AWIA Deadline Approaches for Medium Size Water Systems

There is an America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) certification deadline quickly approaching for medium size community water systems. The systems that serve 50,000-100,000 people are required to submit an AWIA Risk and Resilience Assessment by December 31, 2020. Water systems within that population size (including consecutive system populations) need to be certified by the end Read More

USEPA Reports Aggressive PFAS Response

Aggressively addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continues to be an active and ongoing priority according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Region 8, which includes the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, as well as 27 Tribal Nations. Region 8 is working closely with several States, Tribes and local Read More

Lead in Plumbing Materials & LCR Final Rules Announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced its final rule to reduce lead in plumbing materials used in public water systems, homes, schools, and other facilities. The action marks a significant milestone in implementing the Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Associated Health Impacts. The USEPA says the Lead-Free final rule Read More

USEPA Submits Proposals Related to UCMR 5 and Disposal of PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently submitted two proposals to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for interagency review to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The USEPA provided an Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 5 (UCMR 5) proposal. The proposal includes nationwide drinking water monitoring for PFAS under the UCMR 5 utilizing new Read More

USEPA Declines to Regulate Perchlorate in Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued a final action regarding the regulation of perchlorate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The USEPA has determined that perchlorate does not meet the criteria for regulation as a drinking water contaminant under the SDWA. Therefore, the 2011 regulatory determination is being withdrawn, and USEPA announced Read More

New Water Data Transparency Tool Educates Consumers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has unveiled a new tool that assembles publicly available water quality data into a user-friendly package that provides information on the quality of our nation’s waters at the community, State, and national level. The “How’s My Waterway” tool allows the public to learn about water, explore data, and find out Read More