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Johnson Foundation Report Assess the Condition of US Water Systems and Recommends Course of Action

"Without significant changes, existing water systems will soon no longer be able to provide the services that citizens have come to expect. Recent water crises have illustrated that the economic and social consequences of inaction are far too great for this country and its communities.

Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts Awards RCAP Solutions $60,000

GoLocalWorcester Reports:

"The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has announced five activation fund grants to area organizations totaling more than $350,000.

These grants will support a wide range of projects throughout Central Massachusetts, from work on area water systems to two grants to community health centers for physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant recruitment and for expansion of optometry services.

Resources for Emergency/Incident Planning, Response, and Recovery from EPA

EPA has developed a variety of guidance documents and other informative resources to support drinking water and wastewater utility preparedness, response and recovery. As demonstrated by the graphic above, being ready to respond to an incident requires a continuous cycle of activities.

Check out their list of resources at: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/emerplan/#area