More stories about Lead-Safe Practices

  • EPA states sign data-sharing agreement

    State regulators could start electronically sharing large volumes of water system compliance monitoring data with the US Environmental Protection Agency annually, under an agreement signed in October.

  • Combustion Makes a Comeback

  • Regulation Unnecessary for Potential Contaminants

  • EPA Determines Regulation Not Needed for 11 Potential Drinking Water Contaminants

  • Locked Out

    Ten years ago, security at most mid-sized water treatment plants was little more than a locked door. Today, water and wastewater utilities are doing their best to protect the vulnerabilities of systems that spread out over literally millions of miles.

  • Overflow relief

    Beginning immediately, wastewater treatment systems with separate stormwater and sanitary sewers can look forward to being inspected every other year instead of annually.

  • Drops in the Bucket

  • PUBLIC WORKS Special Report: 2007 Forecast

    Budget increases are outpacing cuts five to one this year, 12 percent of public works budgets were cut going into 2007, and one-third are flat compared to 2006. The bottom line: Funding for public intrastructure is up, but not enough to suit most managers' needs. Read our special report on the 2007...

  • Bringing on new plant

    Ask anyone who's created a new water treatment plant or revamped an existing one, and you'll likely hear about the complexities. What the Earth Tech team has learned about designing in quality for this new operation may help your city succeed.

  • Finding help from the feds

    Local public works officials and federal bureaucrats often find themselves partners and adversaries at the same time. Bridging those gaps requires a relentless focus on open communications.