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News on tap: New York City Drinking Water

By JoAnne Castagna, Ed.D. Drinking water safety has been in the news.  A few years ago, the community of Flint, Michigan struggled with lead contamination...

“Water Investing Gap” in Michigan Stands in Way of 90,000 New Jobs in State,...

$22,000 a Day on Bottled Water for Flint:  Chronically Underfunded, Maintenance-deferred Water Infrastructure Costs Michigan Money. Investing $12 billion on top of existing water infrastructure...

EPA Researchers Help Communities Protect Drinking Water Systems from Lead

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) researchers Michael Schock and Darren Lytle are leading research to better understand the science of water chemistry, treatment, and infrastructure to help water system managers and local communities prevent lead from getting into drinking water.

Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards awarded ENR’s 2017 Award of Excellence

Marc Edwards, University Distinguished Professor and the Charles P. Lunsford Professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, has been awarded Engineering News-Record’s 2017 Award of Excellence.

Flint selects copper piping to replace water service lines

Copper pipe will be used to replace the City of Flint’s entire lead and lead-tainted galvanized iron service lines.

Flint hires Arcadis to plan water distribution system improvements

The City of Flint, Mich., selected Arcadis to prepare a Water Distribution System Optimization Plan under a contract worth approximately $800,000. The plan is intended to guide improvements for the distributed water quality, sustainability and long-term operation of the city’s aging water system.

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