Drinking Water Regulations News Features

  1. EPA Refutes Rumors Of Great Lakes Office Shutdown
    4/25/2017

    Month ago, in order to increase federal spending for the military, President Donald Trump proposed significant cuts to the U.S.

  2. New Hampshire Considers Tighter Drinking Water Regulations
    3/28/2017

    This month, New Hampshire legislators have been considering a bill that would allow state officials to set more protective health advisories on emerging drinking water contaminants than currently prescribed by the U.S. EPA.

  3. Three Oregon Bills Aim To Fend Off Water Shortages
    3/27/2017

    As the prospect of water shortages stares down various regions of the country, Oregon is considering a suite of water bills designed to address groundwater problems.

  4. Pittsburgh Unveils Million-Dollar Stopgap To Lead In Drinking Water
    3/27/2017

    Bill Peduto, the mayor of Pittsburgh, offered a solution to the city’s lead-contaminated drinking water problem.

  5. New York Proposes $8B Plan For Clean Drinking Water
    3/22/2017

    The challenge to keep New York’s drinking water safe for all continues. On March 12, State Senate Republicans made a motion to spend almost $8 billion on clean water and sewer projects.

  6. Panning Federal Lead Rule, Michigan Proposes Its Own
    3/21/2017

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder unveiled a plan last week to impose water-quality regulations more stringent than federal mandates.

  7. Residents Urge Federal Government To Investigate Drinking Water In East Chicago
    3/14/2017

    In East Chicago, IN, rising levels of lead are becoming more of a concern to residents and both advocacy and environmental groups.

  8. Senator Introduces Bill Urging U.S. EPA To Set Stronger Drinking Water Standards
    3/14/2017

    Earlier this month, a bill that would modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and would require the U.S. EPA to set standards for chemicals such as 1,4-dioxane was introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

  9. Petition To Stop Addition Of Fluoride To Drinking Water Rejected By EPA
    3/13/2017

    Fluoride continues to be a strongly-debated issue across the country. Last month, opponents of the chemical filed a petition to stop community water systems from adding the substance to drinking water.

  10. PA Considers Water System Fee Increase To Address Safety Issues
    3/9/2017

    During a recent press conference, Patrick McDonnell, acting secretary for Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), said that the agency is considering a fee increase for public water supply systems.