Tag: drinking water

EPA Offices, Washington DC

EPA Implicated by OIG in Flint Water Crisis

The drinking water crisis that began in Flint, Michigan, in 2014 may go down in U.S. environmental history as the classic failure of all levels of government—local, state, and federal—to meet their responsibilities to provide the public with safe drinking water as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the federal Lead and […]

EPA Summit Puts Spotlight on PFAS

The EPA recently sponsored what it called a “historic summit” to provide active engagement and actions to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Drinking Water Action Plan Starts with Infrastructure

The United States system of providing clean drinking water to all Americans, long viewed as one of the nation’s (and the world’s) premier environmental achievements, has been springing significant leaks over more than a decade. In its new Drinking Water Action Plan, which the EPA describes as a “national call to action,” the Agency sums […]