New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today issued a drought watch for the entire state of New York following consultation with the State Drought Management Task Force and Federal partner agencies.
The former operator of the Sebring water system is facing criminal charges and a maximum fine of more than $2 million for allegedly failing to notify residents about potentially hazardous lead levels in their drinking water. The charges are two counts of "recklessly failing to provide timely notice of individual lead tap water results to affected consumers within 30 days of receiving lab results (an unclassified misdemeanor), and one count of recklessly failing to provide timely sy
REMINDER for Public Water Systems! As we enter another dry summer following prior dry months, please remember the following tips:
- Review Emergency Response Plans for drought response measures; make sure information and contact numbers are all up-to-date.
- Check water levels in sources/wells and re-assess operational and management plans.
- Consider repairing leaking water mains sooner rather than later.
Making water recycling palatable
Check out this interesting video on water reuse
EPA Chief Says All 50 States Following Lead Drinking Water Rule: All 50 states told the Environmental Protection Agency they're in line with federal standards for implementing the Lead and Copper Rule for drinking water in the wake of the crisis in Flint. In a letter to state regulators Thursday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the agency received responses from all 5
- Webinar, July 12 on “Decentralized Wastewater Systems & Management,” sponsored by IHS headquarters.
Forwarding information on the IHS headquarters, SFC Tech Webinar: Decentralized Wastewater Systems and Management
Thank you again to all who participated in the 37th Annual Technical Training Workshop & Exhibition. Pictures from this event have been posted. To view the pictures please follow this link http://nyruralwater.org/photos/album/617