Drinking Water Regulations News Features

  1. New Jersey Sets Nation’s Toughest PFC Limits

    As communities across the country struggle with pollution from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), New Jersey moved to set stricter rules for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA).

  2. U.S. To Puerto Rico: Hazardous Waste Site Water Is Safe

    As Puerto Rico navigates a massive drinking water crisis prompted by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. government is telling the island that it is safe to drink water from a hazardous waste site.

  3. Flint Under Mounting Pressure To Choose New Water Source

    The question of what Flint, MI, will choose as its long-term water source remains up in the air years after the city’s lead-contamination crisis began.

  4. Florida Counties Explore IPR System

    Florida may be taking up the mantle in one of the drinking water industry’s ongoing battles: to increase the adoption of indirect potable reuse (IPR).

  5. Military Camp Caught With Dead Rodents At Drinking Water Treatment Plant

    Over the summer, a drinking water treatment plant at a military base in California was found to be dealing with some particularly unsettling contaminants: dead rodents and amphibians. Now, it has entered a consent decree to solve the problem.

  6. Treatment Plant Vandals Leave Montana Residents Without Water

    Residents of Crow Agency, MT, were left without drinking water late last week after their water treatment facility was vandalized.

  7. Officials Urge PFC Polluter To Cover Water Hookup Costs

    In Bedford, NH, officials want polluter Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics to hook homes with contaminated wells to municipal water, according to New Hampshire Public Radio.

  8. Bodily Contact With Tap Water Banned In California City

    Residents of Alameda, a city near San Francisco, were warned not to make any bodily contact with their tap water at one point this month as a result of a water quality problems.

  9. In U.S., 90 Million Affected By Dioxane Pollution

    An analysis released this month by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that dioxane is found in drinking water in 45 states, afflicting over 90 million people in the U.S.

  10. Recovering From Crisis, Flint Requests Contract Extension For Source Water

    When Flint, MI, called for a state of emergency in 2015 over the presence of lead in its drinking water, the city became embroiled in a years-long recovery process that is still underway.