Regulation Updates For Utility Managers

  1. In Trump Era, A New Plan For Drinking Water Safety
    1/26/2017

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

  2. What Is A 'Safe' Amount Of PFOA?
    1/25/2017

    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?

  3. The Problem With Road Salt
    1/23/2017

    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.

  4. Understanding The Changes To CWA Test Procedures
    1/19/2017

    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.

  5. Reducing Water-Food Nexus Pressures In America
    1/17/2017

    Agricultural production is one of the most important sectors of the U.S. economy, contributing more than $300 billion to the country each year. When food service and other agriculture-related industries are included, this figure rises to over $750 billion.

  6. EPA Providing Guidance For Drinking Water After Radiological Emergency
    1/17/2017

    What would happen if there was an emergency in the U.S. that caused radioactive material to contaminate drinking water supplies? What steps could your utilities and government take?

  7. 5 Red Flags For Chloramination
    1/11/2017

    Many drinking water utilities have made or are considering the switch from chlorine to chloramine to avoid regulated disinfection byproducts. However, the Water Research Foundation warns that chloramination presents its own set of problems.

  8. A Guide For Assessing Industrial Discharge
    1/11/2017

    A new best practices guide from the U.S. EPA provides discharge permit writers and pretreatment coordinators with tips on helping wastewater treatment plants deal with industrial effluent.

  9. Water Vs. Climate Change
    1/10/2017

    Recently, the United Nations held a conference in Morocco related to climate change issues. The location of the conference had significant meaning because Africa has become a bellwether for the rest of the world when it comes to climate change. Desertification and rising sea levels both impact countries all over that continent.

  10. 1,4-Dioxane’s Drinking Water Threat
    1/6/2017

    A known carcinogen that makes its way into drinking water supplies through personal care products is under fire in New York. While the state mulls stricter limits, consumers remain exposed.