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WaterSense Revised Tank-Type Toilet Specification Available for Comment

December 15, 2023

To address evolving technologies and changes in the marketplace, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to revise its specification for tank-type toilets to earn the WaterSense® label. The biggest […]

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IAPMO Renews MOU with Partner Organizations on Improving Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems

December 12, 2023

Continuing a successful partnership that began nearly a decade ago, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) has renewed its participation in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with […]

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International Code Council Partners with U.S. EPA to Address Water Scarcity and Public Safety

December 7, 2023

On December 5, 2023, the International Code Council signed a Decentralized Wastewater Management Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its partner organizations. Through this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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U.S. EPA Releases Draft Specification for WaterSense-Labeled Spray Sprinkler Nozzles

November 9, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program is considering expanding its suite of outdoor water-saving products with a draft specification for spray sprinkler nozzles that can earn the WaterSense label. […]

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Niagara® Earns Second 2023 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award

October 6, 2023

Niagara®, a leader in high-performance, water-saving toilets, is honored to announce its recognition as the 2023 WaterSense Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); this is […]

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U.S. EPA Kicks off Eleventh Annual SepticSmart Week

September 18, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is joining state and local partners to launch SepticSmart Week 2023, a week-long annual campaign to educate homeowners and renters on how to properly […]

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Court Pauses Cybersecurity Rule for AWWA Following Legal Challenge

July 14, 2023

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has granted a request from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the National Rural Water Association (NRWA) to stop the […]

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U.S. EPA to Revisit Requirements for Water-Efficient Toilets

June 28, 2023

To address the changing marketplace and evolving technologies for water-efficient plumbing products, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering changing its criteria for tank-type toilets to earn the WaterSense® label. […]

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