Drinking Water Contaminants Identified for Potential Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the Draft Contaminant Candidate List 5 (CCL 5), which provides the latest list of drinking water contaminants that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and are not currently subject to USEPA drinking water regulations. As directed by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the USEPA’s Read More

New Cyanobacteria Assessment Network Web Tool Helps Monitor Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released a new tool, CyANWeb, that can help Federal, State, Tribal, and municipalities identify when a harmful algal bloom (HAB) may be forming where people swim, fish, and boat. The tool uses satellite data to alert users based on specific changes in the color of the water in over Read More

LCRR Delayed

The water industry has additional time to prepare for the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) moved the effective date from June 16, 2021 to December 16, 2021. The USEPA also announced the LCRR compliance date has changed from January 16, 2024 to October 16, 2024. The delayed Read More

PFAS Funding Call to Action

AE2S echoes a recent American Water Works Association (AWWA) call to action for utility leadership to reach out to U.S. congressional delegates in support of the inclusion of funding for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) treatment for drinking water systems and funding for PFAS management for wastewater and stormwater systems. The American Jobs Plan includes Read More

USEPA Toxics Release Inventory to be Updated

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced it will be updating the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The comprehensive plan includes expanding the scope of TRI reporting requirements to include additional chemicals and facilities, including facilities that are not currently reporting on ethylene oxide (EtO) releases, and providing new tools to make TRI data more accessible to the Read More