If it’s good enough for the president…

August 29, 2012 | Energy, EPA, Infrastructure

Congress to Provide Local DC Tap Water for Presidential InaugurationWASHINGTON (DC Water)--Senator Chuck Schumer and the Joint Congressional Committee for Inaugural Ceremonies  announced Aug. 29 that local DC tap water will be served during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. In a…

read more

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…

read more

Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development tweets about water infrastructure

June 19, 2012 | Enforcement, EPA, Infrastructure

On June 19, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien hosted June's virtual office hours for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Twitter. O’Brien discussed the Obama administration’s efforts to create a rural America that’s built to last, through…

read more

EPA announces framework to help local governments manage stormwater runoff and wastewater

June 13, 2012 | Infrastructure, Rural, Rural Development, Water

WASHINGTON - On June 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new framework to help local governments meet their Clean Water Act obligations. The Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework assists EPA regional offices, states, and…

read more

Times Union: Pioneering technology used to free natural gas from rocks, avoiding the pollution of vast amounts of water

November 9, 2011 | Infrastructure, Water

Upstate New York's Times Union newspaper reports in a Nov. 7 article that an emerging technology developed in Canada does away with the need for water in the process of extracting natural gas from the earth, popularly known as fracking.…

read more

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…

read more

EPA announces the Healthy Watersheds Initiative National Framework and Action Plan 2011

September 27, 2011 | Blog, EPA, Infrastructure, Investment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the release of the Healthy Watersheds Initiative (HWI) National Framework and Action Plan. The HWI is intended to protect the nation’s remaining healthy watersheds, prevent them from becoming impaired, and accelerate restoration…

read more

NY Times: A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More

August 4, 2011 | EPA, Infrastructure, Water

On August 3, The New York Times published an article that begins:For decades, oil and gas industry executives as well as regulators have maintained that a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that is used for most natural…

read more

The ProPublica Blog: Pa. environmental agency butts heads with gas drilling company over town’s water woes

October 8, 2010 | Drinking Water, Infrastructure, Policy, Sustainability

Residents of Dimock, Pa., whose water woes have been widely chronicled as a prime example of the hidden costs of natural gas drilling, will get a safe and permanent water supply to replace their methane-contaminated wells, the Pennsylvania Department of…

read more

Free water sector interdependencies training

March 9, 2010 | Infrastructure, Investment, Wastewater, Water

The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), announces a series of general awareness trainings on water sector interdependencies. The training is offered at no cost to eligible…

read more