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Mar 31 2021Legislation
President Joe Biden is set to unveil a more than $2 trillion infrastructure package March 31, which includes $111 billion for drinking water…
Mar 30 2021Industrial Water
The EPA Office of Water published an advance notice of a proposed rule-making (ANPRM) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) that could lead to development…
Mar 29 2021Energy Efficiency
The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan to highlight a number of major issues of…
Mar 26 2021Legislation
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure ACT (DWWIA) of 2021 Mar.…
Mar 24 2021Funding
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced awards totaling $27.5 million for 16 water infrastructure projects.  According to DOE, these projects…
Mar 23 2021Industrial Water
A study found that historic sources of mercury pollution are driving higher concentrations of the contaminant in sport fish that live and feed in the…
Mar 22 2021World Water Day
To commemorate World Water Day, the U.S. EPA announced the availability of $2.7 billion for State Revolving Funds (SRFs) to assist states, tribes,…
Mar 22 2021Groundwater
A study published by University of Hawai'i at Mānoa earth scientists showed that tidally-driven groundwater inundation of wastewater infrastructure…
Mar 19 2021Wastewater Treatment
A hearing entitled “Examining the Challenges Facing Drinking Water and Waste Water Infrastructure Projects” shed light on water and wastewater…
Mar 18 2021Industrial Water
Freezing temperatures and hazardous road conditions throughout the state of Texas in February caused outages that have not only affected households…
Mar 16 2021Industrial Water
Canton, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Paper factory is in the process of its wastewater permit renewal.  The paper factory has spent more than $500…
Mar 15 2021Contaminants
EPA published the proposed fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) in the Federal Register.  In the proposed rule, UCMR 5 would…
Mar 11 2021Pollution Control
The Senate confirmed Michael Regan, who heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to run the U.S. EPA.  Senators voted 66 to 34…
Mar 10 2021Coronavirus COVID-19
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect changes to the passage of the stimulus package. President Biden gave final passage to a $1.9…
Mar 10 2021Sewer Systems
San Diego, California is ready to build the Pure Water sewage recycling system.  According to city officials, officials resolved litigation that…
Mar 8 2021Pollution Control
The North Carolina Coastal Federation released the Action Plan for Nature-based Stormwater Strategies, which addresses frequent and intense rain…
Mar 4 2021Lead
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.…
ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Chair Kristina Swallow provided opening remarks during the live report card release March 3.
ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Chair Kristina Swallow provided opening remarks during the live report card release March 3.
Mar 3 2021Funding
The American Society of Civil Engineers 2021 Infrastructure Report Card graded U.S. infrastructure a C-, accounting for 17 categories. Drinking water…
Mar 3 2021Regulations
The U.S. EPA issued two actions to protect public health by addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The agency…
Mar 2 2021Sewer Overflows
EPA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing an allocation formula for the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grants Program…
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