Drinking Water News

  1. Navigating The Waters of the United States Rule

    On December 11th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) proposed a new definition of “Waters of the United States” to replace the 2015 definition adopted under the Obama administration. That definition has been subject to a variety of litigation over the past three years, causing its application to be sporadic at best.

  2. NARUC Commends EPA And Army Corps For Revised WOTUS Proposal

    Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army recently proposed a substantial revised definition to the “Waters of the United States.”

  3. Endress+Hauser Launches The Liquiline Compact CM82 Transmitter

    Endress+Hauser launches the Liquiline compact CM82 transmitter that accepts pH, ORP, pH/ORP, conductivity, oxygen and chlorine sensor signals from Endress+Hauser’s Memosens® sensor platform.

  4. Hypoxic Dead Zones Found In Urban Streams, Not Just At The Coast

    Hypoxic dead zones, which occur when dissolved oxygen levels in water drop so low that fish and other aquatic animals living there suffocate, are well-documented problems in many coastal waters.

  5. EPA Data Shows Regulated Water Companies Deliver Higher Quality Water Than Government-Run Systems

    An expanded analysis of the largest and most comprehensive study conducted on Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance shows that community water systems owned by regulated water companies are significantly less likely to violate the SDWA than water systems owned and run by local governments.

  6. EPA Names Dana Aunkst Director Of Chesapeake Bay Program

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of Dana Aunkst as the new Director of EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.

  7. Trump’s Proposed Rollback Of Water Protections Will Lead To High Costs And More Pollution

    The Trump Administration proposed new restrictions on which wetlands and waterways will be protected by the Clean Water Act. The proposed rule will re-define the protected "Waters of the United States," to exclude temporary streams that flow after heavy rain and snow, as well as wetlands not adjacent or connected by surface water to major water bodies.

  8. EPA And Army Propose New "Waters of the United States" Definition

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are proposing a clear, understandable, and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. Unlike the Obama administration's 2015 definition of “waters of the United States,” today’s proposal contains a straightforward definition that would result in significant cost savings, protect the nation’s navigable waters, help sustain economic growth, and reduce barriers to business development.

  9. EPA Awards $14.7M To Guam For Environmental Protection

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.9M to the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (GEPA) to strengthen its capacity to protect human health and the environment, and more than $11.8M the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) for water infrastructure projects.

  10. After The Hurricane: Maria’s Far-Reaching Effects On Puerto Rico’s Watersheds And Forests

    With fierce winds and flooding rains, hurricanes can be disasters for people — and for ecosystems. These devastating storms have major effects on tropical forests, demolishing tree canopies and leaving behind debris that piles up in watershed streams and on forest floors.