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Strontium Regulations Changed for Drinking Water

Strontium is an alkaline earth metal that naturally occurs in air, dust, soil, foods and drinking water. It can occur at high levels in bedrock aquifers as an adverse contamination result of milling, coal burning and phosphate fertilizers. An on-going … Continue reading

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Maintaining and Achieving RTCR Compliance for Small Systems Webinar

In collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Water Works Association will host a “Maintaining and Achieving RTCR Compliance for Small Systems” webinar. This free eLearning course was funded by the EPA and is only available to operators … Continue reading

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A History of the Safe Drinking Water Act

Forty years ago last month, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Safe Drinking Water Act, a program to ensure safe drinking water was available to all Americans. Below is a brief history of how this legislation has changed over … Continue reading

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Securing Your Utility

Both drinking water and wastewater plants must keep their facilities secure from several different hazards, with a big portion of these responsibilities falling on the operator. We will look at some features that can help keep a utility secure. The … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Updates to New Landfills and Seeking Public Input for Existing Landfills

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing updates to its air standards for new municipal solid waste landfills. These updates would require certain landfills to capture additional landfill gas, which would reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, … Continue reading

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Landfarming Benefits

Landfarming (or land applying), a process that has been used for many years, is the regulatory term used to define the application of wastes to land for the purpose of beneficial reuse and disposal that does not alter land topography … Continue reading

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Pressure Sewer Systems

A pressure sewer system is a holding tank that detains the wastewater flow from a home or group of homes until a set point is reached and a pump in the tank grinds and then pumps the wastewater under pressure … Continue reading

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