Drinking Water Headlines

Farm Bill Signed by the President

Farm Bill Signed by the President

Late Thursday (12/20), the President signed a $867 billion (that’s billion with a “b”) Farm Bill. Many of the components...

Confusing Federal Funding Picture Continues

Confusing Federal Funding Picture Continues

It’s 1 PM EST on Friday, December 21st, which means it’s T-11 hours until a possible partial government shutdown at...

PFAS News – New York MCL Recommendations and ASDWA Website Information

PFAS News – New York MCL Recommendations and ASDWA Website Information

    New York’s Drinking Water Quality Council Recommends Drinking Water MCLs for PFOA, PFOS, and 1,4-Dioxane On December 18,...

IRIS Update Provides Another Perspective on Existing and Emerging Contaminants

IRIS Update Provides Another Perspective on Existing and Emerging Contaminants

EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) just released information on their priority for upcoming assessments.  For drinking water, IRIS risk...

Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure

Today the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children released the Federal Lead Action Plan to...

EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose a Revised Definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose a Revised Definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

Last week, EPA and the Corps of Engineers signed a proposed rule for a revised definition of “Waters of the...

ECOS Names Its New Executive Director

ECOS Names Its New Executive Director

The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the national nonprofit, nonpartisan association of state and territorial environmental commissioners, has announced...

USGS GeoHealth Newsletter Highlights Algal Toxins

USGS GeoHealth Newsletter Highlights Algal Toxins

A special edition of the GeoHealth Newsletter from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) highlights the work of USGS and various...

New USGS Study Finds Elevated Levels of Manganese in Private Wells

New USGS Study Finds Elevated Levels of Manganese in Private Wells

A new USGS study reports that about 7 percent of domestic (private) wells in the U.S. have concentrations of manganese at levels that present...

Report Raises Significant Concerns with Flat Federal Funding For Drinking Water

Report Raises Significant Concerns with Flat Federal Funding For Drinking Water

ASDWA has released a report, Beyond Tight Budgets, that raises significant concerns with flat federal funding for state and territorial drinking water...

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