Former EPA Administrator: Keep the Clean Water Act Strong (NYTimes op-ed)

November 29, 2011 | EPA

William Reilly, EPA Administrator during the first Bush administration, wrote an editorial in The New York Times published Nov. 28 about protecting the Clean Water Act against attempts to weaken it. Next year is the 40th anniversary of this landmark…

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From the What’ll they think of next?” files”””

November 23, 2011 | Enforcement, EPA, Pollution

You've heard of bottled water. Introducing boxed water.A Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company bills itself as "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious. Boxed Water Is Better, is a boxed water company."The description on its…

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The Hill’s Congress blog: Infrastructure we can bank on

November 23, 2011 | General RCAP News

The Hill's Congress Blog had a recent post in which Gregory Baird, a former financial officer and CFO of large cities and utilities and who now consults utility financial staff on infrastructure asset management best practices in the U.S. and…

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Ohio RCAP receives award

November 23, 2011 | EPA

The village of Russells Point and Ohio RCAP were honored at the Ohio Conference of Community Development, Inc.’s summer meeting for their water treatment plant upgrade project, which involved installing granular activated carbon (GAC) to the existing treatment plant to…

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EPA training webinars on the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool

November 10, 2011 | Rates, Sewer, Water

The Climate-Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) supports water-sector utilities in conducting climate-related risk assessments, evaluating adaptation options, and understanding climate threats. EPA is currently delivering a nine-webinar series of training materials for CREAT that will continue through November 15…

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EPA energy-management webcast series for water and wastewater utilities

November 10, 2011 | EPA, Tribal, Water

EPA is offering the first Energy-Management Webcast Series webcast on Reducing Operating Costs with Energy Use Assessments and Auditing on Thursday, December 1 at 1:00 PM Eastern. This webcast will focus on two key elements of energy management for utilitiesdetermining…

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RCAP among partners that renew agreement with EPA on septic-system improvements

November 10, 2011 | Clean Water Act, EPA

Published Nov. 9By Paul Quinlan, E&E reporterThe EPA renewed and expanded a six-year-old agreement with industry and government organizations today aimed at improving the performance of septic systems.EPA and 16 partner organizations [including RCAP] signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding…

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Mark National Rural Health Day

November 9, 2011 | General RCAP News

RCAP will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in marking the first-ever National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 17.NOSORH created National Rural Health Day as a way to showcase…

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Times Union: Pioneering technology used to free natural gas from rocks, avoiding the pollution of vast amounts of water

November 9, 2011 | Infrastructure, Water

Upstate New York's Times Union newspaper reports in a Nov. 7 article that an emerging technology developed in Canada does away with the need for water in the process of extracting natural gas from the earth, popularly known as fracking.…

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EPA seeking scientific views on draft carbaryl criteria for aquatic life protection

November 8, 2011 | Development

EPA has published draft ambient-water quality criteria for the protection of aquatic life from the potential effects of carbaryl. Used to control insects, slugs and snails and to thin fruit in orchards, carbaryl can enter water bodies via runoff and…

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