Final Consumer Confidence Report Rule Announced

Water systems across the country are preparing to publish their annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) prior to the July 1 annual deadline. Two annual CCRs will be required beginning in 2027 under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) final revised CCR rule. Objectives of the upcoming changes are to make the annual drinking water quality Read More

USEPA Issues Cybersecurity Enforcement Alert

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued an enforcement alert outlining the urgent cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities to community drinking water systems and the steps these systems need to take to comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). USEPA said it is issuing the alert because threats to, and attacks on, the nation’s water system infrastructure Read More

Water System Restructuring Assessment Rule Could Encourage Regionalization Efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is proposing a Water System Restructuring Rule, which outlines a framework for States, public water systems, and the communities they serve to evaluate options for restructuring to help ensure safe, reliable drinking water. Water system restructuring changes may include operational changes, upgrades to or replacement of water system infrastructure, interconnection Read More

Rule Finalized to Clean Up PFAS Contamination

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is taking another step in its efforts to protect people from the health risks posed by exposure to “forever chemicals” in communities across the country. Exposure to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been linked to cancers, impacts to the liver and heart, and immune and developmental damage to infants Read More

USEPA Finalizes Stronger Chemical Risk Evaluation Process to Protect Workers and Communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently finalized a rule to strengthen the process for conducting risk evaluations on chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The improvements to USEPA’s processes advance the goals of the chemical safety law, ensure TSCA risk evaluations comprehensively account for the risks associated with a chemical, and provide a solid Read More