WaterSense Launches When In Drought Campaign

July 29, 2015 | EPA, General RCAP News

WaterSense, an EPA partnership program that offers people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes and services, has launched its When In Drought campaign. This campaign will amplify drought messaging in western states, and will create awareness that summer time is…

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In CA, it could be decades, experts say, before the most depleted groundwater basins recover under new legislation

September 8, 2014 | EPA

The LA Times reports,"California is finally about to join the rest of the West in regulating groundwater supplies. But the package of bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature is not an instant fix for the state's shrinking, over-pumped aquifers.It could…

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Looming Water Bill for Projects and Other Infrastructure Needs

September 4, 2014 | EPA

For small systems, repairs to aging infrastructure is made all the more difficult by declining population and lack of staff as the Denver Post reports on Sunday, August 31.  For the whole story, click here.

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EPA releases new climate science lesson plans for middle school classrooms

September 9, 2013 | EPA, Septic, Water

EPA has released seven new lesson plans about climate change developed specifically for middle school students. The lesson plans and related classroom activities are tailored to meet the National Science Learning Standards, and the majority can be completed  in one…

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Washington Post: ‘Flushable’ personal wipes clogging sewer systems, utilities say

September 9, 2013 | Congress, EPA

One of the issues that RCAP cares about is going mainstream! It's getting attention by the media and thus the general public. An article appeared on the front page of the Sunday Washington Post on Sept. 8.The article begins:"Next time…

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EPA releases new climate change video series

August 28, 2013 | EPA, Planning, Webinar

The series supports President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and highlights benefits of reducing energy consumptionWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new series of short public service videos on climate change. The videos cover a range…

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Huff Post: Why is bottled water so expensive?

August 23, 2013 | EPA, Quality, Water, Webinar

Also see the accompanying article

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The (UK) Guardian: A Texan tragedy: ample oil, no water

August 19, 2013 | Clean Water Act, EPA

Excerpts from an Aug. 11 article in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper about communities in Texas:"Three years of drought, decades of overuse and now the oil industry's outsize demands on water for fracking are running down reservoirs and underground aquifers. And…

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EPA launches harmful algal bloom video public service announcement series

August 6, 2013 | EPA

When In Doubt, Stay Out! Protect your pooch from harmful algal bloomsEPA has released the first of three video public service announcements to raise awareness about the potential public health impacts of harmful algal blooms, which are a manifestation of…

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EPA webcast series to raise awareness about harmful algal blooms

August 6, 2013 | Economy, EPA, Groundwater

On August 20, 2013, EPA's Watershed Academy will host a webcast on the identification and monitoring of harmful algal blooms. Don Anderson from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Steve Morton from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue the…

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