water regulation News

  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, was recently published by the Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, and Allen E. Comeskey, CPG, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 titled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. The new book discusses how ...

  • Regulation for a sustainable water industry

    A new report published this month by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM, UK), Regulation for a Sustainable Water Industry, describes CIWEM's positive vision for the future water industry in England and Wales. CIWEM believes a wide-reaching review of the governance of the water industry is needed now to ensure that our use of water is sustainable in the long ...

  • Hydro Water Mandates and Regulations

    Marcie Mangold answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming Hydro Licensing & Compliance Forum, June 6-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. What are some common issues that the Department of Ecology is facing today in regards to hydro licensing? MM: As a hydro 401 ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Water regulator to be reviewed

    Ofwat, the water regulator for England and Wales, is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for future challenges, the Government announced. The process will examine how the industry regulator works, whether it offers good value for money and if it is delivering what the Government and customers expect. The economic regulator was set up 20 years ago at the time the water industry was privatised, to ...

  • Australian water market regulations finalised

    The Federal Executive Council has approved the Water Amendment Regulations 2008, which set out the process the Minister for Water will follow in making water market and water charge rules. Under the Water Act 2007, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has the task of advising the Minister on draft rules to give farmers flexibility to trade their water access rights and ...


    By Australian Government

  • New regulation for aircraft drinking water

    Aircraft passengers and crews will be able to drink safer water under new regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) will tailor existing health-based drinking water regulations to fit the unique characteristics of aircraft public water systems. The rule will protect the public from illnesses that can result from ...

  • United Water Completed Sale of Regulated Operations in Arkansas

    United Water, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, announced today that it had completed the sale of its regulated water operations in Arkansas for $27.6 million to Liberty Utilities Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., a publicly traded Canadian company. Liberty Utilities has water and wastewater interests in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Texas. ...

  • United Water Completes Sale of Connecticut Regulated Operations

    United Water, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, announced today that it had completed the sale of its regulated water operations in Connecticut to Aquarion Water Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The $38.5 million transaction was approved by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. United Water’s regulated operations in Connecticut represent ...

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years.  On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal Analyzers are compact (typically 6 ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Fouling Cleaning at Woodhouse Mill`s Water Regulator

    The presence of feral pigeons called for an effective bird deterrent system including bird netting, bird mesh, fouling cleaning and rope access. We were contacted by our client to resolve an issue with feral pigeons perching on the water regulator in South Yorkshire, which was causing ...

  • California Regulators approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks

    California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules that force cities to limit watering on public property, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Meeting regulations and saving energy

    As today's plants struggle with aging infrastructure and increasingly stringent regulations as well as operations and energy costs, they are looking for cost-effective ways to upgrade their plants to meet current and future requirements. Whether treatment facilities need to rehabilitate, retrofit, upgrade or expand existing assets, Siemens offers sustainable solutions that help plants reduce ...

  • EPA Announces Perchlorate Regulations

    On Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their decision to develop drinking water regulations for perchlorate.  “As improved standards are developed and put in place, clean water technology innovators have an opportunity to create cutting edge solutions that will strengthen health protections and spark economic growth,” EPA Administrator ...


    By Solutions-IES

  • Drinking water regulations prompt deployment of decentralized water and wastewater treatment plants

    Decentralized water and wastewater treatment are precisely engineered onsite treatment systems used for treating small amounts of water and wastewater at affordable prices. As these systems serve individual houses, clustered dwellings, and closely located commercial outlets, the issue of piping costs is moot. Decentralized systems are produced using locally available materials, are easy to set up ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Nitrate pollution prevention regulations: Help available for farmers to prepare for regulations

    A national package of advice and support for farmers preparing for the new Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations has been launched by Defra. The regulations come into force on 1 January 2009 and update the UK’s implementation of the 1991 EU Nitrates Directive. Around 60 per cent of nitrate pollution in water is caused by agriculture, and it is vital that this is tackled to protect and sustain ...

  • Is there a need for tougher regulations of heavy metals?

    For close to a century one of the world’s largest smokestacks released lead, arsenic and other heavy metals across Washington’s Puget Sound. The smokestack and copper smelter have since been demolished, but after the company that had owned the mine was bought by a foreign corporation there were concerns across the state that taxpayers would be left to pay the bill to clean up the environmental ...


  • Regulating unconventional oil and gas in Alberta

    The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board is seeking feedback on a new approach to regulating unconventional resources, such as shale oil and shale gas. The new approach includes requiring early and meaningful stakeholder engagement, minimizing surface impacts, protecting water, and maximizing resource recovery. Albertans have until March 31 to submit feedback to the ERCB. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

  • EPA Makes Preliminary Determination to Regulate Strontium in Drinking Water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a preliminary determination to regulate strontium in the nation's drinking water. Strontium is a naturally occurring element that, at elevated levels, can impact bone strength in people who do not consume enough calcium. A regulatory determination is a formal decision on whether EPA should initiate a rulemaking process to regulate a specific ...

  • Cadmus Wins Contract to Support Development of National Drinking Water Regulations

    The Cadmus Group, Inc., will continue to support the development and implementation of national drinking water regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under a recently awarded seven-year contract with the Standards and Risk Management Division (SRMD) in EPA’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. The national drinking water regulations, and related drinking water ...


    By The Cadmus Group, Inc.

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