WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, April 24, 2017
WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, April 24, 2017.
The following is a transcript of the WaterWorld Weekly Newscast for April 24, 2017.
Hi, I’m Angela Godwin for WaterWorld magazine, bringing you water and wastewater news headlines for the week of April 24.
Coming up… EPA to reconsider ELG rule Flint mayor recommends staying with Great Lakes Water Authority Kenosha water utility honored for resource recovery efforts Investigation suggests missteps in Oroville Dam crisis The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will review and reconsider the ELG rule — the final rule that amends the effluent limitation guidelines and standards for the steam electric power generating category under the Clean Water Act.
According to EPA, the ELG Rule has been estimated to cost $480 million per year and has a reported average cost of $1.2 billion per year during the first five years of compliance.
Last week, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver announced her recommendation that Flint stay with the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) as the city’s primary source of water.
"So we’ve been working on this for six or seven months now.
So, with that in mind, I am recommending that the City of Flint stay with Great Lakes Water Authority as its primary source of water."
Mayor Weaver added that staying with GLWA would allow the city to use federal dollars from the Drinking Water Revolving Fund Program to update the city’s aging water distribution system.
An added benefit, she said, was that the 72-inch transmission line would be returned to the city, "and residents would also gain access to a low-income assistance program to help pay their water bills."