Drinking Water Regulations News Features

  1. PFAS Amendment Could Force EPA’s Hand On Regulation

    In a significant regulatory development for one of the greatest contaminant threats to U.S. drinking water, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee has agreed upon a proposed amendment to a defense policy bill that would address the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

  2. CDC To Study PFAS Health Effects; Cancer Not Included

    Communities around the country had been unknowingly ingesting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for years as the compounds leaked into drinking water sources and evaded treatment.

  3. Vermont Senate Sets Maximum Contaminant Level For PFAS

    Vermont’s senate has passed a bill that sets a stricter standard for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination in drinking water. 

  4. High Manganese Levels Lead To Drinking Water Ban In Iowa

    Residents of an Iowa town were told not to drink their tap water this month when dangerous levels of manganese were found in the supply. And most concerning may be the fact that nobody seems sure how long the contamination has been affecting residents.

  5. PFAS Contamination Issue Taken Up By Local Regulators

    The presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water is creating concern among utilities, regulators, and consumers around the country. With little clear direction from federal lawmakers, some local agencies are stepping up to tackle the issue themselves.

  6. Florida Bill Could Require Schools To Filter Water For Lead Contamination

    Lead contamination in drinking water, caused by corroded service lines that introduce the constituent after water has been treated but before it reaches consumers, continues to plague cities around the country.

  7. With 'Jaw-Dropping' Lead Levels, Newark Mayor Appeals To Trump For Help

    In a sign of just how problematic aging water infrastructure still is for major cities around the country, a National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) spokesperson described lead levels in Newark’s drinking water as “jaw-dropping” and “knock-your-socks-off high.”

  8. Furloughed U.S. EPA Employees Fear Municipal, Environmental Water Pollution During Shutdown

    Entering its fourth week and now the longest in the country’s history, the partial government shutdown is affecting a wide range of federal employees and agencies. Naturally, water and wastewater treatment operations are no exception.

  9. Michigan Governor's First Directive Dedicated To Preventing Water Crises

    In a sign of just how significant water quality concerns are in Michigan, the state’s governor elect signed an executive directive related to the issue as her first such move in office.

  10. Fluoride Bans On The Rise

    An increasing number of towns are banning the addition of fluoride to water, a common practice across the country.