White House Steps In To Weaken EPA PFAS Regulation

From Wateronline.com. Full story here The White House has reportedly taken steps to diminish a rule proposed by the U.S. EPA to curb the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), one of the country’s most prevalent and contentious drinking water contaminants. According to communications between the White House and EPA, the former stepped in … Read more

MassDEP issues draft changes to Drinking Water Regulations, Notifies of Funding

Draft changes to 310 CMR 22, the MA Drinking Water Regulations, were issued for public comment last month. DEP sent public notice to water suppliers of the regulations changes and funding availability by letter of December 20. See DEP PFAS Letter to PWS 12-20-19 The draft regulations, relating to PFAS compounds, can be found here: … Read more


Twenty Third Annual SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS DRINKING WATER FAIR JUNE 21, 2018 MASSACHUSETTS MARITIME ACADEMY BUZZARDS BAY, MA   Click here to download registration form: Drinking Water Fair Register online at www.masswaterworks.org Training Contact Hours (TCHs) for Large and Small Public Water System Operators PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM TECHNICAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITY (Earn up to 5 TCHs) TO OBTAIN … Read more

Job Posting – Town of Somerset – Water/Sewer Superintendent

Town of Somerset – Water/Sewer Superintendent Position performs executive level work in directing operations for both a municipal water department and a municipal water pollution control department.  The work includes preparing and monitoring departmental budgets, planning, bidding and contract administration for capital improvements and other projects, overseeing departmental information technology systems, supervising personnel, collective bargaining, … Read more

EPA Funding Cuts Looming

The budget proposal put forth last week by the Trump administration would impact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency significantly, if passed. The EPA’s new budget for fiscal year 2018 (beginning October, 2017) would be reduced by $2.6 billion. This would include a 31 percent cut in discretionary spending, and the elimination of 3,200 positions within … Read more