Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and D.C. have jointly filed a lawsuit against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to protect the Chesapeake Bay and other local waterways. The jurisdictions say that the EPA has failed to hold up the terms of a multi-state agreement to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Primarily, these jurisdictions say that New York and Pennsylvania have failed to uphold their end of the bargain, and that the EPA has failed to follow-up with enforcement. The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure,” said Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. “Restoring the health of the Bay […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently held a meeting to identify challenges and map out solutions that will continue to advance the National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP). With the plan being rolled out earlier this year, this meeting helped lay the groundwork for continued efforts towards ensuring the security, sustainability, and resilience of the nation’s water resources. With 37 specific actions led by an array of federal, state, local, and other water sector interests, the collaborative interaction has been vital to the plan’s success. “Water reuse must be a central theme in EPA’s efforts to meet 21st century […]
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently provided $3.9 million for a ground breaking water infrastructure research program at the University of Texas at Austin’s (UT Austin) Cockrell School of Engineering. Known as the Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management, the EPA’s grant will fund research to enhance the country’s water infrastructure modeling and share tools / discoveries with local communities and stakeholders.  With nearly 90% of Americans supporting the need for infrastructure improvements , this Center will help generate new research strategies to better understand current challenges. “This project ties into our nation’s aging infrastructure,” said Ben Hodges, associate professor […]
As our Pacific Southwest, and other drought-prone regions of our country, struggle with the regulatory challenges of safely guiding water reuse, the EPA has published a great deal of information on their website. A recent article, which can be found here: http://www.epa.gov/region9/water/recycling/ aims to familiarize users and treatment providers with basic information to help them determine if and how water reuse could help solve their facility or community issues.