Infrastructure Bill Provides Funds to Replace Lead Water Service Lines

Local officials have been making the case for years: We need more federal investment in our nation’s water infrastructure – it has shrunk from 63 percent in the 1970s to […]

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Getting the Lead Out: Public and Private Resources for Cities to Address Lead in Water Infrastructure

According to the NRDC’s new national survey of lead water service lines, between 9.7 million and 12.8 million lead pipes are connected to residences. The federal government is focused on [...]

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Improving Resilience for Utilities and Customers through Public Private Partnerships

Bill Eller, Eric West, Gerry Harstine, Jenna Hazelet, and Mark Slater presented on how public-private partnerships can help cities, utilities, and homeowners improve their infrastructure resiliency at the 2021 NRWA WaterPro [...]

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Congress Eyes Lead Service Line Replacement, Water Infrastructure

As a bipartisan infrastructure bill comes closer to realization, many municipal leaders may wonder what provisions related to water infrastructure and lead service line replacement means for their communities. The […]

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Turnkey Help Available to Cities that Want to Expedite Lead Pipe Removal

Congress is considering sending cities as much as $55 billion to remove lead water pipes and service lines from local communities. There are many moving parts to this initiative and […]

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EPA Considers Lead and Copper Rule Revisions After Pushback

Lawsuits and executive orders have made the lead and copper rule revisions uncertain as the Environmental Protection Agency continues to solicit public comment, with the deadline moved to June 17. [...]

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Water Equity: Two Million Americans Lack Access to Water

Climate change and COVID-19 have been a one-two punch to water infrastructure, especially in those areas were the population is especially vulnerable, including low-income, rural and majority minority communities, many […]

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Water Service Line Leaks Waste Water, Imperil Health

Our communities have an aging infrastructure problem, and water line leaks waste trillions of gallons of water each year. Research has shown that water service lines made of materials such […]

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Water Supply Safety in Focus During Safety Month

During National Safety Month, you’re focusing on ways to be safe both at home and at work. Since we’re all preoccupied with improving our personal hygiene to fight the global […]

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Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink?

As a municipal official, you want to know that your residents’ tap water is safe to drink, but there may be things lurking in the water supply of which you […]

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