Wastewater Regulations and Legislation

  1. Clean Water Act May Change To Limit State Oversight

    Since 1972, the Clean Water Act has served as the cornerstone federal regulation governing water pollution in the United States. And now, the U.S. EPA has proposed that significant changes be made to it in order to ease processes for construction projects.

  2. Nashville Threatened With Lawsuit Over 4.7 Million Gallons Of Wastewater Overflow

    Music City has recently raised the ire of environmentalists who blame it for significant untreated wastewater leaks.

  3. EPA Asserts Position On Clean Water Act, Groundwater Discharge Oversight

    According to a recent interpretation of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. EPA won’t regulate pollution that occurs in surface water if it passes through groundwater first.

  4. Florida Lawmakers Want To Increase Sewage Overflow Penalties

    A politician in Florida thinks he has a new solution that will curb untreated sewage spills in the state: increasing the penalties for those responsible.

  5. After 7 Years Under Consent Decree, Jackson, MS Still Struggling With Sewage Overflow

    It’s not uncommon for the U.S. EPA to step in when local wastewater operations struggle to adequately remove pollutants before releasing effluent into waterways. In Mississippi, however, even that federal intervention has failed to yield enough progress.

  6. Trump Supporters, Critics Butt Heads Over Reasons For Sharp Decline In EPA Penalties

    After two years under President Trump, the number of civil penalties issued by the U.S. EPA for polluters has dropped significantly.

  7. Sioux City Wastewater Plant Supervisor Caught Masking E. Coli Samples, Will Plead Guilty

    Following federal charges that he manipulated water sample test results to mask plant discharges, the ex-supervisor of a wastewater treatment plant in Sioux City, IA, plans to plead guilty.

  8. Furloughed U.S. EPA Employees Fear Municipal, Environmental Water Pollution During Shutdown

    Entering its fourth week and now the longest in the country’s history, the partial government shutdown is affecting a wide range of federal employees and agencies. Naturally, water and wastewater treatment operations are no exception.

  9. Investing In Wastewater Drives Energy Efficiency

    In his State of the Union address on January 30th 2018, President Trump called for a $1.5 Trillion investment in infrastructure. If you’ve been around the wastewater industry for a while, you’ll know that infrastructure spending is often directed to roads and bridges first, transit needs second, and drinking water a distant third. But our industry has a pressing need for investment too.

  10. Miami-Dade May Join Fight Against State Water Quality Standards

    Water quality standards introduced by Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) came under renewed scrutiny late last month as Miami-Dade’s government operations committee joined a lawsuit to challenge them.