Proposals invited from rural communities facing design challenges

January 18, 2013 | EPA, Pollution, Stormwater, Webinar

Partnership of federal agencies and national organizations offers workshop funding, technical assistance, and additional resourcesThe Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) is issuing a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges to host local workshops in 2013. Successful applicants…

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ASCE releases final Failure to Act Report

January 16, 2013 | Pollution, Water

By Doug ScottAs a preface to ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which will be released on March 19, the American Society of Civil Engineers unveiled during a teleconference on Jan. 15 its fifth and final report in the…

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How the fiscal cliff would affect rural areas

December 10, 2012 | Enforcement, EPA, Pollution, Regulations

If you're afraid to ask the stupid question of what the fiscal cliff is and are wondering how it might affect you as a resident of a rural area, the Daily Yonder blog has provided an excellent explanation in simple…

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An EPA administrator writes that clean water is environmental justice

October 16, 2012 | EPA, Pollution

Nancy Stoner, acting Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Water, has blogged about the connection between environmental justice and clean water. In the blog post, Stoner acknowledges the importance of access to safe water for communities, the role of partnerships…

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New data added to EPA’s nitrogen and phosphorus pollution data access tool

January 18, 2012 | EPA, Pollution, Water

EPA has added updated U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) SPAtially Referenced Regressions On Watershed attributes (SPARROW) data to the nitrogen and phosphorus pollution data access tool, a tool intended to help states develop effective nitrogen and phosphorus source reduction strategies. SPARROW…

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From the What’ll they think of next?” files”””

November 23, 2011 | Enforcement, EPA, Pollution

You've heard of bottled water. Introducing boxed water.A Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company bills itself as "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious. Boxed Water Is Better, is a boxed water company."The description on its…

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Wasting water is weird

August 25, 2011 | Environment, EPA, Pollution

WaterSense partners Kohler and Lowe's, as part of a larger coalition of water-conscious organizations, have launched a new public-service campaign called Wasting Water is Weird.  The campaign features tips from the WaterSense program and links to the website for additional…

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New and improved EPA website on nitrogen and phosphorus pollution

July 20, 2011 | EPA, Pollution

Over the last 50 years, the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution entering our waters has escalated dramatically and is becoming one of America's costliest and most challenging environmental problems. In many parts of the country, nitrogen and phosphorus pollution…

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Guidance on how to develop a multi-year training and exercise plan

June 30, 2011 | EPA, Pollution

The EPA's Water Security Division just released a new document to assist drinking water and wastewater utilities in developing multi-year training and exercise plans. T & E plans are useful for tracking progress and increasing preparedness capabilities at water utilities.…

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AP Texas News: Driller denies that it contaminated Texas aquifer

December 10, 2010 | Compliance, Enforcement, EPA, Pollution

This article was originally posted Dec. 8 hereBy RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press © 2010 The Associated PressHOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an emergency order against a Texas gas driller Tuesday, accusing the company of contaminating an aquifer and…

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