October 4, 2018: EPA soliciting nominations for Contaminant Candidate List 5 (CCL5). More information here https://www.epa.gov/ccl/contaminant-candidate-list-5-ccl-5 The final list of not more than 30 contaminants selected will be incorporated into the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 5 (effective 2022).
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By Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 26, 2018…..Seventy percent of Massachusetts voters think the state is not spending enough money on public infrastructure projects and roughly a third of voters rate the state’s local roads, highways, bridges and MBTA as “poor,” a recent poll found. The results of a […]
The final rule for Energy Conservation Standard and Test Procedure for Pumps became effective March 28, 2016. Compliance is required by January 27, 2020. See 10 CRF 431.464 and 10 CFR 431.465. Go to the http://federalregister.gov and search “Energy Conservation Standards for Pumps” and “Test Procedure for Pumps”. View your pump type at http://pumps.org/doe_pumps.aspx
https://www.businessinsider.com/report-finds-toxins-turning-up-in-public-water-systems-across-the-us-2018-8 (associated press) “EPA says it will prepare a national management plan for the compounds by the end of the year. But Peter Grevatt, director of the agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, told The Associated Press that there’s no deadline for a decision on possible regulatory actions” “The Trump administration called the […]
(Testing, Training, Taking Action) https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/3ts-reducing-lead-drinking-water-toolkit Toolkit summary Lead Control EPA 3ts_2018_revised_highlights_508
From AWWA Connections ® A landmark water bill that passed the U.S. Senate last week reauthorizes the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) for two more years and removes its pilot designation, another key milestone in the American Water Works Association’s work to confront the water infrastructure challenge. “The reauthorization of WIFIA at $50 […]
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From Waterworld.com LOGAN, UTAH, MARCH 8, 2018 — Utah State University’s (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory has published a second comprehensive study on break rates of the most commonly used water pipe materials titled, “Water Main Break Rates In the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study.” The Buried Structures Laboratory has a large scale testing facility […]
May 15, 2018-Joint Legislative Event with MWPCA and ACEC MA, State House, Boston, MA: MWWA is joining forces with the Mass Water Pollution Control Assoc. and the American Council of Engineering Companies of MA to host a joint legislative event at the State House. ACEC MA will be hosting their Engineers & Land Surveyor Day […]
from Mass.gov Funding and Newly Released Climate Change Data to Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change. Continuing its commitment to working with communities and local partners to prevent and prepare for climate change, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $5 million in supplemental funding for the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program. The deadline for MVP Planning […]