Report on the National Characteristics of Drinking Water Systems Serving 10,000 or Fewer People available

August 25, 2011 | General RCAP News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated a report titled National Characteristics of Drinking Water Systems Serving 10,000 or Fewer People. EPA first published this report in 1999 after the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act to…

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EPA launches revamped Sustainable Water Infrastructure web pages

August 25, 2011 | Poverty, Rural, USDA

Our communities depend on aging drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure for the health of its people and the vitality of the local economy.  With the release of the Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy last fall, the Environmental…

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Wasting water is weird

August 25, 2011 | Environment, EPA, Pollution

WaterSense partners Kohler and Lowe's, as part of a larger coalition of water-conscious organizations, have launched a new public-service campaign called Wasting Water is Weird.  The campaign features tips from the WaterSense program and links to the website for additional…

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AWWA Webcast: The Latest on Emergency Water Supply Planning

August 25, 2011 | EPA

August 31, 20111:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDTnoon - 1:00 p.m. CDT11:00 a.m. - noon MDT10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PDTProgram overviewThis webcast will present an overview of the recently released guides on Planning for an Emergency Drinking Water Supply and Emergency…

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White House Rural Council delivers report on rural America

August 24, 2011 | EPA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 – Today, the White House Rural Council released a new report titled "Jobs and Economic Security for Rural America," which lays out the economic landscape rural Americans face today and highlights the administration’s key accomplishments in…

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EPA and USDA create partnership to improve drinking water systems and develop workforce in rural communities

August 24, 2011 | Planning, Training

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  announced Aug. 8 a national partnership to protect Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems. Nationwide, small water and sewage treatment facilities with…

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EPA seeks input on the development of drinking water perchlorate regulation

August 24, 2011 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as small-entity representatives (SERs) for a small-business advocacy review (SBAR) panel. This panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule…

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Webinar on the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8): National Preparedness

August 24, 2011 | Assistance, USDA

The water sector is invited to a webinar on the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8): National Preparedness.  The webinar will be on Tuesday, August 30 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will provide you with an update…

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Obama administration advances efforts to protect health of U.S. communities overburdened by pollution

August 5, 2011 | EPA, Report

Federal agencies sign environmental justice memorandum of understandingWASHINGTON (EPA) – Building on its commitment to ensuring strong protection from environmental and health hazards for all Americans, the Obama administration announced Aug. 4 that federal agencies have agreed to develop environmental…

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NY Times: A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More

August 4, 2011 | EPA, Infrastructure, Water

On August 3, The New York Times published an article that begins:For decades, oil and gas industry executives as well as regulators have maintained that a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that is used for most natural…

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