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Mar 5 2021
120Water has released new capabilities to its platform that are designed to help state regulators and utilities comply with the Lead & Copper…
Mar 4 2021
A water main replacement project to replace more lead water service lines on about 15 properties on the west side of Aurora, Illinois, is underway.…
Jan 27 2021
Newark, New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) resolved a 3-year legal battle with groups who filed suit…
Jan 20 2021
We’ve made it through the whirlwind of 2020 and into hopeful fresh beginnings in 2021. While we wait for a vaccine to the coronavirus to penetrate…
Jan 13 2021
Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and ex-officials have been told they are being charged after a new investigation of the Flint…
Jan 11 2021
The U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) final update aims to better protect children and communities from the risks of lead exposure, according to…
Dec 23 2020
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is committed to working toward a day when the potential for lead in drinking water is removed from every…
Nov 27 2020
Joliet, Illinois is starting another phase of its program to replace lead service lines. Approximately 800 lead service lines will have been replaced…
Sep 29 2020
The U.S. EPA is preparing a policy change that will be pitched ahead of Election Day.  A draft of the final rule obtained by The New York Times shows…
Sep 11 2020
Chicago, Illinois’ Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot launched an equity-focused lead service line replacement program. Lightfoot joined Department of Water…
Jun 26 2020
NRDC’s Flint team and data scientists Jake Abernethy, Georgia Tech and Eric Schwartz, University of Michigan have created the online, interactive …
sampling methods
Current sampling methods can be infrequent and can require several days, weeks or months before the results return to indicate an issue or problem. Real-time water quality monitoring can address that issue head on.
May 20 2020
Many cities in the U.S. have a lead contamination problem in their drinking water. This represents a serious threat to human health, particularly…
Feb 6 2020
The joint committee governing the American National Standards for drinking water treatment units has lowered the maximum allowable concentration of…
Jan 13 2020
The Water Quality Association (WQA) is encouraging public comments to the proposed Lead and Copper Rule revisions by Feb. 12, 2020.  The WQA, in…
Dec 9 2019
Generally speaking, the WWD State of the Industry Report pulls on the status of the U.S. economy and budgets to develop conclusions about how wider…
Dec 9 2019
To think it is already December and that 2019 is nearing a close! This year has been one wrought with changes and big moments for the industry,…
Nov 26 2019
Water Gremlin Co. has been ordered to implement short-term safety measures, along with a permanent solution to protect workers within one year after…
Oct 25 2019
The U.S. EPA issued a new proposal with the aim of improving how the nation tests for lead and copper in drinking water, according to the Washington…
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Mary Scott Nabers is president and CEO of Stratigic Partnerships.
Aug 5 2019
It seems that most people first began to realize there are serious water problems in the U.S. when news of Flint, Mich., broke. However, the country’…
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Bob Crossen, managing editor of WWD.
Aug 5 2019
As of press time, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included language about per- and…
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