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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.…
Mar 15 2021
EPA published the proposed fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) in the Federal Register.  In the proposed rule, UCMR 5 would…
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…
Mar 11 2021
The Senate confirmed Michael Regan, who heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to run the U.S. EPA.  Senators voted 66 to 34…
Mar 10 2021
The U.S. EPA has revealed the two action notices it sent to the U.S. Office of Management & Budget regarding the Lead & Copper Rule Revision…
Mar 10 2021
San Diego, California is ready to build the Pure Water sewage recycling system.  According to city officials, officials resolved litigation that…
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 8 2021
The North Carolina Coastal Federation released the Action Plan for Nature-based Stormwater Strategies, which addresses frequent and intense rain…
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 3 2021
The U.S. EPA issued two actions to protect public health by addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The agency…
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 21 2021
On Dec. 22, 2020, the final version of the Lead & Copper Rule Revision (LCRR) was finalized and approved. It was then published in the Federal…
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,…
Nov 18 2020
The Nevada City Wastewater Treatment Plant is facing 132 violations.  The plant made a deal in March with the state water board to make $177,973…
Oct 20 2020
The Trump administration will allow some leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash storage ponds to stay in operation for years more.  Additionally,…
Sep 22 2020
Sometimes basic ingredients can appear unpromising, yet when mixed together the end result is satisfactory, just like a cake. However, not everything…
Sep 18 2020
The U.S. EPA announced the first loan of its kind in Utah to update Salt Lake City’s wastewater treatment plant. The project was provided nearly $350…
mercury remidiation
Groundwater extracted from site dewatering activities was first pumped through filtration vessels filled with 16,000 pounds of Organoclay MRM before being pumped through another set of vessels containing granular activated carbon.
Sep 3 2020
As the health and safety risks associated with mercury contamination became known, governments made efforts to protect humans and the environment…
Jun 22 2020
The U.S. EPA issued a final action regarding the regulation of perchlorate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).  Perchlorate does not meet the…
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