More stories about Lead-Safe Practices

  • WRRDA provides for water, sewer, and waterway projects

    The Water Resources Development Act’s recent reauthorization gives local water and sewer authorities two much-needed things: more influence on federal projects that affect their constituents and a new financing option.

  • Baffles ensure SWDA compliance

    Director III Clearwell Baffles upgrade the performance of new or existing clearwell disinfection systems to meet the Safe Water Drinking Act’s requirements.

  • 4 FREE water management resources

    Drought, flooding, toxic algae … if your agency isn’t dealing with a major water-related issue right now, consider yourself lucky.

  • Ohio water crisis: by the numbers

    Toledo, Ohio, Mayor D. Michael Collins drank a glass to prove the city's tap water is once again safe. But a look at the numbers has water managers nationwide asking whether this recently signed law goes far enough in helping them manage potentially deadly algae blooms.

  • Never rely on an old worksite survey

    A state DOT that used a 30-year-old asbestos survey has been fined $56,000 for worker safety violations.

  • 10 states with the most-poisonous water

    Indiana tops this analysis of EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) in terms of volume, but Texas is tops for toxicity.

  • Why the Highway Trust Fund is doomed to go broke

    A proposal to raise $164 billion over 10 years won’t pass in time to keep the Highway Trust Fund from going broke by the end of August. And the White House doesn’t support it.

  • At long last: new water funding

    Water and sewer construction and rehabilitation projects expected to cost $20 million are eligible for funding through a new federal program. In communities with less than 25,000 people, $5 million projects are eligible.

  • Will new emissions regs force you to raise water, sewer rates?

    EPA released its plan to cut emissions from coal-fired power plants by 30% on Monday to mixed reviews. How your utility feels about them depends on what state you’re in.

  • Is MAP-21 helping road agencies move ahead?

    What's working and what's not with the latest federal highway bill.