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Updated Data Now Available in EPA’s Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool (NPDAT)

EPA has added updated data in the NPDAT, a tool intended to help states develop effective nitrogen and phosphorus source reduction strategies. The data layer “Facilities Likely to Discharge Nitrogen/Phosphorus (N/P) to Water” now provides information on N/P discharges from 2014 facility monitoring reports (previously 2013 information was the most current information available through the EPA’s data access tool) and corresponding nitrogen and phosphorus limits from EPA’s Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool.

RCAP Releases New Drinking Water Training Videos

RCAP is pleased to release a set of five new videos on drinking water operations best practices for maintaining compliance and protecting public health.  These videos were produced through a cooperative agreement with USEPA . 

Coliform Sampling Best Practices from RCAP on Vimeo.

WaterSense Launches When In Drought Campaign

WaterSense, an EPA partnership program that offers people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services, has launched its When In Drought campaign. This campaign will amplify drought messaging in western states, and will create awareness that summer time is the most critical time to save on watering. For example, in California, utilities are concerned about meeting Governor Brown’s mandated cuts if summer water usage does not decrease.