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This week - September 23-27 - is SepticSmart Week

WASHINGTON (EPA) Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, Sept. 23 to 27, the U.S.

EPA administrator testifies before House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power

On Wednesday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on Energy and Power. As part of her remarks, McCarthy included statements related to the need for planning for resiliency and the centrality of the security of our water supplies and water utilities.

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EPA and Water Utility Climate Alliance holding webinar on planning on Oct. 9 at 1 pm

Many water utilities are thinking critically about how to best manage water resources and utility assets when future conditions are uncertain due to the impacts of climate change. Join EPA and the Water Utility Climate Alliance for a webinar on different planning methods on October 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern. This session will introduce scenario planning, a method that allows a flexible approach to strategic long-term planning and highlight examples from utility representatives who have used scenario planning.