WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, March 13, 2017
WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, March 13, 2017.
The following is a transcript for the WaterWorld Weekly newscast for March 13, 2017.
Hi, I’m Angela Godwin for WaterWorld magazine, bringing you water and wastewater news headlines for the week of March 13th.
Tap water runs pink small Alberta town Water, wastewater infrastructure get poor grades in latest report card Trump order targets Clean Water Rule SUEZ to acquire GE Water Last week, the residents of the small town of Onoway in Alberta, Canada, were surprised to find their tap water running bright pink.
Onoway Mayor Dale Krasnow said the town was doing a weekly wash of filters at a treatment plant using potassium permanganate, which can turn water pink.
Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released its 2017 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, giving the nation’s drinking water systems a D grade and wastewater systems a D+.
To review the findings, visit infrastructurereportcard.org.
On February 28, President Trump issued an executive order directing the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to review the Waters of the United States Rule, also called the Clean Water Rule.
After much speculation, French company SUEZ announced last week that it will purchase GE Water, in partnership with Canadian investment company CDPQ, for $3.4 billion.