SD DENR Requests Water Quality Data for 2020 Integrated Report

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requests water quality data by September 2, 2019 as part of its process to complete a biennial assessment of South Dakota’s lakes and streams. The 2020 Integrated Report must be completed and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by April 1, 2020. The report Read More

What Does America’s Water Infrastructure Act Mean for Your Utility?

America’s Water Infrastructure Act (S. 3021), more commonly referred to as AWIA, was signed into law rather quietly in October 2018. The Update has previously discussed AWIA, and as further details from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) are set to emerge in early August, we are going to dive deeper into the details in Read More

What are the Requirements of AWIA?

The benefits of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) include it is holistic and encompasses many risks that could pose a threat to a community’s water supply, and it seeks to prevent and mitigate those risks by protecting the nation’s water infrastructure. AWIA expands on the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 to ensure Risk and Resilience Assessments Read More

What Funding is Available for AWIA Compliance?

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) specifies funding for many important water infrastructure initiatives that affect communities across the nation. All in all, AWIA is a comprehensive law that provides widespread requirements and support, with the goal of ensuring all community water systems are able to best serve their communities. One of the highlights Read More

USEPA Awards $3.9 Million to Research PFAS Challenges & Health Impacts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) is awarding approximately $3.9 million through two grants for research that improves understanding of human and ecological exposure to per– and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. The research is expected to help provide additional information about PFAS to Federal, State, Tribal, and local officials, as they work together Read More

Comment Period for PFAS Interim Guidance Ends June 10

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) released draft interim guidance for addressing groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) for public review and comment as part of the PFAS Action Plan. The draft recommendations aim to provide clear and consistent guidance on addressing PFOA and PFOS in groundwater under federal cleanup programs. Read More