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US Department of Energy New Conservation Standards for Clean Water Pumps Looming

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

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Troubling report finds PFAS are turning up in dozens of public water systems across the US

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 […]

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America’s Water Infrastructure Act Legislation Clears Congress, Awaits President’s Signature

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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Break rates for almost half of U.S. water mains up more than 40% in 6 years: Study

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 […]

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Funding Opportunity: $5 Million in Climate Vulnerability Preparedness Funding

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 […]

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US House Farm Bill Includes Language for Water Infrastructure

• Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 • The legislation also extends programs offering grants and loans to small water utilities to upgrade their drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities; • These programs had been eliminated (under the Rural Utilities Service) in the President’s […]

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