Comment period extended for the proposed Revised Total Coliform Rule

August 31, 2010 | General RCAP News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending by 30 days the public comment period for a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation, the Revisions to the Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), which was published in the Federal Register on July…

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EPA and WaterISAC to host pandemic influenza planning webinar

August 26, 2010 | EPA

In the run-up to last year’s influenza season, marked by the outbreak of H1N1 flu, WaterISAC teamed up with the U.S. EPA, CDC, and DHS to provide subscribers with vital information about epidemiology, vaccination protocols, and continuity planning. Over 200…

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Treating contaminants of emerging concern: A literature review

August 26, 2010 | EPA

EPA has published the results of an extensive review of the recent literature on wastewater treatment technologies and their ability to remove a number of chemical contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). We have also made available a computer-searchable format of…

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EPA releases draft strategy for clean water

August 26, 2010 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting the public to comment on the agency’s draft strategy to protect and restore our nation’s lakes, streams and coastal waters. The strategy, “Coming Together for Clean Water: EPA’s Strategy for…

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Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program: EPA is announcing a voluntary training program

August 20, 2010 | General RCAP News

Tribal Drinking Water Operator Certification Program, effective October 1, 2010. The program will enable qualified drinking water operators at public water systems in Indian country to be recognized as certified operators by EPA. This program will provide the benefits of…

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New EPA Office of Water website

August 20, 2010 | General RCAP News

 On August 12, EPA’s Office of Water (OW) launched its redesigned website, replacing four OW content areas on the EPA website. Information is now organized by topic in a way that should be more straight-forward and useful to visitors. Visitors to the…

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EPA seeks public comment on draft of Proposed Revised Total Coliform Rule

August 20, 2010 | General RCAP News

Assessments and Corrective Actions Guidance Manual EPA has released a draft of the Proposed Revised Total Coliform Rule Assessments and Corrective Actions Guidance Manual for public review and comment.  The draft guidance manual provides public water systems and primacy agencies…

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EPA conducts outreach on Drinking Water Strategy

August 20, 2010 | Contaminants, EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will gather feedback on the new drinking water strategy in-person and online. It will present an overview of the Agency’s new Drinking Water Strategy at listening sessions on August 19 to obtain feedback from…

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EPA develops innovative software to secure nation’s water supply

August 17, 2010 | EPA

Canary software enhances detection of hazardous contaminants in drinking water systems WASHINGTON (EPA)- Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have collaborated in developing innovative water-quality software that enhances a water system’s ability to…

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Huffington Post: Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water

August 9, 2010 | Drinking Water, EPA

In a blog post from July 27, Brian Clark Howard, a contributor to the Huffington Post, featured a graphic made by Term Life Insurance entitled "Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water." The image breaks down the myth surrounding the…

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