REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION RESOURCES

  • After years of discussion, the EPA recently announced a proposal that would classify nine PFAS as hazardous waste. The decision comes less than a year after the agency’s proposed individual maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) of 4 ppt for PFOA and PFOS as well as a hazard index (HI) of 1.0 for a combination of them and four other substances. The announcement has undoubtedly triggered concerns among water industry professionals about the impact it will have on their operations.

  • WSP water experts discuss the proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act and what they would mean for federal agency compliance.
  • As states and the federal government attempt to crack down on the proliferation of PFAS and their health consequences with a spate of new regulations, there is one significant upcoming ruling that will have tremendous impact for compliance and costs: the final rule on PFAS CERCLA designation.

  • BlueConduit is proud to have their work cited in several sections of the EPA's Service Line Inventory Guidance. 

  • Despite their best intentions, wastewater operations all over the country have suffered from accidently under- or over-administering treatment chemicals when trying to get effluent into shape. With the proper tools, however, these mistakes can become a thing of the past.

  • The autonomous operation of plants, the use of data in real time and the remote driving of robots are just a few examples of how 5G will build smarter water utilities.

  • Like many parts of the economy, the engineering sector has been negatively affected by the COVID-induced downturn. Based on the federal government’s own numbers, the engineering and design sector’s revenue declined by 7 percent in 2020, and the ACEC Research Institute's newly released 2021-2025 Engineering Industry Forecast projects another 4 percent decline in 2021 before recovery begins to kick in during the second half of the year. The industry will grow modestly (3 percent annually) from 2022-2024, primarily due to pandemic-related stimulus spending, but then will tail off slightly in 2025.

  • Responsible parties all want clean water and to abide by the rules that secure it, but what if the rules do more harm than good? With a recent Supreme Court decision on wastewater discharges and a change of presidential administrations as the backdrop, this op-ed from the National Ground Water Association addresses the conundrum.

  • I recently wrote an open letter to President Joe Biden requesting a commitment to make the funding of U.S. water infrastructure a priority in his Build Back Better program. I sent a similar open letter to president-elect Donald Trump back in 2016.

  • COVID-19 has upended life across America, disrupting business as usual in every sector and shifting the way we relate to, and work with, one another. In many ways, and across many sectors, the pandemic exposes and reinforces structural challenges and social inequities. In the water sector, this plays out through access to water, the cost of water services, governance structures, and even how we fund and deliver those water services.

UTILITY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

  • Sticking With Innovation That Works: Steinbach, Manitoba’s Plant Upgrade

    Steinbach is the third largest city in Manitoba and one of the fastest growing census agglomeration areas in Canada with a population of about 50,000 people. Though Steinbach is primarily an agricultural community, it is also the regional economic hub of southeastern Manitoba. Due to the age of the wastewater control system, the city decided it was time for some new technology. This profile will describe the process of that upgrade and why they chose VTScada.

  • 6 Ways Xylem Rentals Makes Your Job Easier

    Anybody can rent a 6” pump, including us. But what sets us apart is our unrivaled ability to solve the biggest, most complex water challenges in the world. Whether you require fast-track temporary emergency response or reliable, cost-effective long-term operation, the breadth of our fleet and the depth of our expertise helps you get your work done with greater efficiency, reliability, and peace of mind.

  • Modernize Your HMI/SCADA To Keep The Water Flowing

    As a Water and Wastewater professional, you may face many challenges.

  • Optimizer™ Growth Study Tool

    The Optimizer™ Growth Study Tool was developed to help utilities get a better understanding of their existing network capacity and scope for growth and to assist in assessing developer inquiries for new connections.

  • pipeCAST - Sewer System Software

    Designed by water experts for water experts, pipeCAST gives you unprecedented insight into the performance of your collection system. Want to achieve near-psychic powers to prevent floods and overflows? It takes less than an hour to find out how this digital twin makes it possible.

  • SCADA Integration, HMI Development And Controls & Automation Upgrades

    Aquatech’s WMS field service staff has extensive experience in developing solutions to today’s modern controls advances and integration issues. We can provide support as well as parts for upgrading your PLC , troubleshooting PLC/HMI problems, integrating new equipment into your control scheme, or even engineering an advanced control system to replace antiquated equipment. We specialize in water treatment systems, but have the capability to serve any industry.

REGULATIONS AND LEGISLATION VIDEOS

In this episode of water talk, Angela Godwin sits down with Vanessa M. Leiby from WWEMA to talk about Build America, Buy America.