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Kick the Bucket- Alaska Public Media looks at the water and sewer situation in rural Alaska

Last week, Alaska Public Media ran a five-part series entitled “Kick the Bucket,” in which they took a closer look at the water and sewer situation in rural Alaska. Listen to the entire series via the links below.

Water Utility Response On-The-Go Mobile Website Launched by EPA

EPA  has launched an innovative tool that consolidates and makes accessible from the fieldinformation and tools that water utility operators and their response partners may need during an emergency. The site allows users to: identify and contact emergency response partners; monitor local and national severe weather; review and complete incident-specific checklists; and populate, save, and email generic damage assessment forms and FEMA Incident Command System forms.

EPA Releases Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure Guide

EPA has released "Community Based Public-Private Partnerships (CBP3) and Alternative Market-Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A Guide for Local Governments." This guide identifies tools to help communities address water quality challenges through faster, cheaper, and greener methods. Experts from a variety of sectors provided input on topics such as public infrastructure financing, green infrastructure design and delivery, economic development, renewable energy and military housing.