Views on Regulations and Legislation

  1. EPA’s Six-Year Review 3: How To Prepare For Potential Rule Revisions
    12/4/2017

    Staying on top of new regulations is a never-ending responsibility for water professionals. Each new rule may require huge dollars in capital and operating costs. Operators and technicians may need training on new technologies, sampling, and testing methods.

  2. The Big Empty: Rural America's Drinking Water Crisis
    6/20/2017

    O’Brien, Texas is just one of thousands of small communities in the United States that struggle to find the resources to ensure that the water coming out of the tap is safe to drink. The recent budget proposal by the Trump administration will only make matters worse. Watch this documentary short produced by Tom Rosenberg and Earth Institute fellow Madison Condon details one shrinking town’s drinking water crisis.

  3. How To Ensure Your Utility Complies With The LT2
    7/25/2016

    The U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) was adopted in 2006 to modify the Safe Drinking Water Act and more tightly control the spread of Cryptosporidium, a microorganism that can cause gastrointestinal infection if ingested. Since its inception, the rule has posed a treatment challenge to utilities that are susceptible to the tiny contaminant. But which utilities are at risk? And how should they approach treatment?

  4. Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer
    5/3/2016

    The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

  5. Samplers Are Getting Smarter And So Can You
    3/4/2016

    For over 40 years, the Clean Water Act (CWA) has been a primary force protecting our waters and dictating the work of treat­ment professionals. And, for just as long, samplers have been the tools that allow this work to be carried out. Many plants, however, have yet to embrace the advances in technology that are transforming one of their most funda­mental tools. To help usher those plants into the modern age, Water Online spoke with Endress+Hauser about how samplers have evolved to meet changing needs,

  6. Wet Weather Challenges And Solutions
    10/27/2015

    Susan Moisio, conveyance and storage leader with CH2M, sheds light on the conditions and obstacles facing municipalities as they struggle with stormwater management.

  7. Guidance For LT2 Rule Compliance: 10 Technology Tips
    9/11/2015

    An industry expert addresses technology and compliance concerns regarding the U.S. EPA’s Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2).

  8. Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant Video Testimonial
    8/24/2015

    This video features the lead operator for the ozone and filtration systems at the Sherbrooke Water Filtration Plant in Quebec, Canada, Mr. Yves DelaFontaine.  As you’ll see in the video, Yves has high remarks for Pinnacle’s modular capability, built in redundancy and ease of installation, which took place in 2014.  

  9. American Iron And Steel Requirements For Pipelines
    7/10/2015

    EBAA Iron is a family owned privately held company based in Eastland, TX, whose primary products for the water works industry are pipe restraint mechanisms, which aid in keeping the pipelines together. The cost of going back to a pipeline is much higher to repair it than the initial installation, and EBAA Iron’s products are primarily used in the new installations in order to ensure that they withstand the life of the pipeline itself by keeping everything held together.

  10. EPA Administrator Speaks At 40th Anniversary Of Safe Drinking Water Act
    12/15/2014

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks at the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) on December 9, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.