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US House passed a $3 trillion Heroes Act, awaiting Senate action

from ASDWA.org: The US House of Representatives has passed a $3 trillion coronavirus aid bill that includes a moratorium on disconnecting or terminating service from a utility, including water and sewer, for nonpayment. The latest coronavirus relief package, H.R. 6800, or the HEROES Act, includes funding for individual stimulus, assistance to state and local governments, […]

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AWWA urges U.S. EPA to base PFAS regulation on sound science

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) this week expressed its support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to move forward on regulating two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and urged the agency to use the best available science to evaluate a drinking water standard. AWWA submitted its comments in response to EPA’s proposal […]

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Job Posting – Senior Water System Operator – Town of Avon

Senior Water System Operator Town of Avon Department of Public Works The Town of Avon Department of Public Works seeks qualified candidates for the position of Senior Water System Operator for the Avon treatment and distribution water system, which currently includes six groundwater sources and well pump stations; corrosion control and green sand/GAC filtration; 1,600+ […]

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Emergency Change Permits Remote Public Meetings

https://www.statehousenews.com/news/2020468 Emergency Change Permits Remote Public Meetings Baker Order Applies to State and Local Bodies Michael P. Norton 3/12/20 9:19 PM MARCH 12, 2020…..In a significant change spurred by the spreading coronavirus, government boards in Massachusetts may now meet without a physical quorum of members present and without affording public access to the physical meeting […]

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House Passes PFAS Bill, Unlikely to Move in Senate

from ASDWA.org 1/14/2020 Late last week the House passed H.R.535 – the PFAS Action Act of 2019. The bill contains multiple provisions requiring EPA to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the environment including: Determining whether EPA should designate the entire class of PFAS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, […]

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Chemicals Added to the Toxics Release Inventory Pursuant to Section 7321 of the National Defense Authorization Act

Section 7321 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (P.L. 116-92) (NDAA) added certain Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to the TRI list of reportable chemicals. Among these added chemicals are chemicals that met two criteria: (1) they were subject to a significant new use rule at either 40 CFR 721.9582 or […]

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