drinking water

U.S. EPA Announces Proposal to Strengthen Its Lead and Copper Rule

November 30, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposal to strengthen its Lead and Copper Rule that would require water systems across the country to replace lead service lines […]


U.S. EPA Announces New Get the Lead Out Initiative

November 10, 2023

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced the Get the Lead Out (GLO) Initiative that will help ensure safer drinking water for communities as part of […]


New Standard Supports Bacteria Testing for Multiple Water Types

October 31, 2023

ASTM International’s water committee (D19) has approved a new standard that will help water producers and users identify and quantify bacteria in potable (drinking, dental, and bottled water) as well as […]


Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Launches Enhanced ezH2O Bottle Filling Stations

October 24, 2023

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions, the industry’s largest supplier of clean water solutions for drinking water, hygiene, and sustainable water management, launched enhanced ezH2O Bottle Filling Stations to simplify maintenance. Since […]


APEC Forum Explores the Importance of International Standards for Safe Drinking Water

August 15, 2023

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) and its charitable arm, the International Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH™), helped host a daylong water forum during the recently […]


Tap Water Survey Finds Communication Is Key in Consumer Perception of Safety

July 26, 2023

Consumers who remember receiving a recent communication from their water utilities are more than three times as likely to report their water’s safety has improved, according to a survey conducted […]


Tap Water Study Detects PFAS “Forever Chemicals” Across the U.S.

July 10, 2023

At least 45 percent of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of the chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, according […]


Lead and Copper Regulations Generate $9 Billion of Health Benefits per Year

May 16, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Lead and Copper Drinking Water Rule Revision (LCRR) costs $335 million to implement while generating $9 billion in health benefits annually—far exceeding the EPA’s public […]


Access to Clean Safe Water Is a Focus During National Drinking Water Month

May 16, 2023

With the World Health Organization estimating that more than 2 billion people globally lack access to safely managed drinking water at home,* the topic of access to cleaner, safer drinking […]


How Design Professionals Can Work with Owners to Keep Private Systems Safe

May 15, 2023

Recently, I wrote an article regarding potable water and backflow protection. Water is something that most of us take for granted, until we cannot find a clean and reliable source. […]

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