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

U.S. Senators Call on USEPA to Update PFAS Plan

U.S. Senators from Minnesota and Wisconsin are among a group of 30 of their peers to sign a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting an updated timeline for when the USEPA will implement commitments made to combat exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Read More

New Waters of the United States Definition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced a new, more clear definition for what constitutes the “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS. With the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the USEPA and the Department of the Army finalized a revised definition for WOTUS to protect the nation’s navigable waters from pollution. The revised definition replaces the Read More

USEPA Extends Deadline for LCR Public Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced it will accept public comments on the proposed changes to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) until February 12, 2020 via the Federal Register. The proposed rule aims to significantly improve the actions that water systems must take to reduce lead in the nation’s drinking water. The announcement Read More

USEPA Issues PFAS Interim Recommendations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued Interim Recommendations for Addressing Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) under federal cleanup programs, a priority action under the USEPA’s action plan for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). “The interim recommendations will provide clear and consistent guidance for federal cleanup programs and will help Read More