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New Research Could Lead to More Corrosion-Resistant Water Pipes

May 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

BINGHAMTON, NY – With documented public water problems in Flint, Mich., and Hoosick Falls, N.Y., caused by corrosion, understanding how copper is affected at the atomic level is critical to avoiding problems in future pipes. Corrosion-related damage costs…

Drought and Management Actions Affect World Waterway—The Rio Grande

March 24, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Water

New research can help water managers along the Rio Grande make wise decisions about how to best use the flow of a river vital for drinking water, agriculture…

Social Design Awards Presented at WDC Taipei 2016 Design Gala

March 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

Taipei, Taiwan, March 24,2016—The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) has awarded the 2015-2016 World Design Impact Prize…

El Paso Boosts Its Drinking Water Supply

February 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 23, 2016—Enviro Water Minerals Company (EWM) awarded Veolia a 10-year operations and maintenance agreement to manage its new commercial water plant in El Paso to enhance the city's supply of drinking water.  EWM has broken ground on…

U.S. EPA Announces More than $182 Million for Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects in California

January 29, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Financial, Water

CARLSBAD–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld announced more than $182 million in funding to California for investment in statewide improvements in local drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and the…

A Fix for Flint: Groups File Federal Lawsuit to Secure Safe Drinking Water in Flint

January 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

FLINT, Mich., Jan. 27, 2016—)- A coalition of  local citizens and national groups filed suit today seeking federal court intervention to secure access to safe drinking water for the people of Flint, Michigan. Alleging violations of the federal Safe Drinking…

Michigan Governor Declares Emergency Over Flint’s Drinking Water

January 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Maintenance

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today declared a state of emergency for Genesee County due to the ongoing health and safety issues caused by lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water. By declaring a state of emergency, Snyder has made available all…

Water Well Trust Receives Second USDA Grant for Georgia Water Wells

December 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2015—The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has received a second $140,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Household Water Well Systems program for…

Water Systems Cost Savings Act Introduced in U.S. House

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Supply

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2015—The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533, "Savings Act"), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the use of cost-effective…

EPA Releases Draft Assessment on the Potential Impacts to Drinking Water Resources from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities

June 4, 2015 - in Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a draft assessment today on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, shows…