States Speed Up Time for Notifying Public About Lead-Contaminated Water

Subscribe to Governing http://www.governing.com/subscribe/?promo_code=gt_mag_email_newsletterheader | View Newsletter in Browser https://marketing.erepublic.com/acton/ct/16245/s-1455-1702/Bct/q-0338/l-sf-contact-0013:10ac94/ct1_1/1?sid=TV2%3AV8u5fkQHv http://www.governing.com to Governing Magazine & Newsletters http://www.governing.com/subscribe?promo_code=newsletter&elqtrack=true on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/governing?elqtrack=true / Twitter http://twitter.com/governing?elqtrack=true / LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=54800&elqtrack=true FEATURED STORY States Speed Up Time for Notifying Public About Lead-Contaminated Water http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-after-flint-water-utilities-one-day-tell-customers-high-lead-levels.html By Daniel C. Vock http://www.governing.com/authors/Daniel-C-Vock.html The nation’s public water utilities will have to tell their customers within 24 hours — rather than 60 days — if dangerous levels are detected in homes they service under a law Congress recently passed in response to the Flint water crisis. The requirement, which became law in December, comes after utilities and state environmental regulators failed to alert residents to high lead levels in drinking water in Ohio and Michigan. Both of those states have passed their own laws requiring faster notifications. Lead exposure at any level can be dangerous, particularly to pregnant women and children. It can damage the brain, red blood cells and kidneys, and can cause lifelong developmental problems. Keep reading >> http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-after-flint-water-utilities-one-day-tell-customers-high-lead-levels.html#continued MORE INFRASTRUCTURE NEWS How a Brooklyn Brewmaster Helped Make New York City Safer for Pedestrians http://www.governing.com/topics/urban/gov-vision-zero-pedestrian-deaths-brooklyn-brewery.html The story starts with a trip to Scandinavia. Plus: Can cities end pedestrian deaths? http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-pedestrian-deaths-vision-zero-sweden.html Feds Halt High-Speed Rail in California http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/tns-trump-california-rail.html The Federal Transit Administration has put the brakes on a $647 million grant to help pay for electrification of a commuter train system that was considered a key part of extending the planned high-speed rail line to the Bay Area. Trump Administration Approves Emergency Aid Request for Dam Crisis http://www.governing.com/topics/finance/tns-fema-trump-california-oroville-disaster.html Federal emergency officials approved California Gov. Jerry Brown’s requests to pay for winter storm damages and to support California’s unfolding response to the emergency at the crumbling Oroville Dam. What Our Military Bases and Defense Communities Need http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-need-rebuild-military-infrastructure-defense-communities.html The neglect of our military infrastructure impacts not only our security but also the needs of our service families and the communities that support them. Fracking Presents Big Problems That Towns Have Little Authority to Fix http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-fracking-court-local-state.html Almost every time localities attempt to regulate the oil industry, courts or legislatures stop them. These Places Lost the Smart Cities Challenge. But They Say They Ended Up Ahead. http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-cities-lost-smart-cities-challenge-won-anyway.html Even though Denver and Austin came up just short in the federal technology competition, both are moving forward with their ideas. ENJOY THIS NEWSLETTER? Governing has 10 others delivering news and commentary on a wide range of topics straight to your inbox. SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE TODAY http://www.governing.com/subscribe/newsletters?promo_code=gov_enews_daily Unsubscribe blog0032.aree345@mail.ulasu.com&newsletter=135″ >http://cms.erepublic.com/common/subscriptions/unsubscribe?email=blog0032.aree345@mail.ulasu.com&newsletter=135 | Opt out of all e.Republic email http://marketing.erepublic.com/acton/rif/16245/s-1455-1702/-/l-sf-contact-0013:10ac94/q-0338/zout?sid=TV2%3AV8u5fkQHv | Privacy Statement http://www.erepublic.com/privacy/ © 2017 e.Republic. All rights reserved. 100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630. Phone: 916-932-1300