EPA conducts outreach on Drinking Water Strategy

August 20, 2010 | Contaminants, EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will gather feedback on the new drinking water strategy in-person and online. It will present an overview of the Agency’s new Drinking Water Strategy at listening sessions on August 19 to obtain feedback from…

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EPA develops innovative software to secure nation’s water supply

August 17, 2010 | EPA

Canary software enhances detection of hazardous contaminants in drinking water systems WASHINGTON (EPA)- Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have collaborated in developing innovative water-quality software that enhances a water system’s ability to…

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Huffington Post: Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water

August 9, 2010 | Drinking Water, EPA

In a blog post from July 27, Brian Clark Howard, a contributor to the Huffington Post, featured a graphic made by Term Life Insurance entitled "Why You Should Stop Drinking Bottled Water." The image breaks down the myth surrounding the…

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RCAP represented on national EPA advisory council

July 30, 2010 | Climate Change, EPA

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council held its summer meeting July 21 through 23 in Washington, D.C. In attendance to represent the national RCAP network was Olga Morales-Sanchez, a Rural Development Specialist with the Rural Community…

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Bottled water economics 101

July 30, 2010 | EPA, Water Quality

Author Annie Leonard has started a crusade against our global obsession with stuff. Starting with her book The Story of Stuff and continuing with a corresponding film series, she attempts to demystify our consumer culture and promote a "sustainable and…

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Need a reason to drink plain old tap water?

July 26, 2010 | Drinking Water, EPA

 We all love our half-caf soy double shot vanilla hazelnut lattes with whipped cream, but a recent article on the Men’s Health magazine website gives a compelling case as to why we should give up these indulgent beverages in favor…

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Consumers Save Money, Water with EPA’s WaterSense Program

July 1, 2010 | Contaminants, Drinking Water, EPA

Showerheads added to the WaterSense product list  WASHINGTON – In 2009, EPA’s WaterSense program helped consumers save more than 36 billion gallons of water and $267 million on their water and sewer bills. That’s nearly four times as much water…

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July 15th EPA Webcast: Healthy Lakeshores Through Better Shoreline Stewardship

June 29, 2010 | EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Watershed Academy is pleased to sponsor its 50th free Webcast Seminar on July 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern in honor of Lakes Appreciation Month. In this Webcast participants can learn about…

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EPA Seeks Comments on Consultation Policy with Indian Tribes

June 16, 2010 | EPA, Hydraulic Fracturing

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comments from federally recognized tribes on the proposed EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes. On Nov. 5, 2009, under Executive Order 13175, President Obama directed all federal…

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EPA to Initiate Rulemaking to Reduce Harmful Effects of Sanitary Sewer Overflows

June 2, 2010 | EPA, Policy

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating  rulemaking to better protect the environment and public health from the harmful effects of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and basement backups. In many cities, SSOs and basement backups occur because…

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