December 2019

In This Issue
2019 Annual Conference Recap
2020 Decision Makers Summit
National Incident Management System
Department of Natural Resources
WaterPro 2019
NRWA on EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

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Annual Conference  Recap
We had another fantastic Annual Conference. Congratulations to our 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners. A list of winners can be found here.
2020 Decision Makers Summit

Registration for our 2020 Decision Makers Summit has opened! Click here to register and to learn more about accommodations, sporting activities and the agenda. Decision Makers will be held Wednesday - Friday, February 19-21 at the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach. We look forward to seeing you there!

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

There will be a free NIMS workshop at Mt. Pleasant Waterworks on Wednesday, January 15. There is no fee; however, pre-registration is required. Lean more here

Department of Natural Resources

DNR has gone live with their new website for the planning process which includes the link for the finalized planning framework. Click here for the WEBSITE and here for the FRAMEWORK.
WaterPro 2019: PFAS, Perchlorates Top NRWA Regulatory Agenda 

Paul Fulgham, chair of NRWA's regulatory committee, comments on several hot topics, including perchlorates, PFOA/PFOS and concerns about biosolids. Also discussed: shifting the financial burden for the clean-up back to manufacturers. Listen to the full interview on WaterWorld's website here.
NRWA Will Be Commenting
on EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

We are hearing from numerous states and members about the new EPA proposal. Initial comments are critica l of the proposal. We are VERY interested in hearing any comments on the proposal from any RWA members. We did comment on the current rule and those comments are still very relevant as the proposed rule did not correct any of our concerns. Furthermore, the proposed rule compounded many of the problems under the current rule including confusion over the nexus of tap samples and general water quality in the distribution system, the public health relevance of the action level and the new trigger level of 10ppb, the mandated public notice contents, mandatory public notice of specific tap sample to specific homes, water utility requirement to test EVERY school and child care facility in their service area, find and fix requirements for specific homes tested, a new mandatory annual lead line inventory, etc. 

  • Water groups letter to EPA requesting additional time for comment (link).
  • NRWA comments on the existing rule from a 2018 EPA consultation (link).

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