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Apr 1 2020
On Mar. 30, 2020, the U.S. EPA released a statement encouraging all Americans to only flush toilet paper. This does not include disinfecting wipes or…
Mar 27 2020
In this month's episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts Lauren Del Ciello, Katie Johns and Bob Crossen give an overview of the…
Mar 26 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the agency is reviewing a request from the oil and gas industry to ease enforcement of…
Mar 23 2020
10 workers are quarantined inside the Claude Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant in Carlsbad, California for the next three weeks.  The workers are…
Mar 16 2020
The U.S. EPA is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, which is the novel…
Mar 11 2020
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted for publishing Jan. 19, 2020. While efforts were made to keep it as current as possible, some information…
Mar 9 2020
There is legislation with the intent to expand and put more regulations on discharge permits for poultry houses in Maryland.  This legislation is…
Mar 5 2020
The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment period on the draft Clean Water Act permit for New Hampshire's Great Bay by 30 days. The new deadline…
Feb 27 2020
The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) filed a lawsuit against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufacturers for making and selling…
Feb 24 2020
The U.S. EPA announced it would regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). “Under President Trump’s leadership, EPA is following through on…
Feb 21 2020
In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello, WWD Senior Managing Editor Bob…
Jan 31 2020
The American Water Works Association has elected Dr. Chi Ho Sham as its next president.  Sham is a 30-year member of the AWWA and chair of the…
Jan 24 2020
The administration issued new rules removing federal protections for half the nation’s wetlands and hundreds of thousands of small waterways, …
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…
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