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Check out our new blog post about the Environmental Impact of Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks.

https://preventlegionnaires.org/the-environmental-impact-of-legionnaires-disease-outbreaks/

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The Black & Veatch 2024 Water Report has been released. You can find it here: https://www.bv.com/resources/2024-water-report/

Some details in the report are noted below:

Sustainability and Decarbonization: Utilities are increasingly focused on reducing their carbon footprint through strategies such as renewable energy, water reclamation and net zero carbon plans. Learn how water utilities are pursuing and measuring these decarbonization goals for a more sustainable future.

Climate Change: As severe weather events in the form of flooding, droughts and wind-fueled wildfires are posing stressors to U.S. water utilities, explore how utilities and communities are responding to mitigate the effects of climate change through bolstered resilience.

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Water Supply resilience is top of mind for most U.S. water utilities, especially as droughts and growing demand conspire to strain existing water resources. Discover the top strategies utilities are using to improve the resiliency of their community’s water supply.

Digital Water or “smart water” has proven effective in improving utilities’ operations, providing actionable insights on infrastructure assets. With more data and tools available than ever, see how utilities are approaching their digital strategy to make the most of their data.

Workforce: One of the most important assets of any water utility is the knowledge and experience of its team members, who have been retiring at an increasing rate. To bridge the skill gap, learn how utilities are looking at a combination of outsourcing, recruiting and digital tools.

Cybersecurity has emerged as a pressing, immediate concern for water utilities in response to growing cyberattacks on infrastructure systems. Explore how utilities are moving forward with assessments, training, monitoring and other solutions to protect their essential operations.

Contaminants: Water utilities recently have attracted headlines when it comes to federal water regulations for lead service lines and contamination from perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or “forever chemicals.” Discover how utilities are approaching their contamination challenges.

Wastewater: In this special new section, discover insights specifically applicable to wastewater, residuals, stormwater and reuse facilities. From nutrient removal to wet weather management, learn about the top trends affecting utilities’ water quality operations.
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Prevent Legionnaires'2 weeks ago
AWWA's State of the Water Industry Report 2024 reveals that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), pathogens, and lead & copper rank as the top three concerns for water quality.

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Prevent Legionnaires'2 weeks ago
The AWWA released its State of the Water Industry report for 2024, you can find it in its entirety here:

https://www.awwa.org/Portals/0/AWWA/ETS/Resources/2024-SOTWI-Executive-Summary.pdf?ver=2024-05-15-085346-363
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Twenty cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed in Grand Rapids since April 2023. The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission (GRPUC) will be holding a town hall meeting today, Tuesday, June 4, from 4-6 p.m to discuss their plans to implement a disinfectant plan into the municipal water system using monochloramine.

https://www.grandrapidsmn.com/news/public-utilities-to-hold-town-hall-meeting-on-legionella-outbreak-tuesday-at-yanmar-arena/article_83465238-21da-11ef-9aa2-5f0bbf851d20.html

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Prevent Legionnaires'2 weeks ago
The water in Honolulu’s federal building and the courthouse has been deemed unsafe to drink or use for hygiene following positive results for legionella bacteria.

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2024/06/01/water-honolulu-federal-building-courthouse-deemed-unsafe-drink-or-wash-hands-with/

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