Water efficiency deal wins approval in California

November 21, 2012 | Congress, Infrastructure, Jobs, Rural Development, USDA

New water rate structure meets state water goals by incentivizing efficiencySACRAMENTO (NRDC) –Thousands of California households could save on their monthly bills thanks to a new rate structure that California American Water Company will introduce in Sonoma, Ventura, Los Angeles…

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EPA launches online training to assist Tribes in managing water systems

November 15, 2012 | EPA, Jobs, Training, Utilities, Webinar

To help tribes and Alaska Native Villages manage their drinking water and wastewater systems, EPA is releasing a series of 10 online training modules covering an array of operation, maintenance, and system management issues at smaller drinking water and wastewater…

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New Center for American Progress report: How to upgrade and maintain our nation’s wastewater and drinking-water infrastructure

October 24, 2012 | Economy, EPA, Infrastructure, Jobs, Water

Of all the elements of our public infrastructure, our water systems are the most essential for the daily lives of Americans. The average American family of four uses roughly 400 gallons of water a day for drinking, washing, cooking, cleaning,…

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Video highlights a utility’s use of Clean Water State Revolving Fund to invest in water recycling and reuse

September 7, 2012 | Economy, Infrastructure, Jobs, Water

EPA has made available online a video highlighting the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, a regional wastewater service provider and distributor of wholesale and recycled water in California, which used the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program to conserve water…

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American Water Summit 2012

September 6, 2012 | Agriculture, Funding, Jobs, Loans, Rural, Rural Development, USDA, Water

American Water SummitTheme: Business Models For The FutureChicagoNov. 14-15, 2012Sponsored by: American Water Intelligence and Global Water IntelligenceIn today's world of constrained resources and limited capital, there is a tremendous need to think creatively and implement smarter models for doing…

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NYTimes op-ed: ‘Don’t Waste the Drought’

August 20, 2012 | Agriculture, Congress, Farm Bill, Jobs, Rural

An Aug. 16 editorial in The New York Times calls us to not let the opportunity pass us by in the current drought to address water problems and consider how we use and think about water.The editorial begins:"We're in the…

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Two new videos on Water and Wastewater Agency Response Networks (WARNs)

August 17, 2012 | Economy, Jobs, Water

EPA has produced two videos on WARN to improve awareness of the WARN initiative, attract new members to existing WARNs, and promote the benefits of WARN and conducting tabletop exercises.The first video, titled “Background on the WARN Initiative”, is targeted…

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EPA updates online water-quality standards guidance

May 15, 2012 | Agriculture, Jobs, Rural Development, USDA

EPA has updated the online version of its water-quality standards handbook to make it more user-friendly and improve transparency by providing links to EPA’s most recent policy documents. The handbook is a compilation of EPA's guidance on the water-quality standards…

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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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New EPA publication on using biological assessment to support water-quality management

November 1, 2011 | Jobs, Wastewater, Water

EPA has published A Primer on Using Biological Assessment to Support Water Quality Management.  This technical document serves as a primer on the role of biological assessments in a variety of water quality-management program applications, including reporting on the condition…

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