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New requirement may trigger a lead notification
A change in the way the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulates lead in drinking water may result in more lead warnings in communities across the United States.
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| Categories: | Tags: lead, lcr, lead, copper, rule, epa, environmental protection agency, notification, communication, alert | View Count: (209) | Bookmark and Share
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Lead service line removal is a team effort

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Lead service line removal is a team effort
Replacing lead service lines is a worthy endeavor. Lead is a known health concern, particularly for young children. The sooner we can remove all sources of lead from our communities, the better off we will be.
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| Categories: | Tags: lead, lead and copper rule, lcr, epa, environmental protection agency, epa, rules, regulation, drinking water, infrastructure | View Count: (373) | Bookmark and Share
2024 offers opportunity to celebrate the Safe Drinking Water Act
The year 2024 marks a significant milestone in the water sector. The U.S. Congress originally passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1974, making 2024 its 50th anniversary.
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What to know about the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Improvements
What water consumers need to know about the EPA's Lead and Copper Rule Improvements
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| Categories: | Tags: lead, EPA, environmental, protection agency, rule, lead and copper rule, agency, drinking, home, faucet, tap, service, line, pipe | View Count: (579) | Bookmark and Share
Is a new low-income household assistance program coming?
All of us are feeling the pinch, but for households near the poverty line, rising water bills can be devastating. Fortunately, there are conversations about creating a large-scale customer assistance program happening in the water sector.
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| Categories: | Tags: affordability, bills, Washington D.C., low-income, household, water, bills, rates, government, American Water Works Association, AWWA, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, AMWA, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, NACWA, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Water Environment Federation, WEF | View Count: (1050) | Bookmark and Share
Drinking Water Week is a time to celebrate your drinking water
We’re not one to tell anyone how to celebrate a holiday. Whether you enjoy festive meals, solemn introspection or gathering with family, holidays are celebratory times, and Drinking Water Week is no different.
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The value of the scientific process

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The value of the scientific process
Toxicology research and potential regulation involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, have been in the news lately. As they apply to drinking water, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) encourages “following the science wherever it may lead.”
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| Categories: | Tags: PFAS, Perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkyl, substance, contaminant, research, science, scientific, process, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency | View Count: (518) | Bookmark and Share
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What do PFAS health advisories tell us?

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What do PFAS health advisories tell us?
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released lifetime health advisories for four different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which you may know better as PFAS. This step has triggered a complicated situation.
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| Categories: | Tags: EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, PFAS, health advisories, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, filter, contamination, PFOA, PFOS | View Count: (1498) | Bookmark and Share
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Some cool water tips as it heats up

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Some cool water tips as it heats up
As the weather heats up in several parts of the United States, responsible outdoor water use is very important.
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| Categories: | Tags: outdoor, irrigation, landscape, watering, responsible, conservation, car wash, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, grass, lawn, California, residential, home owner | View Count: (964) | Bookmark and Share
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Let the genie out of the bottle

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Let the genie out of the bottle
While bottled water serves a valuable purpose as a beverage, there are some drawbacks of which to be aware.
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| Categories: | Tags: environment, bottled water, pollution, tap water, BlueTriton, Poland Spring, Pure Life, Arrowhead, plastic, waste, landfill | View Count: (4190) | Bookmark and Share
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