Views on the Latest Regulations

  1. Are PFCs A Bigger Problem Than We Thought?
    11/28/2017

    New analysis has found that perfluorinated compounds could be more than 20 times as prevalent in drinking water as previously thought. Will this revelation spur new regulatory action? And if so, what should that look like?

  2. Fixing The Federal Response To Lead Contamination
    11/15/2017

    The legislative body responsible for ensuring that the federal government remains accountable has recently issued a report on the nation’s lead contamination problem. Its recommendations may be what finally save the country’s drinking water.

  3. Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues
    10/12/2017

    Everyone must answer to someone — even the rule-makers themselves. While it may seem to water and wastewater utilities that the U.S. EPA is the end of the line, there is yet another government agency that holds the EPA's feet to the fire.

  4. What Now? EPA Priorities In The Trump Era
    4/25/2017

    The U.S. EPA has a job to do despite having its financial and human resources trimmed by the new presidential administration. Three U.S. EPA Office of Water directors, presenting at the 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) Washington Forum, laid out action plans for addressing the nation's most pressing water-quality threats in a manner that can (or must) achieve results efficiently.

  5. Established Routine: How To Sample For Unknown Contaminants
    4/10/2017

    The U.S. EPA has updated its sampling guidance for determining and fighting against unknown contaminants in drinking water. Here’s why routine preparation can be a utility’s best friend in case of emergency.

  6. The Legal Push For Direct Potable Reuse
    3/27/2017

    Arizona is taking steps to allow for direct potable reuse throughout the drought-plagued state. With the practice legalized for wide use, its popularity around the world may rise.

  7. A Guide For Effective Utility Management
    3/20/2017

    Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.

  8. Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change
    2/21/2017

    With Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt helming the U.S. EPA, the National Rural Water Association sees an opportunity to free its members from burdensome regulations and change the perception of the country’s smallest water utilities.

  9. What To Take Away From The CCL 4
    2/9/2017

    The U.S. EPA’s latest roster of concerning drinking water contaminants offers clues into what may be threatening consumers and the regulations that come next.

  10. In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety
    1/26/2017

    A U.S. EPA “call to action” for improving drinking water seems to lay the groundwork for the new president to address public health.