Tag: water


EPA ANNOUNCES NEW DRINKING WATER HEALTH ADVISORY LEVELS FOR PERFLUORINATED CHEMICALS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just issued a lifetime drinking water health advisory standard of 0.07 micrograms per liter (µg/L) or 0.07 parts per billion (ppb) for the Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) based on a reference dose (RfD) derived from a developmental toxicity study in mice.(1,2) […]


It’s an Emergency: My Water Line has Busted!

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi did something unusual on March, 26, 2015.  The winter weather and recent heavy rains have not been kind to the city’s sewer system and drinking water system.  As of April 21st, the city has recorded a whopping 75 water main breaks in 2015.  These problems don’t happen overnight and the […]

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West Virginia Senate Bill 423 amends the AST Act

On March 27, 2015, West Virginia’s Governor Tomblin signed Senate Bill 423 (“SB 423”) amending the West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act (the “AST Act”, W. Va. Code §§ 22-30-1) codified in April 2014 and effective June 6, 2014.   The amended Act, effective June 12, 2015, will relieve most USTs of most of regulatory requirements […]


April showers may bring May flowers but for stormwater professionals it isn’t all roses…

The current deluge of heavy rain along the Ohio River has yielded 24-hour rain totals equivalent to average monthly totals.  Industries with outdoor areas exposed to stormwater may want to review the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) or Best Management Practices (BMP) Plan to see if the heavy rains have triggered specific action items under […]


PRETREATMENT PROGRAM – OBJECTIVES AND DEFINITIONS OF KEY TERMS

In my previous blog, I explained about the basic definition and need for the Pretreatment. Now, let’s take a look at the objectives and some definitions: The objectives of the National Pretreatment Program stated in 40 CFR 403.2: Prevent the introduction of pollutants into a POTW that will interfere with the operation of the POTW, […]