Regulatory Recap and Looking Ahead

The year 2021 was a busy time for water and wastewater regulations. While many small actions were taken, the two main topics were the Lead and Copper (LCR) Rule and perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS). These regulatory topics were complex and multifaceted. Lead and Copper Rule On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Read More

Comment Period Extended & Listening Session Scheduled for Draft PFAS Monitoring Plan

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has extended the public input period for the draft PFAS monitoring plan until Friday, January 21, 2022. The updated deadline will allow interested parties to review the MPCA PFAS sampling guidance and the revised PFAS analytical guidance. MPCA has an online PFAS monitoring plan comment form to gather input. Read More

USEPA & WEF Launch Program to Reduce Nutrients in Waterways

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the launch of the NutrientSmart (NSmart) program to help reduce nutrient loadings in waterways and recognize the water utilities that are leaders and innovators. NSmart will begin as a pilot program and encourage the adoption of enhanced nutrient management practices by water utilities Read More