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EPA Seeks Public Input for Development of National Water Reuse Action Plan

from EPA.gov WASHINGTON – (April 18, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on the development of an action plan to accelerate the application of water reuse as a safe, reliable, and sustainable way to meet the country’s current and future water demands. “To meet the country’s most pressing water resources […]

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WaterSense Proposed for Elimination from Federal Budget

from AWE The president’s FY2020 budget proposes–once again–to eliminate WaterSense, and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) is requesting your help to support the continuance program. The Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program is a voluntary partnership program designed to make it easy for Americans to save water by choosing water-efficient products and services. The AWE […]

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MassDEP issues draft PFAS amendments to MCP Groundwater Standards

In a notice to Public Water Suppliers on April 17, 2019, MassDEP proposed draft amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan to include a new Class 1 groundwater standard for 6 Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). MassDEP proposes a combined limit for Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), Perfluoroocatanoic acid (PFOA), Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), Perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS), Perfluoroheptanoic acid […]

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MassDEP awards for Public Water Systems Posted

The MassDEP 2019 Award Recipients have been posted on this web page: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/2018-public-water-system-awards. Public Water System Awards Day will be held at Devens Common Center in Devens on May 7, 2019 The awards recognize the outstanding efforts made by our public water suppliers to deliver safe, excellent-quality drinking water to the public. Some of the […]

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Water Supply Protection Grant Program Opens

from MassDEP: Attached is a new 2019.04 DWSP Program Flyer describing the Mass. EEA DWSP Grant Program which awards funds to eligible public water suppliers to purchase land and conservation restrictions for water supply protection. More information is available here. Applications are due at 3 pm on November 16, 2019. Please contact Emmanuel Owusu at […]

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First PFAS stakeholders meeting held on Development of a PFAS Drinking Water Standard (MCL)

The first PFAS stakeholders meeting was held by MassDEP on April 11. Agenda was a follows: PFAS Updates, including: • PFAS activities in other states • PFAS detections in public water supplies • Status of forthcoming proposed groundwater cleanup standards for waste site cleanups • Consideration of a revised Office of Research & Standards Guideline […]

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“Water’s Worth It” Day at the State House, Register by 5/1

FROM ACEC: Water’s Worth It Day is 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM Great Hall, 2nd Floor, Massachusetts State House, Boston. MA Register by May 1 on Survey Monkey*: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019Eng_LS_Water_Day​ Engineers, Land Surveyors, Public Works Professionals and other design professionals will meet with Massachusetts state legislators at the State House on May 22, 2019. *Before you […]

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Job Posting – Assistant Superintendent – Cotuit Fire District Water Department

Job Posting Cotuit Fire District Water Department Assistant Superintendent The Cotuit Fire District Water Department has a position available for a full-time Assistant Superintendent. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent with a science-based Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred. The candidate will also have a minimum of […]

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Wallace Darsch – Obituary

Former PCWWA President Wally Darsch has passed away. We are forever grateful for his contribution to our water works community. At his request, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the PCWWA scholarship fund. What an honor we have to continue in his legacy. Wallace Darsch Obituary

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