Sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure is a critical foundation of economic development, but in uncertain economic times it is even more critical.
EPA has posted on its Web site a revised list of frequently-asked-questions to assist manufactures, retailers, regulators and the general public in complying with and understanding the requirements of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. The FAQs address the definition of lead free, the effective date, calculating lead content, 3rdparty certification, product labeling, repair and replacement parts, and exemptions.
On October 17, 2013 we received word that the NYS Department of Health announced the appointment of Teresa Boepple to the position of Assistant Director of the Bureau of Water Supply Protection.
Water is constantly being cycled between the atmosphere, the ocean and land. This cycling is a very important process that helps sustain life on Earth.
Are you aware that on October 26, 2013, all citizens can drop off their unused or expired medications to specific sites to help keep our environment safe. We strongly encourage you not to flush old medication and take advantage of this national program. Through the efforts of the United States Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration/Office of Diversion Control – you can go to the following website and type in your zip code to find local facilities that will be participating in this national event to take back your unused or expired medication and save our environment. Pleas
Join the staff of NYRWA as we attend the 2013 NRWA H2O-XPO in Louisville, KY. Also in attendance will be the winner of the annual “Meredith H. Thompson Training Award”, Jeff Swartz, Village of Canajoharie. XPO offers over 30 acres of heavy equipment displays and demonstrations, over 100 hours of education and training, over 1,000 indoor exhibits, and over 20,000 attendees from utilities across the nation.
Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.
Wastewater authorities say wipes may go down the toilet, but even many labeled flushable aren’t breaking down as they course through the sewer system. That’s costing some municipalities millions of dollars to dispatch crews to unclog pipes and pumps and to replace and upgrade machinery.
Sept. 23) US judge gives EPA 6 months to decide whether regulations
needed for farmland runoff pollution
NEW ORLEANS — Environmental advocates in states along the Mississippi
River have won a round toward a long-term goal of having federal
standards created to regulate farmland runoff and other pollution
blamed for the oxygen-depleted “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico and
problems in other bodies of water.
The USEPA has a great deal of regulatory information available on their website www.epa.gov. Of importance to many Operation Specialists’ currently is the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR). EPA has a Fact Sheet available that addresses the revised regulation including timelines, monitoring requirements, and regulatory reporting. To access an electronic version of the Fact Sheet please go to the following link: