Becoming Compliant During the COVID-19 Crisis

December 7, 2020 | Compliance, COVID-19

By: Melissa Jones, Staff Writer, Communities Unlimited & Alfred Jackson, Community Environmental Management Technician, Communities Unlimited  The small town of Autaugaville lies in the heart of Alabama. The town is located in Autauga County, which took its name from the Native American tribe that…

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Drought in California has 14 Communities on the Brink of Waterlessness reports the LA Times

September 26, 2014 | Compliance, Operator, Tribal

Record setting drought has caused water shortages throughout the west.  Since January, 28 communities have cycled on and off the list of "critical water systems" officials say could run dry in 60 days. Fourteen Central Valley communities remain on the…

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Huffington Post blog: The Water Challenge: A Suddenly Sexy Cause

April 24, 2013 | Compliance, EPA, Regulations

An April 3 post on the Huffington Post's Green blog described the Second National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation taking place all this month. The post describes the growing popularity of this competition and how the race to conserve water…

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Updated Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool Available for download

January 31, 2013 | Compliance, EPA, Regulations

An updated version of EPA's Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) is now available for download. The tool assists drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities in identifying climate-change threats, assessing potential consequences, and evaluating adaptation options.  Increasing climate readiness…

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EPA announces opportunity to apply for 2013 environmental-justice small grants

October 16, 2012 | Compliance, Quality, Regulations, Water

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 15 that it is seeking applicants for a total of $1.5 million in environmental-justice small grants to be awarded in 2013. EPA’s environmental-justice efforts aim to ensure equal environmental…

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Newsweek: The Democrats’ Last, Best Hope

May 9, 2011 | Compliance, Drinking Water, Enforcement, EPA, Regulations, Safe Drinking Water Act

Newsweek magazine's online edition posted a feature article May 1 about a Democratic senator from Montana who exemplifies the Democrats' situation heading into the next election and how their prospects could hinge on rural voters. The article notes: “The math is…

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AP Texas News: Driller denies that it contaminated Texas aquifer

December 10, 2010 | Compliance, Enforcement, EPA, Pollution

This article was originally posted Dec. 8 hereBy RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press © 2010 The Associated PressHOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order against a Texas gas driller Tuesday, accusing the company of contaminating an aquifer and…

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