Drought in California has 14 Communities on the Brink of Waterlessness reports the LA Times

September 26, 2014 | Compliance, Operator, Tribal

Record setting drought has caused water shortages throughout the west.  Since January, 28 communities have cycled on and off the list of "critical water systems" officials say could run dry in 60 days. Fourteen Central Valley communities remain on the…

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EPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

September 23, 2014 | Operator, Tribal

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold its second annual SepticSmart Week September 22-26. SepticSmart Week outreach activities encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Nearly one-quarter of all American households depend on…

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A Day in the Life of An Operator

August 20, 2012 | Certification, EPA, Operator, Training, Webinar

A great posting on the Operation Matters blog of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection is titled A Day in the Life of An Operator.It is a first-person account, written in casual, everyday language, about the duties that an operator…

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New urban waters outreach toolkit to encourage homeowners to install rain barrels

August 17, 2012 | Operator

EPA, through the Anacostia Watershed Outreach and Education Project, has released a comprehensive toolkit that EPA regional offices, watershed organizations and others who promote green business can use to encourage homeowners to install rain barrels to prevent contamination in their…

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EPA’s activities for Earth Day

April 20, 2012 | Operator, Resources, Webinar

Earth Day is April 22, and EPA is excited to share many opportunities with you to celebrate and engage!Join the conversation! We've created a place for you to talk about environmental issues and share environmental tips you use every day.First…

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EPA-supported Water Purification Eco-Center demonstration project to launch this month

June 9, 2011 | Certification, Jobs, Operator

On June 16, the Rodale Institute will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Water Purification Eco-Center located on its research farm in Kutztown, Penn. The center, supported in part through a $695,000 grant from the…

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