If you or someone you know are eligible and interested in applying for the NYRWA Founder’s Scholarship then time is running short. Applications must be received no later than Thursday February 13, 2014. The NYRWA offers this $500 scholarship annually to up to five eligible candidates.
ATTENTION PARENTS: Want to give your children a chance to have some fun and maybe learn something along the way? Check out this web-site: http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/drinkingwater/watertreatmentplant_index.cfm
Water and Energy Nexus in Disasters Webinar Series
Emergency Power Generation at Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 1-2 PM ET
Law Protects New Yorkers and the Environment by Ensuring Proper Handling of Hazardous Mercury
A new law signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will require manufacturers to collect and recycle mercury-containing thermostats at no cost to consumers, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The law implements a statewide thermostat product stewardship program to ensure that hazardous mercury is properly handled, preventing potential adverse health effects and damage to the environment.
Taken from the CQ Roll Call By Nathan Hurst
The Senate cleared legislation Tuesday to exempt fire hydrants from new lead-free requirements for drinking water systems scheduled to take effect in January.
The bill (HR 3588) was cleared for the president’s consideration by unanimous consent. The House passed the bill earlier this month, 384-0, under suspension of the rules.
The New York Rural Water Association strongly encourages each municipality to consider sending a similar letter to the one below written by one of our member systems with regard to the existing inventories of brass fittings, etc. This member took the initiative to write to his Congressman asking for support. As you may be aware, Congressman Tonko was the cosponsor of HR3588 which passed in Congress and we are hopeful will pass the Senate soon.
taken from the CQ Roll Call, written by Katey McGettrick
The House on Monday passed legislation that would exempt fire hydrants from new lead-free requirements for drinking water systems scheduled to go into effect in January.
The bill (HR 3588), passed 384-0 under suspension of the rules, would clarify that fire hydrants could be built with materials that do not meet the revised standards.
With the current low interest rates any municipal system thinking about a project should start the process.