Tag: drinking water


EPA Issues Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS

In May 2016, EPA released drinking water health advisories for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). For many years, these chemicals were widely used in carpets, clothing, fabrics in furniture, food packaging, and other materials (e.g., cookware) to make them more resistant to water, grease, and stains. They are also used for firefighting at […]


Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis

The water crisis in Flint highlights the challenge that cities face in order to provide clean drinking water: balancing the declining nature of our nation’s drinking water infrastructure and the funding needed to replace it. It is a difficult challenge that some cities handle better than others. Though the public outcry in Flint has been loud, it […]


The State of America’s Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has highlighted the conditions of drinking water infrastructure in our country. As shocking as the news from Flint may be, the level of need facing drinking water utilities across the country is no surprise. The EPA has prepared a Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment every 4 years […]


National Academy of Sciences Publishes Report on Managing Contaminated Groundwater Sites

The National Groundwater Association (NGWA) reported that the National Academy of Sciences published a new report by the National Research Council last year that provides recommendations for long-term complex groundwater cleanup. The committee recommended developing a formal evaluation for sites with contamination above MCLs that where technologies are not available to achieve those drinking water […]