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Drought in California has 14 Communities on the Brink of Waterlessness reports the LA Times

Record setting drought has caused water shortages throughout the west.  Since January, 28 communities have cycled on and off the list of "critical water systems" officials say could run dry in 60 days.

EPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold its second annual SepticSmart Week September 22-26. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Nearly one-quarter of all American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater.