AWIA Risk and Resilience Assessments & Emergency Plans Even More Crucial Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the crucial importance of essential services like water. Utilities are adapting and planning at record pace to ensure continuous delivery of clean drinking water to all their customers. The timing and importance of such services come at a point where Community Water Systems are planning for water system security, resiliency, Read More

USEPA Expands COVID-19 Disinfectant List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has released an expanded list of USEPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products—including 40 new products that went through an expedited review process. The disinfectant products are expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 Read More

Amendments to the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is finalizing amendments to the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule that reduce the burden for certain CDR reporters, improve the quality of CDR data collected, and align reporting requirements with the Lautenberg Act amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Some of the key revisions in the CDR Read More

USEPA FY2021 Budget Includes Lead Reduction and PFAS Funding

President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget provides $6.658 billion to support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) mission of protecting human health and the environment. Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2021 USEPA Budget include: Reducing Lead Exposure: $45 million to support the Lead Exposure Reduction Initiative, a cross-media effort to reduce lead exposure, particularly in children. Read More

Operational Insights to Battle Coronavirus

You know your utility, staff, and situation best. “Keeping our water and wastewater operators healthy and operations functioning is critical during public health threats as we are experiencing with Coronavirus”, says Scott Schaefer, AE2S Wastewater Practice Leader. Containment measures are very important to public health, especially as the health care system is anticipated to be Read More

Coronavirus Materials & Webcast for Water Professionals

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is making education about the Coronavirus (COV-19) a top priority by publishing a variety of resources for water professionals. Scott Schaefer, AE2S Wastewater Practice Leader and Chair of the WEF Disinfection and Public Health Committee, coauthored The Water Professional’s Guide to COVID-19, How Coronavirus Compares to SARS and MERS, and Read More