Webinar on Consumer Confidence Report rule electronic delivery framework

February 21, 2013 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural Development

On March 7, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, EPA will hold a webinar to explain the consumer confidence report electronic delivery framework. Panelists will discuss electronic delivery methods and approaches appropriate to meet consumer confidence report rule…

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NPR: U of Vermont becomes largest public institution to ban sale of bottled water

January 14, 2013 | Department Of Agriculture, USDA

NPR reported Jan. 14 that UVM has become the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.Read/listen to the story

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EPA updates rule for pathogens in drinking water, sets limit for E. Coli

December 21, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Investment, Loans, Rural Development, USDA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health.The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000…

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EPA releases National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change

December 21, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Department Of Health And Human Services, Department Of The Interior, Drinking Water, EPA

EPA has released the "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change," which describes how EPA's water-related programs plan to address the impacts of climate change and provides long-term visions, goals and strategic actions for the management of sustainable…

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Toolkit for Protecting Drinking Water Sources through Agricultural Conservation Practices is now available online

November 15, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural, USDA

The collaboration toolkit Protecting Drinking Water Sources through Agricultural Conservation Practices is now available online. The toolkit offers effective steps that source water protection professionals working at the state level can take to build partnerships with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation…

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Head of private water-sampling company going to prison for fraud in North Carolina

November 8, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural, USDA

For over five years the defendant provided false water sampling to customersASHEVILLE, N.C. – On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Linda Knox, 50, of Marshall, N.C., to 33 months in prison, to be followed by…

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Businesses see increased water risk but boardrooms slow to act

October 23, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural Development, USDA, Utilities

LONDON AND NEW YORK (CDP) -- There is a sharp rise in company reports of detrimental impacts from drought and other water-related issues yet little change in the number of companies with board-level oversight of water strategies and no increase…

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Food & Water Watch’s Water Municipalization Guide

July 13, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural Development, USDA, Water Quality

How U.S. Communities Can Secure Local Public Control of Privately Owned Water and Sewer SystemsMany communities across the country want local, public control of their water and sewer services. Municipalization — the purchase of a privately owned system by a…

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