Job Posting – Water System Technician – Foxborough Public Works

Water Systems Technician Department: Public Works Location: Foxborough, MA START YOUR APPLICATION The Town of Foxborough is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Water Systems Technician to assist with the daily work of the Water and Sewer Division within the Public Works Department. This is a full time (40 hour/week) position reporting to […]

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2018 Awards Summary

A huge round of applause for those receiving awards at the November monthly meeting. The Association would not be where it is today without the dedication provided by its active and associate members. Congratulations to Kurt Gaffney from the Mansfield Water Division for receiving the Michael Coyne award for his outstanding service over 50 years in the water […]

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4th National Climate Change Assessment Published

Prepared by the US Global Change Research Program, The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. On Water: “Rising air and water temperatures and changes in precipitation are intensifying droughts, increasing heavy downpours, reducing snowpack, and causing declines […]

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Conservation Law Foundation files petition for MA to regulate PFAS

from Mass Water Works Assoc: CLF files petition for MA to regulate PFAS: The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) sent a petition to MassDEP last week asking them to establish a Treatment Technique standard for PFAS chemicals (see petition). CLF contends that “MassDEP must immediately adopt a drinking water standard that protects residents of Massachusetts from […]

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Trump signs industry-backed, bipartisan water infrastructure bill

from waterfm.com America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday (October 23, 2018). The U.S. water infrastructure sector is lauding it as an important step forward in the nation’s efforts to fund the renewal of aging water infrastructure. The measure moved on to the President’s desk […]

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Water Security Grand Challenge

from WEF.org On October 25, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. Using a coordinated suite of prizes, competitions, early-stage […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Strengthen Natural Gas Safety Procedures

From Mass.gov 11/20/2018 Proposal Would Require Approval of Professional Engineer for Gas Infrastructure Work BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration today filed legislation that would require all natural gas work that could pose a material risk to public safety be reviewed and approved by a certified professional engineer. An Act to Ensure Safety and Soundness of […]

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EPA seeks public input on draft toxicity assessments for PFAS chemicals

EPA’s draft assessments follow through on EPA’s commitment to provide tools for states, tribes, and local communities to help protect public health from EPA.gov 11/14/2018 Contact Information: EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on draft toxicity assessments for GenX chemicals and perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS), […]

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