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EPA's Proposed Revisions to the Safe Drinking Water Act's Lead and Copper Rule

December 18, 2019

It’s disappointing that EPA chose not to require full replacement of lead service lines — the largest source of lead in drinking water — and stopped short of other measures to reduce exposure.

Beakers. Photo credit: Africa Studios / Shutterstock

PFAS Chemicals – Protecting Our Drinking Water And Our Health

August 9, 2019

PFAS are a class of human-made chemicals which includes Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances.

Chem tanks. Credit: raymondclarkeimages

Protecting Drinking Water From Hazardous Spills

July 10, 2018

UPDATE: August 22, 2019

Today EPA finalized its Do-Nothing Rule. Our response, from Program Director Lynn Thorp:

EPA wants to open a big loophole for water polluters

The Water Polluter Loophole

March 23, 2018

UPDATE: On April 15, EPA announced that it would not protect surface waters contaminated with pollution that first moves through groundwater.

Lake Erie Algal Bloom - August 2015. Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes CoastWatch

Harmful Algal Outbreaks and Drinking Water

August 26, 2016

In summer 2014 the residents in and around Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink, cook, or bathe with the water from their faucets.