Regulations and Legislation

  1. Calling Out The EPA On Water Issues
    10/12/2017

    Everyone must answer to someone — even the rule-makers themselves. While it may seem to water and wastewater utilities that the U.S. EPA is the end of the line, there is yet another government agency that holds the EPA's feet to the fire.

  2. What Now? EPA Priorities In The Trump Era
    4/25/2017

    The U.S. EPA has a job to do despite having its financial and human resources trimmed by the new presidential administration. Three U.S. EPA Office of Water directors, presenting at the 2017 Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) Washington Forum, laid out action plans for addressing the nation's most pressing water-quality threats in a manner that can (or must) achieve results efficiently.

  3. 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.

  4. Obama EPA Takes A Bow, Touts #WaterProgress
    12/22/2016

    In the years the U.S. EPA has worked under the Obama administration, the agency has been very active. Depending on your perspective, that may be good or bad. While some see new regulations as necessary to protect citizens and the environment (and to drive innovation in the water sector), others argue that recent actions have been overly restrictive and unduly burdensome.

  5. Are EPA Mandates Overburdening The States?
    11/1/2016

    A new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blasts the U.S. EPA and the Executive Branch for imposing environmental mandates without giving voice or financial consideration to the states’ plight.

  6. State Department Awards 119 WWTPs
    10/17/2016

    Wastewater treatment plants, while critically important, often go unrecognized, even when they do exceptional work.

  7. 5 Municipal-Industrial Water Issues Analyzed
    9/9/2016

    A water technology expert tackles high-profile and important topics currently affecting municipalities, industry, and the community at large.

  8. 10 Technologies And Breakthroughs From ACE16
    7/14/2016

    This year's Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16), held by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from June 19 to 22, was the first following the tragedy of Flint — a time when the drinking water industry is under intense scrutiny.

  9. Choosing A Corrosion Control Treatment Strategy
    6/9/2016

    Here in the post-Flint era of municipal water operations, and for the foreseeable future, the loudest mandate for utilities will be to "get the lead out" of our distribution systems. Until such time that all lead lines are replaced, control strategies will need to be employed.

  10. New President, New Vision For Water
    5/9/2016

    In the midst of this U.S. presidential race, a thought about Ronald Reagan (apolitical, I promise): Known as the “Great Communicator,” it’s certainly no coincidence that Reagan was an actor before becoming president; and honed communication skills, especially in times of trouble, are vital to effective leadership.