Regulations and Legislation

  1. Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance

    The national lead-free law that went into effect in January 2014 arrived with a certain amount of confusion tied to it. What does “lead free” really mean? What constitutes a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture? How are lead-free products identified? How is the law enforced?

  2. Next-Generation Arsenic Removal

    A novel process gives spent adsorptive media — and utilities’ budgets — new life.

  3. Predicting The Impact Of EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Effluent Limits

    The EPA has proposed a regulation  that, if passed,  would set the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater discharged from power plants in over three decades. 

  4. EPA Drinking Water Agenda: What’s On Tap?

    A U.S. EPA official gives insight into rulemaking decisions, contaminants of concern, and what regulations may be on the horizon.

  5. Top EPA Challenges In Wastewater And Stormwater

    One of the U.S. EPA’s leading voices shares the agency’s most important agenda items.

  6. Feds Take Steps To Regulate Water For Food

    Due to new rules proposed by the FDA, monitoring services and new pumps will likely be shopping-list items for food processors.

  7. The Great Graywater Debate

    Widespread nonpotable reuse of graywater could potentially lead to a significant reduction in water demand, and over 8 million people across the U.S. are already using graywater for landscape irrigation. Yet most of the graywater reuse currently taking place is illegal. 

  8. New Indirect Potable Reuse Regulations — What To Expect

    In the upcoming months, the California Department of Public Health is expected to release regulations for groundwater replenishment of drinking water aquifers using recycled wastewater. These regulations are the first of their kind in California and unique in the U.S.

  9. Treatment Plant Discovers Fountain Of Youth, Long-Range Regulatory Compliance

    An old (but important) drinking water facility finds new life through treatment upgrades, enabling compliance with strict water-quality regulations well into the future.

  10. The Little-Known Cure For Disinfection Byproducts

    A timeless drinking water facility needed a timely solution to disinfection byproducts (DBPs). The treatment process selected was (and is) unique to the region, but the results suggest that it deserves more consideration.