Louisiana Rural Water Locates Mystery Leak Near Hospital, Saves Community Thousands in Repair Costs
When a mystery leak started intruding into a drain pipe at the Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield, La., the community was faced with thousands of dollars in repair costs from digging around the hospital structures.
EPA Runs Out of Money, Set to Furlough 13,705 Employees
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in an e-mail that the agency "will initiate orderly shutdown procedures" if new appropriations were not passed by lawmakers by midnight Friday. While other federal agencies have been closed this week, EPA has stayed open, using leftover funds to keep operations humming.
Reminder About Who Keeps the Public's Water Safe
: "The public is the guarantor of the safety of their public drinking water through their local governments. more
New York's Drinking Water Quality Council Recommends Drinking Water MCLs for PFOA and PFOS: New York state will now have the strictest standards in the country for the two drinking water contaminants approved by a state panel on December 18. The maximum contaminant levels will be 10 parts per trillion for PFOA and 10 parts per trillion for PFOS. EPA set a non-enforceable health advisory in 2016 for PFOA and PFOS levels in drinking water at a combined 70 parts per trillion.