap water. It is…
Aug 23 2018
Last August, Hurricane Harvey smashed the Gulf Coast in Houston and became the second wettest cyclone in U.S. history. Neighborhoods were devastated…
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $21 million to fund advancements in solar-thermal desalination technologies.
Solar panels tucked under a blue sky with scattered white clouds.
Jul 2 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21 million for new projects to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies. These 14 projects are…
Jun 22 2018
The village of Skokie, Ill., has announced it is suing its water-providing neighbor, the city of Evanston, Ill., over a perceived unconstitutional…
Feb 1 2018
With engagement and partnership from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a project to provide a drinking water source for North Texas is…
Dec 21 2017
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water Works Company Inc., has acquired the wastewater assets of the Municipal Authority of the…
EPA Awards North Dakota Water Infrastructure Funding
EPA provides funding for water infrastructure improvements
Nov 22 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $14,715,000 in Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Loan (SRF) funding to the North…
Nov 14 2017
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Nov. 10, including two reports…
Sep 27 2017
Spokane, Wash., confirmed reports of a water quality issue on the South Hill. City officials urged residents not to panic, but to refrain from…
Sep 18 2017
Water utilities are not only worried about their aging infrastructure; their aging workforce is increasingly becoming a top challenge. In the latest…
Texas Army National Guard members wade through rising Houston floodwaters.
More than 12,000 members of the Texas National Guard have been called out to support local authorities in response to Hurricane Harvey and the resulting tropical storm.
Aug 30 2017
Rescue efforts continued as Tropical Storm Harvey battered southeast Texas and southwest Lousiana. Health officials are warning residents of the…
Aug 15 2017
Twenty-five water utilities were selected for recognition of their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of…
Aug 2 2017
North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) was honored with the Directors Award for its efforts with the Partnership for Safe Water’s Distribution System…
Jul 31 2017
The Environmental Working Group released a Tap Water Database to help consumers learn more about the kinds of contaminants that might be in their…
Jul 24 2017
To assist low-income households in the U.S. with rising water and wastewater rates, seven water associations issued a guide that assesses the…
Jul 21 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $3,042,000 to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) to implement and…
Jul 20 2017
The Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina—in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Water…
Jul 7 2017
With water utilities facing growing challenges such as aging infrastructure, financial constraints, climate change and strict regulatory requirements…
Jul 6 2017
Health officials confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, in Ouachita Parish's North Monroe water…
Jul 4 2017
Bluefield Research released a new U.S. Municipal Water and Wastewater Utility Bill Index. According to the research, residential water and wastewater…
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