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Member Spotlight: Hampton Roads Sanitation District Establishes One-of-a-Kind Research Center
  • Hampton Roads Sanitation District Establishes One-of-a-Kind Research Center

    Nov 06, 2019
    This year, the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) launched the Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Research Center. As the first of its kind, the center is an advanced water treatment, aquifer recharge, public education, aquifer science research, and operator training facility all rolled into one. The one million gallon per day facility takes a portion of the fully treated effluent from HRSD’s Nansemond Treatment Plant and uses an 8-step carbon based advanced water treatment process to...


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  • House Advances PFAS Bills as Major Movie Release Approaches

    Nov 20, 2019
    Congressional negotiations continue to stall on how to address PFAS in the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, Jim Inhofe (R-OK), recently introduced a “skinny” version of the NDAA that solely addresses key military authorizations and excludes contentious “riders” such as PFAS.
  • Congress Extends Government Funding, Works Towards 2020 Water Legislation

    Nov 20, 2019
    Congress is set to pass another short-term continuing resolution (CR) this week to avoid a government shutdown and fund all federal agencies, including EPA, at current spending levels until December 20. The House passed the CR on Tuesday and the Senate is expected to pass it and send it to the President for signature before the current CR expires at midnight on Friday.
  • EPA Extends Comment Period for Notice on Water Quality Trading

    Nov 20, 2019
    EPA is extending the comment period for its recent notice on water quality trading, published in the Federal Register in September. EPA will now accept comments until December 18.


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2020 Winter Conference

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Chasing Zero: How Today’s Policies are Shaping the Future of Clean Water

Join us in Atlanta as we explore how public clean water agencies are on the front lines navigating a regulatory movement that is ratcheting down water quality targets, approaching zero in some cases.