Tag: potable water

City, state leaders celebrate completion of Fresno’s largest-ever infrastructure program

Local and state leaders gathered to mark completion of the Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility and the major pipeline projects of Fresno’s Recharge Fresno program.

Brown and Caldwell to manage Portland’s switch to filtered water supply

Brown and Caldwell was awarded a contract to provide program management services for Portland Water Bureau’s (PWB) $500 million Bull Run Filtration Project. The project marks a critical transition for PWB and its customers, who have relied on unfiltered water from the federally protected 102-square-mile Bull Run Watershed as its primary source of water for over a century.

Water use across U.S. declines to levels not seen since 1970

Water use across the country reached its lowest recorded level in 45 years. According to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report, 322 billion gallons of water per day (Bgal/d) were withdrawn for use in the United States during 2015.

Michigan strengthens standards for lead and copper in drinking water

Strengthened state standards for the federal Lead and Copper Rule will better safeguard Michigan residents from lead in their drinking water, Gov. Rick Snyder announced after the rules were filed, making the new standards part of official state statute.

USU study: Break rates for almost half of U.S. water mains up more than...

Utah State University’s (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory published a second comprehensive study on break rates of the most commonly used water pipe materials titled, Water Main Break Rates In the USA and Canada: A Comprehensive Study.

Bureau of Reclamation announces DWPR Program funding opportunity

The Bureau of Reclamation released a funding opportunity through its Desalination and Water Purification Research (DWPR) Program for fiscal year 2018. This funding opportunity invites private industry, universities, water utilities, and other research sponsors to submit proposals to cost share laboratory scale and pilot scale projects that address DWPR program goals and objectives.

WateReuse congratulates EPA on release of Potable Reuse Compendium

The WateReuse Association congratulated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the release of the 2017 Potable Reuse Compendium, which outlines key science, technical, and policy considerations for treating wastewater to drinking water standards.

EPA and TCEQ update status of water systems affected by Harvey

Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially the water systems in the affected areas.

GLC endorses action plan to address Great Lakes water infrastructure crisis

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) endorsed a joint action plan to address the growing water infrastructure crisis in the Great Lakes region. The plan outlines actions to address a backlog in needed upgrades and repairs to water-related infrastructure in the eight Great Lakes states and two provinces over the next 20 years — everything from wastewater treatment plants to stormwater pipes and drinking-water filtration systems.

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