Regulation Updates For Utility Managers

  1. Will Water And Wastewater Treatment In The Oil And Gas Industry Change Under Trump?

    With the change in administration comes a potential paradox for water and wastewater treatment in the oil and gas industry: Will increased production accompanied by decreased regulations call for more treatment technology or less? Either way, the market is poised for change.

  2. The Challenge Of Tracking Nutrient Pollution 2,300 Miles

    Nitrogen and phosphorus are essential nutrients — yet too much of a good thing is not always a good thing. Scientists are investigating nutrient pollution down the Mississippi River.

  3. Flint Failings And Our Crumbling Water Infrastructure

    Like the weather, everybody complains about the nation’s withering water pipes and their trillion-dollar price tag, but nobody does anything about it.  Consider a simple, inexpensive step to embarrass recalcitrant communities to open their check books, so we don’t have to pay for their neglect.

  4. Under New EPA, Rural Water Association Sees Chance For Change

    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.

  5. WOTUS Appears Vulnerable To Trump Repeal

    On his way out of office, Barack Obama made a final effort to bolster the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS), which has drawn controversy since it was issued in 2015.

  6. What To Take Away From The CCL 4

    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.

  7. In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety

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

  8. What Is A 'Safe' Amount Of PFOA?

    Polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances like PFOA and PFOS have emerged as the contaminants of greatest concern for many consumers. While the U.S. EPA has issued a health advisory with limits on the chemicals, some affected communities wonder if their restrictions go far enough. So, what is an acceptable amount of PFOA in your drinking water?

  9. The Problem With Road Salt

    With winter snow comes the inevitable introduction of a water source foe: road salt. With potential hazards posed to consumers and the environment, it’s up to treatment plants and utilities to do something about it.

  10. Understanding The Changes To CWA Test Procedures

    The U.S. EPA has updated the list of approved test procedures that can be used to analyze wastewater for compliance under the Clean Water Act.