In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water co-hosts Bob Crossen and Katie Johns discuss the movement of EPA’s proposal for PFOA and PFOS to be listed as a hazardous substance under CERCLA and a $132 million investment in the national estuary program. The hosts also share an interview with Glenn Barnes, who is the director of Water Finance Assistance and works with numerous small utilities throughout the United States. Crossen and Barnes talked about the challenges facing small systems, how they are trying to adapt to the new normal, and how workforce concerns are nearing a tipping point.
- OMB Finishes Review of EPA’s Proposed Rule to Designate PFOA and PFOS as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA
- What is CERCLA?
- Biden-Harris Administration Announces $132 Million for EPA’s National Estuary Program from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
- Cold open | 0:00
- Host Intros | 0:32
- Episode summary | 0:43
- OMB finishes review of PFAS CERCLA proposal | 1:12
- $132M investment for National Estuary Program | 4:08
- Introducing Glenn Barnes | 6:00
- Just how many small systems are there in the U.S.? | 6:32
- What small utilities are thinking about day to day | 9:11
- Small town public workers wear too many hats | 11:38
- How small utilities are looking at infrastructure funding | 14:30
- Inflation and rising costs hit small utilities hardest | 17:42
- Issues at the top of small systems’ minds | 20:13
- The future of small systems in the U.S. | 22:18
- Interview wrap up | 26:02
- Housekeeping | 26:52
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Talking Under Water is the premier podcast for the water industry, including municipal and industrial water and wastewater, residential water treatment, storm water management and erosion control. It is produced in coordination between Water & Wastes Digest (WWD), Water Quality Products (WQP) and Storm Water Solutions (SWS). The podcast covers topics under the One Water movement including the municipal and industrial water and wastewater, point of use, point of entry, residential, storm water and erosion control markets. Talking Under Water highlights news, trends, new technologies, industry discussions and on-site interviews with experts for WWD, WQP and SWS. New episodes of the podcast are released on the third Friday of every month. Logo Images: Anatoly Tiplyashin / Romolo Tavani / stock.adobe.com.
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