MAY ROUNDUP
This week, Council Member Chad Seidel was interviewed by Bob Crossen from Water World. In the interview, they discuss the disagreement between the U.S. EPA and major water sector groups about the cost of EPA’s proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Visit our website to watch the full interview.
Water Advisory Insights

The Water & Health Advisory Council recently submitted a public comment in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR). 

Council Member Kathryn Sorenson was interviewed on Resources Radio for their “Climate Hits Home” series. In this episode, host Kristin Hayes talks with Kathryn about how the city of Phoenix, Arizona, has been preparing for uncertainty around water availability.
In episode 180 of the Waterloop Podcast, Council Member Manny Teodoro joins Travis Loop to discuss his book, “The Profits of Distrust,” and the reasons why Americans have become less and less trusting of the quality of their tap water.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of thousands of chemicals, two of which are known to be toxic to humans. These two chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), are no longer produced in the United States.

However, they have recently been a topic of public concern, especially in regard to drinking water contamination. Other PFAS chemicals are used in consumer products including semiconductors, cellphones, textiles, renewable energy, and medical devices. Visit our website to discover science-based answers to some of the most pressing PFAS questions.
Water News
Seven U.S. states that depend on the overused Colorado River on Monday reached agreement to cut consumption and help save a river that provides drinking water for 40 million people and irrigation for some of the country's most bountiful farmland.
Black residents in a rural Alabama county have suffered inadequate access to sanitation systems, faced burdensome fines and liens, and had serious health risks plaguing their community ignored, according to a landmark environmental justice agreement announced Thursday by the Biden administration.
Kevin Houston scanned the Michigan street where his fixer-upper and older homes bridge gaps between the vacant, overgrown lots and abandoned, ramshackle houses, boarded-up businesses and potholed streets of Highland Park. Highland Park and communities like it have been fading as jobs dry up and families move away, but before the decline began, the auto and manufacturing industries helped build up some of these inner ring suburbs.
The US Supreme Court curtailed the federal government's authority to protect its wetlands from pollution. The court voted only those wetlands with a continuous surface connection to larger streams, lakes and rivers would come under federal protections. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressed its disappointment.
It is the second case in two years where the court limited the EPA's ability to regulate pollution.
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