Drinking Water Regulations News Features

  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Fluoride Bans On The Rise

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

  6. Scientific Community Decries EPA Push To Restrict Research

    The U.S. EPA under Trump administration is considering a major overhaul of how it assesses scientific research, a move that critics say could render the agency more toothless in protecting the drinking water supply.

  7. Report: Texas Ranks First In Water Violations

    Ranking Texas worst-in-nation for water violations, a new report is raising questions about whether Texas regulators are doing enough to protect the water supply.

  8. Water Legislation Could Spread Clean Water Access

    California lawmakers are considering a drinking water proposal that water agencies see as a threat of unnecessary fees. Proponents say it will spread access to clean water, which many California residents still lack.

  9. EPA Declares War On Lead Contamination

    Three years after lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, MI, launched a full-fledged national crisis, the U.S. EPA has expressed its commitment to solving the problem in no uncertain terms.

  10. Treatment Plant With Dead Rodents Had Ignored Problems For Years

    Apparently, one of the most unsettling water treatment reports to make headlines last year was even worse than many realized.