New public service media project: Water Blues Green Solutions

June 4, 2013 | Development, Environment, EPA, Report, Stormwater

Water is a limited resource, essential for life. Just as we recognize the value of water, so must we recognize the value of natural systems to store, clean, and maintain clean and fresh water.Americans often underestimate - or simply ignore…

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EPA provides tools for sustainable communities

February 12, 2013 | Assistance, Economy, Environment, EPA, Stormwater, Technical

Smart-growth policies can help achieve environmental justice goalsWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a first-of-its kind report showing how low-income, minority and tribal communities can apply smart-growth land-use and development strategies to create healthy communities, spur…

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PBS News Hour explores wastewater treatment

January 16, 2013 | Contaminants, Environment, EPA, Report, Water

The Jan. 3 PBS News Hour featured science correspondent Miles O'Brien plunging into a muck of that which rhymes with "it" to investigate our ailing country's sewage system.Here's a written account of his story of what happened underground.The webpage included…

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Information on uses and benefits of decentralized wastewater treatment available online

September 20, 2012 | Conservation, Development, Environment, Quality, Water

EPA has made available online information on the uses and benefits of decentralized wastewater treatment and examples of where they have played an effective role in a community's wastewater treatment infrastructure. Decentralized wastewater treatment consists of a variety of onsite…

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Nutrient pollution educational materials online

July 12, 2012 | Development, Environment, EPA, Federal, Guide, Infrastructure, Resources, USDA

 To help raise awareness about nutrient pollution, which is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water, EPA has developed new educational materials, including:Community Outreach Toolkit—designed to assist watershed groups, NGOs, states, and federal partners with messaging…

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Office of Water’s acting Assistant Administrator blogs on clean water infrastructure investment

November 1, 2011 | Environment, EPA, Infrastructure, Jobs, Water

Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Water, Nancy Stoner, recently posted a blog on her trip to an upgraded Minneapolis, Minn., drinking water treatment plant funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  In the blog, Acting Assistant Administrator…

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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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EPA marks American Wetlands Month

May 4, 2010 | Environment, EPA, USDA

May marks the 20th anniversary of American Wetlands Month (AWM), a time when EPA and its wetland partners celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to the nation's ecological, economic, and social health. EPA and its partners are planning a number…

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Two more new WARN fact sheets

April 20, 2010 | Environment, EPA, Video

Two new fact sheets on WARN – Water/Wastewater Agency Response Networks – are available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They provide background on WARN and describe their benefits to state primacy agencies and wastewater systems. The fact sheets are an…

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EPA seeks applications for environmental community grants

December 29, 2009 | Environment, EPA

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making $2 million available in 2010 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county…

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