Regulations and Legislation

  1. New Standard Applies To Every Water Manager, Everywhere
    8/18/2014

    Innovation can take many forms. In the water and wastewater industry, new and emerging technologies get most of the credit for being innovative and potentially transformative. However, new modes of thinking can have equal and sometimes greater impact.

  2. Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance
    8/15/2014

    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?

  3. Next-Generation Arsenic Removal
    5/23/2014

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

  4. Predicting The Impact Of EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Effluent Limits
    5/21/2014

    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. 

  5. EPA Drinking Water Agenda: What’s On Tap?
    5/16/2014

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

  6. Top EPA Challenges In Wastewater And Stormwater
    5/12/2014

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

  7. Feds Take Steps To Regulate Water For Food
    4/30/2014

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

  8. The Great Graywater Debate
    4/11/2014

    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. 

  9. New Indirect Potable Reuse Regulations — What To Expect
    3/6/2014

    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.

  10. Treatment Plant Discovers Fountain Of Youth, Long-Range Regulatory Compliance
    2/18/2014

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