Citations with the tag: DRINKING water -- Government policy
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- New booklet tells all about U.S. water.
Laughlin, James // WaterWorld; Oct97, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p2
Opinion. Comments on the release of a booklet on drinking water standards in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Information on the availability of drinking water tests; Number of communities which failed to satisfy drinking water standards of the federal government.
- Amending the Safe Drinking Water Act: Views from Congress.
Waxman, Henry // EPA Journal; Summer94, Vol. 20 Issue 1/2, p32
Focuses on some of the drinking water problems in the United States and on legislative attempts to deal with some of the issues. 1986 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act; Contamination affecting Milwaukee's water supply in 1993; Lead contamination; Role of Congress in dealing with this issue.
- Public health groups kick off water campaign.
Terrazas, Mike // American City & County; May95, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p22
Reports on the collaboration among environmental, public health and consumer groups in the United States to petition Congress for stronger drinking water regulations. Interest generated by the participation of public health groups in petitions; Principles advocated on drinking water quality;...
- Safe drinking water program is in danger of running dry.
Terrazas, Mike // Nation's Health; Feb93, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p24
Reports that severe fiscal constraints have crippled state and local drinking water programs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the public water systems. Coalition of groups, including the American Public Health Association's (APHA) request for more money in the drinking water...
- NRDC report finds dangerous leaks in drinking water system.
Terrazas, Mike // Nation's Health; Nov93, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p1
Presents the findings of a report of the Natural Resources Defense Council on how state and federal authorities are failing to ensure safe drinking water. Unchecked chronic violators of drinking water laws; Number of people who get sick by drinking contaminated water; Need for greater funding...
- Denmark considers a total ban on pesticides.
Scott, Alex // Chemical Week; 6/4/1997, Vol. 159 Issue 22, p23
Presents how Denmark is considering a complete ban of pesticides and a return to organic faming methods as a response to deteriorating quality of drinking water. Actions by the Social Democratic coalition government on reverting to organic farming methods of Denmark; Comments from Per...
- Less expensive water?
Pattison, Scott // Consumers' Research Magazine; Dec93, Vol. 76 Issue 12, p38
States that the federal government has proposed to increase the flexibility of states and localities when seeking to comply with federal government drinking water requirements. Proposals unveiled by Carol Browner of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Details.
- Senate committee focuses on CWA rewrite.
Crow, Patrick // WaterWorld; Feb96, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p3
Reports that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has begun work on rewriting the Clean Water Act. Preference for a more limited reauthorization; Focus on the state revolving fund grant program; Reform of the stormwater permit requirements and on combined sewer overflows; Public...
- New Drinking Water Rules May Cost U.S. Utilities $1B.
Crow, Patrick // WaterWorld; Jan99, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
Reports that the drinking water regulations Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule may cost $1 billion for water utilities in the United States. Provisions of the regulations.
- Small Systems Struggle To Meet Capital Improvement Needs.
Pursley, Kathy // WaterWorld; Dec2000, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p60
Discusses the expected increase in spending for small water systems in the United States through 2005. Challenges related to meeting guidelines for regulations; Search for funding for upgrading and installing systems capable of meeting guidelines; Implementation of unfunded mandates; Targeting...
Pope, Carl // Sierra; Jul/Aug94, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p30
Focuses on attempts to deregulate drinking water in the United States. Passage of Safe Drinking Water Act; Surge of legislation designed to weaken the act; Effects of drinking contaminated tap water; Increase in consumers of bottled water; Problems of compliance.
- The New Safe Drinking Water Act.
Smith, Mark E.; Ribaudo, Marc O. // Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues; 1998 3rd Quarter, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p26
Provides information on the revised Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in the United States. Comparison between the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments 1996 and the revised edition; Provisions of the act; Requirements it mandates; Call of the SDWA for more public disclosure of information on...
- Stricter regulations spur growth in US treatment equipment market.
Smith, Mark E.; Ribaudo, Marc O. // Water & Environment International; Mar2000, Vol. 9 Issue 66, p4
Reports on the expected increase in value of the water treatment equipment market in the United States in 2006. Growth due to the introduction of more stringent government regulations for drinking water; Laws that place pressure on municipal water treatment facilities to upgrade or install new...
- Where's POLIS?
Brandes, Oliver M. // Alternatives Journal; May/Jun2011, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p5
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article on water governance in the 2011 issue.
- Water boil advisory lifted for Hay River.
Campbell, Kristen // Hub (Hay River, NT); 6/15/2011, Vol. 39 Issue 16, p1
The article reports that the government's ban on drinking tap water has been lifted in Hay River, Northwest Territories (NWT).
- Maximum sulfate level considered.
Campbell, Kristen // WaterWorld; Jan/Feb95, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p12
Reports on the US Environmental Protection Agency's proposal of a maximum contaminant level of 500 milligrams per liter for sulfate in drinking water. Requirements for systems that fail to meet the goal; Diseases caused by sulfate in infants and adults not acclimated to high-sulfate water;...
- EPA proposes minor revisions to lead/copper rule.
Campbell, Kristen // WaterWorld; May96, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p12
Reports on the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to revise its drinking water lead/copper regulations. Provisions of the proposed revision; Reductions in the monitoring burden; EPA budget proposal.
- Draft guidance issued for source protection.
Laughlin, James // WaterWorld; Jun97, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p1
Reports that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its draft guidelines for the development and implementation of State Source Water Assessment and Protection Programs and State Source Water Petition Program, established under the reauthorized Safe Drinking Water Act. ...
- Radon, Groundwater Top EPA's Agenda.
Laughlin, James // WaterWorld; Jan2000, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p3
Reports on the efforts of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in implementing the provisions of the Safety Drinking Water Act. Rules for groundwater water systems; Proposed arsenic rule.
- EPA Report Details Progress Of Drinking Water SRF Program.
Laughlin, James // WaterWorld; Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p1
Reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a 'Report to Congress' that describes the progress that states have made in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program since the first funding was awarded in March 1997. Total number and amount of loans provided for by states...
- Industry files radiation standards lawsuit.
Laughlin, James // International Power Generation; Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p8
Reports on the United States nuclear industry's decision to take legal action against plans to establish new standards for public drinking water. Industry's concern over the possible imposition of unwarranted restrictions on nuclear facilities; Industry's call for a review of the Environmental...
- State EPA seeks public comment.
Laughlin, James // Crain's Cleveland Business; 11/24/97, Vol. 18 Issue 47, p40
Reports that Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on the Drinking Water Assistance Fund designed to help community water systems make improvements. Other benefits that the community water systems can gain from the loan fund.
- EPA proposal strives for safer drinking water.
Laughlin, James // Nation's Health; Jun2000, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p4
Details the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed rule that requires states to inspect all groundwater systems. Exemption to the rule; Remarks from EPA Administrator Carol Browner; Time required for notifying the public of immediate drinking water risks; Number of...
- N.Y. codes council reviews plastic pipe.
Laughlin, James // Plastics News; 4/12/1999, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p8
Focuses on the plans by New York State regulators to allow plastic pipe to be used for potable water in some residential buildings and for storm, subsoil and underground sanitary drains.
- Proposed sulfate standard focuses on drinking water.
Lorenzi, Neal // Professional Safety; Mar95, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p10
Reports on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed approach to the control of sulfate in drinking water. Public education and notification; Use of alternative water; Contact information.
- Arsenic On The Rocks.
Lorenzi, Neal // Poptronics; Sep2001, Vol. 2 Issue 9, p14
Focuses on the design of arsenic trappers by computer. Occurrence of arsenic in groundwater; Maximum allowable amount of arsenic in drinking water allowed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency; Identification of materials particularly selective for arsenic.
- EPA issues Clean Water, Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy.
Lorenzi, Neal // Underground Construction; Nov2010, Vol. 65 Issue 11, p5
The article reports on the issuance of the Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2010.
- Closing in on cleaner water.
Malloy, Cy // Concrete Products; Sep2000, Vol. 103 Issue 9, p53
Focuses on the estimated clean water infrastructure investment needs in the United States. Amount needed for facilities including those required to meet goals of the federal Clean Water Act; Reasons for the decrease in funding for programs; Program that addresses water pollution problems in the...
- City of Sydney looking for water.
Malloy, Cy // Splash!; Aug/Sep2011, p13
The article reports on the 2030 Sustainable Sydney program in New South Wales in 2011 which aimed to reduce the use of drinking water to other purposes and lessen greenhouse gas emissions by 70%.
- Radon-222 proposal withdrawn.
Tutein, Thomas R. // Pollution Engineering; Oct97, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p9
Discloses that the US Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn drinking water regulations proposed for radon-222 in 1991.
- Regulations review.
Harrigan, Kate // Pollution Engineering; Feb2000, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p8
Presents environmental regulation-related news from the United States as of February 2000. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to delist phosphoric acid from the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act; EPA's revision of drinking water regulations.
- New safe drinking-water regs.
Coorsh, Richard // Consumers' Research Magazine; Jan1999, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p6
Reports on government regulations of concern to consumers in the United States (US). Details on the regulations announced by US President Bill Clinton that are intended to protect the nation's supply of drinking water; Approval of the vaccine Lymerix by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
- Challenge to fluoride health authority.
Coorsh, Richard // Utility Week; 7/10/2009, p16
The article reports that Geraldine Milner, a resident of Southampton, England, has instructed personal injury solicitors Leigh Day & Co to initiate the review against the South Central Strategic Health Authority for violation of government policy the authority's decision to fluoridate drinking...
Vastyan, John // Reeves Journal: Plumbing, Heating, Cooling; Apr2011, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p48
The article discusses the issues faced by plumbing material manufacturers with the passing of the U.S. government's "Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act." It says that law sets a new federal standard for allowable lead content in plumbing fixtures that carry water for human consumption....
- House committee earmarks $4.5 billion for public drinking water improvements.
Crow, Patrick // WaterWorld; Apr96, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p3
Reports on the approval of an appropriations bill by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for improvements to public drinking water systems and water supplies. Background information; Breakdown of allocations; Implications; Expectations.
- EPA `redirecting' drinking water program.
Crow, Patrick // WaterWorld; Jul/Aug96, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p10
Reports on the US Environment Protection Agency's strategy for redirecting the national drinking water program. Requirements for risk management planning; Call for strong partnerships among state, local and tribal governments; Release of the Draft Framework for Watershed-Based Trading.
- Enhanced coagulation: A new challenge.
Harm, Lee // WaterWorld; Mar99, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p1
Discusses the Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Rule promulgated in the United States that aims to reduce the concentration of DBP in treated drinking water. Method of reducing the amount of organic matter; Common indicator of organic material in water; Alternative compliance...
- EPA simplifies monitoring for small public water systems.
Harm, Lee // WaterWorld; Mar99, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p8
Reports on the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to simplify monitoring requirements for small-to-medium drinking water utilities. Effectivity date of the policy change; Provisions under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation; Reason for the EPA's...
- House Studies Funding for Rural Water Projects.
Crow, Patrick // WaterWorld; Sep99, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p6
Reports on the funding earmarked by the United States Department of Agriculture for rural drinking water projects in 40 states. Amount of the budget; Aim of attracting companies to invest in poverty-stricken communities; Hearings held in Congress to help finance the initiative; Proposed...
- Arsenic Rule to Cost Water Systems Millions.
Crow, Patrick // WaterWorld; Mar2001, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p1
Reports on the final Arsenic Rule published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Lowering of maximum contaminant level; Implementation costs; Direct impact on community water systems; Consideration as the most costly drinking water regulation ever.
Franz, Neil // Chemical Week; 1/31/2001, Vol. 163 Issue 5, p11
Reports that an advisory from the United States Environmental Protection Agency has finalized an agreement that freezes federal drinking water standards for disinfection byproducts. Alternative action that was taken; Chemical industry groups which have signed the agreement; Stance of...
- Protecting water quality.
Franz, Neil // Congressional Digest; Apr2000, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p109
Focuses on a report issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency Blue Ribbon Panel on Oxygenates in Gasoline. Detection of the additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in drinking water supplies; Recommended improvements to the nation's water protection programs; Call for a...
- Arsenic and Old Regs.
Thorp, Lynn // Multinational Monitor; May2001, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p9
Focuses on the withdrawal of a regulation for arsenic in drinking water by the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency. Reaction from environmentalists; Uses of arsenic; Opposition to the proposed regulations from former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- More 2011 Predictions.
Bergeson, Lynn L. // Pollution Engineering; Mar2011, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p9
The article focuses on the 2011 predictions related to U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA). It says that an enhanced chemical management program was being proposed by EPA under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 5 (b) (4). It states the 2011 issuance of Safe Drinking Water Act...
- CCC Backs Stage 2 Drinking Water Rule.
Bergeson, Lynn L. // Chemical Market Reporter; 01/29/2001, Vol. 259 Issue 5, p25
Deals with the support of the Chlorine Chemistry Council for a tentative agreement on a stage 2 rule of the United States Environmental Agency to control microbial and disinfection byproducts in drinking water. Benefits of the agreement; Details on the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments.
- BRINGING CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES TO THE FOREFRONT.
Kunene, Siphiwe // Parliamentarian; 2010 Swaziland Supplement, Vol. 91, p15
The article focuses on the Swazi Government's effort to raise public awareness about climate change and the use of national and macro schemes to encourage environmentally sustainable living. It discusses the government's plans to increase it energy production which include the use of solar...
- The Capacity of Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan to Provide Safe Drinking Water: Applying a Framework for Analysis.
Lebel, Pierre Mathieu; Reed, Maureen G. // Canadian Water Resources Journal/Revue Canadienne des Ressources; Fall2010, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p317
The long history of poor water quality plaguing First Nations communities in Canada has received little public attention in comparison to the waterborne disease outbreaks in Walkerton, Ontario in 2000 and North Battleford, Saskatchewan in 2001. In recent years, initiatives from the federal...
- Drinking water regulations: Estimated cumulative energy use and costs.
Reiling, Stephen J.; Roberson, J. Alan; Cromwell III, John E. // Journal: American Water Works Association; Mar2009, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p42
Although the cumulative energy use and costs from the 18 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations is significant, it is much less than the amount of energy typically used for pumping treated water through the distribution system. This study was undertaken to not only determine the cumulative...
- Surveillance for Waterborne-Disease Outbreaks--United States, 1995-1996.
Levy, Deborah A.; Bens, Michelle S.; Craun, Gunther F.; Calderon, Rebecca L.; Herwaldt, Barbara L. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report; 12/11/1998 Supplement SS-5, Vol. 47 Issue 48, p1
Focuses on a surveillance system for collecting and reporting data relating to occurrences and causes of waterborne-disease outbreaks in the United States (US) from 1995 to 1996. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for drinking water; Classification of outbreaks; Outbreaks...
- DO COMPETITIVE ELECTIONS PRODUCE BETTER-QUALITY GOVERNMENTS?
Moreno-Jaimes, Carlos // Latin American Research Review; 2007, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p136
Electoral theories of governmental accountability assume that competitive elections produce responsive governments because they allow voters to punish or reward the performance of incumbent politicians at the ballot box. This research note investigates whether the increasing competitiveness of...