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EPA proposes new Lead and Copper Rule Improvements

Dec. 1, 2023
The agency’s latest proposal to expand Lead and Copper Rule requirements will lower the Lead Action Level, aspire to 100% lead pipe replacement within 10 years and much more.


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A bore well pumping groundwater to irrigate fields in Gujarat, India. Wells in this region can pull groundwater from up to 800 feet below ground, and water tables are falling rapidly due to overexploitation.
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Mueller announces executive staff changes, search for new CEO

Aug. 31, 2023
Scott Hall has immediately stepped down as Mueller’s president, CEO, and member of the Board of Directors, while multiple C-suite leaders in the company have shifted positions...
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The pros and cons of underground drinking water storage

Aug. 30, 2023
Potable underground water storage can introduce significant benefits for the well-positioned utility, but it can also bring unique challenges.
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ECD alkalinity analyzer helps optimize corrosion control

Aug. 25, 2023
Denver water treatment system tests two alkalinity analyzers to prevent lead pipe corrosion.
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Orange County Water District captures Hilary rainfall to bolster water supplies

Aug. 25, 2023
The water district’s managed aquifer recharge system helped to capture 2.56 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Hilary.
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PWSA CEO Will Pickering (center) and other PWSA staff joined mayors from across Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey (back, right of center) at a Neighborhood Lead Service Line Replacement location in the Northside.

Pittsburgh’s lead levels hit new lowest level in decades

Aug. 23, 2023
PWSA’s most recent round of testing produced lead levels of approximately 3.4 parts per billion, the lowest round of samples’ lead levels in over 20 years.