Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee helps to mold legislation and regulation that will cost-effectively allow members to continue to protect water sources and to improve the security and preparedness of water utilities.

Members

Tom Sexton (Chair)

781-278-4826

Committee Updates

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 […]

ASDWA and AMWA Submit Recommendations to EPA on PFAS Risk Communication

from ASDWA: On May 15th, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) submitted a joint letter of recommendations to EPA on developing risk communication messages for states and water systems to use when communicating with their customers and the public about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). […]

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, […]

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 […]

FAQ Responses for Water Consumers

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators has published a list of frequently asked questions and responses for water suppliers and consumers regarding SAR-COVID-19 which found here. Other resources for water suppliers are also available on the page.