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Jan 17 2020
In November 2019, the Baltimore City Council voted unanimously in favor of the WAEA, and on Jan. 13 Mayor Jack Young signed the bill into law. “…
Jan 13 2020
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is encouraging public comments to the proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions by Feb. 12, 2020.  The WQA, in…
Jan 10 2020
The Trump administration may veto H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, reported an Environmental Working Group (EWG) news release. The PFAS Action Act…
Jan 9 2020
A malfunction at the Lester J. Berglund Water Treatment Plant in Poway, California led to the contamination of the potable water supply and a boil…
Jan 8 2020
The Joliet City Council modified its Lake Michigan water plan, choosing to consider both Chicago and Indiana as options. The council vote on water…
Dec 31 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit to block the U.S. EPA’s attempt to repeal a 2015 rule defining what waters qualify for federal Clean…
Dec 27 2019
Vermont craft brewers have launched an alliance to raise awareness about what the industry can do to protect water resources. The initiative makes…
Dec 23 2019
The U.S. EPA validated new testing methods to measure the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the nation's drinking water. The…
Dec 19 2019
Southwest Water is putting a pause on renegotiating rules for managing water among the seven states and two countries that share the Colorado River…
Dec 11 2019
In Morgan City, Utah, the need to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant’s lagoons became a priority when the system went septic. The city was…
The Des Plaines river flows gently on the left as a bike path curves out of frame to the right.
The repeal of the WOTUS Rule allows some users to discharge wastewater into rivers, streams and other waterways without a permit.
Sep 16 2019
On Sept. 12, the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Army announced the repeal of the 2015 Water of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The agencies announced Step 1…
U.S. EPA leaders and WateReuse association leaders pose for a photo after EPA released its National Water Reuse Action Plan during the WateReuse Symposium in San Diego Sept. 10.
Top Row: Paul Jones, President, WateReuse Association; Aubrey Bettencourt, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science; Timothy Petty, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior; Brenda Burman, Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior; Patricia Sinicropi, Executive Director, WateReuse Association. Bottom Row: Ryan Fisher, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Army Corps of Engineers; Dave Ross, Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mary Neumayr, Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy.
Sep 12 2019
The U.S. EPA released a draft of its National Water Reuse Action Plan for public comment during the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego,…
Septic Check transported ATU system materials to the remote community of Farm Island, Minn., across a frozen lake.
Septic Check transported ATU system materials to the remote community of Farm Island, Minn., across a frozen lake.
Aug 26 2019
Aerobic treatment units (ATUs) offer a suitable environment for microorganisms to treat wastewater. These pre-engineered advanced wastewater…
Aug 13 2019
The wine industry in Washington state must comply with new wastewater monitoring, discharge and management requirements.  The Department of Ecology…
Aug 5 2019
The discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) decades ago ushered in an entirely new and diverse family of chemicals. The strong…
Aug 5 2019
Nearly 50 years since the Clean Water ACT (CWA) passage in the early 1970s, many communities have not met CWA goals and continue to pollute. CWA…
Aug 5 2019
Aging infrastructure is not only a problem with roads and bridges; it also affects water and wastewater treatment plants. Many of these plants are at…
Jul 30 2019
A new $9 million manufacturing facility has been built on a former Brownfields site at the Three Spring Business Park in Weirton, W.V.  According to…
Jul 29 2019
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are on the minds of U.S. House of Representative lawmakers as they return to their districts during August…
Jul 25 2019
A pump company in Virginia Beach, Va., faces five years of probation and hefty fines after pleading guilty to Clean Water Act (CWA) violations.…
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