Environmental Protection

Potable Water


Jackson Outlines New Drinking Water Vision

EPA will begin addressing contaminants in groups and has identified four carcinogenic compounds that merit stricter regulation.

WEF, IWA Name First World Water Day Winners

Groups and individuals were chosen for outstanding achievement in boosting awareness of water quality issues.

Agency Offers Revised Guidance on Public Notification Rule

EPA's handbooks target regions and states responsible for enforcing the Safe Drinking Water Act and offer guidance on public notification rule compliance.

Layne Christensen Commits to Cadiz Water Project

Based on the CH2M Hill study of natural recharge in the aquifer system, Cadiz is developing a groundwater management plan providing for the safe and environmentally-sound, long-term withdrawal of enough clean water.

Studies Needed to Assess Long-Term Effects of Drugs in Drinking Water

The Great Lakes Alliance report explores emerging threat and possible solutions.

New Law Would Authorize, Fund Great Lakes' Cleanup

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, led by EPA, would target the most significant chemical, biological, and physical problems in the system.

NAWC Goes to Capitol Hill March 9 and 10

Members of the National Association of Water Companies will report on their industry and seek congressional support for infrastructure legislation.



Floridians Get More Time to Comment on Water Quality Standards

EPA will schedule additional public hearings in April.

USDA Initiative to Improve Mississippi River Water Quality

A new $320 million, four-year initiative could significantly improve drinking water quality for Americans in 12 states in the Mississippi River Basin.

Manual Guides Consecutive Water Systems on Stage 2 DBPR

EPA's guidance manual explains specific requirements as well as flexibilities of the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule.

Tampa Bay Desalination Plant Completes Performance Goal

Tampa Bay Water and American Water-Acciona Agua hit the 25 mgd for four months mark and 20 mgd for 12 months, and now SFWMD will fulfill its promise to help fund the plant by paying $31.25 million.

Fairmount Launches Water Solutions Subsidiary

New subsidiary to include existing ventures Best Sand Corporation, Wedron Silica Co., and technology licensed from Kinetico Inc.

Pacific Territories Get $34 M More for Water Projects

Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa get a funding boost from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Santa Clara Valley to Expand Recycled Water Efforts

The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board recently approved two agreements with the City of San Jose to build a new advanced water treatment facility that will produce highly purified recycled water.

Sterling Water, NMSU Create Low-cost Desalination

The zero-emission technology can convert saltwater to pure drinking water on a round-the-clock basis – and its energy needs are so low, existing solar technology or even the waste heat of an air conditioning system could power it.

Regenesis Management Group Aligns with Colorado State

New research alliance will focus on water conservation research.

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