Regulations and Legislation

  1. 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.

  2. The Bible On Effective Utility Management
    4/28/2016

    The U.S. EPA and multiple water groups recently gathered during Water Week 2016 in Washington, D.C. to announce updates to an essential guide for effective utility management (EUM). If utilities aren't already familiar with this document, they need to be. 

  3. DOE Sets New Rule For Pump Efficiency
    1/7/2016

    This one's not on you, plant operators. Rather than a charge for utilities to aim higher in performance, the latest regulation to impact water treatment operations, as well as others, falls on equipment manufacturers — those who make pumps.

  4. Cool Tool: The Drinking Water Treatability Database
    12/17/2015

    Name a contaminant, any contaminant, and chances are that the U.S. EPA’s new reference tool has you covered — or at least soon will. The recently revamped Drinking Water Treatability Database is set to include more than 200 contaminants, with detailed information on what they are, where they come from, and how to get rid of them.

  5. Lead and Copper Rule Reboot: Flint’s Failures Prompt Revisions
    11/24/2015

    The federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) is destined for changes attributable to hard times in Flint, MI, and the agreement from an EPA advisory council that lessons must be learned from the latest crisis.

  6. Compliance Tips For EPA’s New Power Plant Regulations
    11/10/2015

    Now that the final rule has been published in the Federal Register, the stage is set for official implementation of the U.S. EPA’s Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines on Jan. 4, 2016.

  7. Arsenic Update: Top Technologies Revealed
    8/27/2015

    The federal regulation for arsenic has been in place since 2002, and yet many utilities remain noncompliant. The culprit isn’t treatment capability, but cost. It happens that the most popular treatment technique is also quite expensive — but it doesn’t have to be.

  8. EPA Fails 6 Subjects
    6/17/2015

    Like so many schoolchildren sweating out final grades, the U.S. EPA gets its own report card each year, served by the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG). Unfortunately, it’s full of bad marks.

  9. New Rules: A Review Of Regulatory Reform Proposals
    4/28/2015

    What does a Republican-led Congress mean for the future of environmental regulations? A legislative insider provides the scoop.

  10. What’s Going On At The EPA?
    4/24/2015

    Three U.S. EPA officials share their perspective on the hottest topics in water and wastewater and the current state of rulemaking.