Safe Drinking Water Act

December 11, 2014--EPA official’s speech cites water crisis (The Blade)

Toledo’s algae-induced water crisis of early August shows how ordinary pollution canwreak havoc on a community, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told a large gathering of water experts at the National Press Club in Washington Tuesday. Ms.


August 6, 2013--Maralex faces fine over well on Southern Ute land (Denver Post)

Regulators say an administrative judge has found a company liable for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act at a disposal well on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The Environmental Protection Agency says Maralex Disposal LLC was assessed an $89,000 penalty over its commercial brine disposal injection well.


June 5, 2013--EPA reports to congress on national safe drinking water needs (Environmental News Network)

Some 52,000 community water systems and 21,400 not-for-profit non-community water systems across the US will require approximately $384.2 billion of infrastructure investment through 2030 in order to assure the provision of safe drinking water to 297 million Americans, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment: Fifth


July 20, 2011--Audits show health violations in drinking water (Washington Post)

Environmental Protection Agency audits show that many states are failing to accurately note health violations such as elevated levels of arsenic and chlorine in drinking water, ­according to a new report . The U.S. Government Accountability Office reviewed EPA audits of 43 states conducted between 2007 and 2009.


August 4, 2010--State reviews drinking water regulations (Pueblo Chieftain)

Tougher rules to protect water users from contamination in wells will be considered Monday by the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission. The commission is seeking to tighten conditions, which include no new waivers for public drinking water systems and withdrawing waivers for schools and day care centers.


May 26, 2010--Colo. lawmaker withdraws natural gas 'fracking' amendment to water bill (New York Times)

Colorado Democrat Diana DeGette withdrew a proposed amendment today from House water legislation that would have expanded regulation of a controversial oil and gas production technique some say has contributed to groundwater pollution. DeGette's amendment to a water-infrastructure bill (H.R.


May 20, 2010--House subcommittee passes bill restricting lead in water fixtures (Washington Post)

The legislation would prohibit manufacturers from using all but a tiny fraction of lead in making or selling water faucets and fixtures. Tainted water is estimated to count for up 20 percent of human lead exposure, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


March 22, 2010--EPA administrator offers new clean water strategy (Environmental News Service)

The U.S. EPA is developing a new strategy to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water, Administrator Lisa Jackson told 100 water utility executives today in a speech at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies annual conference.


December 8, 2009--Millions in U.S. drink dirty water, records show (New York Times)

More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data. That law requires communities to deliver safe tap water to local residents.


December 8, 2009--EPA unveils new policies on water at schools (New York Times)

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a new national strategy to enforce safe drinking water laws in small, rural communities on Tuesday and pledged to redouble efforts to protect children from toxic water in schools.


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