A state panel charged with determining the maximum legal amount of PFOA and other contaminants in drinking water heard from experts Wednesday on issues like laboratory methods and water treatment costs, intended to help its 12 members make recommendations.
NYRWA has a new phone system with new extension numbers. When calling the office please listen carefully to the greeting for the correct extension number of the person you would like to reach. Below is a list for your reference.
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The New York Rural Water Association will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Board and Staff wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!
· Minnesota water agency finds 73 percent of nitrate pollution in Minnesota River basin comes from agricultural land, 9 percent from municipal wastewater treatment systems, 2 percent from septic systems, and 1 percent from urban runoff.
Both the House and Senate tax reform proposals repeal advance refunding bonds after 2017. Public water and sewer utilities issued about $45 billion in advance refunding bonds from 2012 to 2016. According to some bond writers’ groups, if advance refunding bonds are repealed, “municipal bond issuers would be challenged to manage interest rate risks and the cost of borrowing for state and local governments would skyrocket,” and would “likely drive many issuers into the swaps and derivatives mar
On Wednesday, the State of New Jersey announced that it will become the first state in the nation to set "maximum contaminant levels" for public drinking water systems for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) for 14 parts per trillion and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) of 13 parts per trillion.
Bursting pipes. Leaks. Public health scares.
America is facing a crisis over its crumbling water infrastructure, and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive task.
EPA is hosting a webinar November 8, 2017, 1-2 pm EST on the OCCT Evaluation Templates. The webinar will provide detailed walk-through of the templates and how primacy agencies and water systems can use them as a tool for more effectively navigating the OCCT installation steps and associated data gathering, decision-making and documentation activities. Each of the forms will be discussed in detail and will include step-by-step examples illustrating how they can be used by primacy agencies and water systems.
By Matthew Hamilton, Times Union
Albany- Local governments are seeing millions of dollars in revenue flushed away because of water loss, inaccurate meters or improper billing, a new comptroller’s report on municipal water systems shows.