Drinking Water News

  1. Trump Admin Suspends WOTUS
    2/5/2018

    The U.S. EPA has moved swiftly to suspend an Obama-era water regulation in the aftermath of a Supreme Court decision that boosted the odds the court-contested rule would become enforceable.

  2. Research Presents New Information About Flint Water Crisis
    2/5/2018

    Based on a detailed statistical analysis of multiple datasets, the Flint Area Community Health and Environment Partnership (FACHEP) research team found that the majority of Legionnaires’ disease cases that occurred during the 2014-15 outbreak in Genesee County, Michigan, can be attributed to the change in the City of Flint’s drinking water supply to the Flint River.

  3. Have A Question Related To Valves Or Hydrants? Ask An Expert
    2/2/2018

    Did you know AMERICAN Flow Control’s industry experts are ready and waiting to field your technical questions? For example, what are the advantages of using AMERICAN’s Series 2500 with ALPHA restrained joint ends versus a valve with mechanical joint ends? Why do so many utilities prefer gate valves over butterfly valves? For owners, engineers and contractors, these and even more complex valve- and hydrant-related questions come up every day, but now answers can be found with a single email to an AMERICAN Flow Control expert.

  4. Creating Artificial Snow From Wastewater
    2/2/2018

    A ski resort town near Yellowstone National Park is the latest example of a growing trend in water reuse — snowmaking. Rapid population growth in Big Sky, MT is depleting groundwater, the only source of drinking water for the community. At the same time, the rise in wastewater has the town’s sewage system running at capacity. And with residents fervently opposed to discharging the treated wastewater into the Gallatin River, the Big Sky Sustainable Water Solutions Forum is evaluating snowmaking as a viable option for wastewater disposal.

  5. Radiation, Lead, Arsenic Challenge Texas Utilities
    2/2/2018

    Dozens of public utilities in Texas provide drinking water with illegal levels of radiation, lead, and arsenic. That’s according to several recent national studies about contamination, The Texas Tribune reported.

  6. Evoqua Acquires Pure Water Solutions, Expanding Its Water Service Capabilities In Colorado And New Mexico
    2/1/2018

    Evoqua Water Technologies recently announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Pure Water Solutions, a leading provider of high-purity water equipment and systems, service deionization and resin regeneration, with service operations in suburban Denver and Santa Fe.

  7. Water Utilities Unimpressed With Iowa Water Bill
    2/1/2018

    A water quality bill passed the legislature last week in Iowa, where nitrate pollution from farms has been a persistent issue for water utilities in recent years.

  8. Miami-Dade May Join Fight Against State Water Quality Standards
    2/1/2018

    Water quality standards introduced by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) came under renewed scrutiny late last month as Miami-Dade’s government operations committee joined a lawsuit to challenge them.

  9. Metering Error In San Diego Had Neighbors’ Bills Swapped For Over 20 Years
    2/1/2018

    The main point of contact for most consumers and their drinking water utilities comes when it’s time for the former to pay their bills. That is probably why mistakes in this area are such points of prevailing consternation.

  10. PennFuture Opposes Trump Administration’s Delay Of The Clean Water Rule
    2/1/2018

    PennFuture opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s delay of the implementation of the Clean Water Rule by two years, taking away critical oversight and diminishing the federal government’s protection of small waterways across the nation.