Join EPA on Twitter on April 8 to discuss climate change

April 5, 2013 | Agriculture, Rural Development, USDA

During Earth Month, EPA will focus on climate change during a series of environmental Twitter chats. On Monday, April 8 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, the Twitter chat will focus on the impacts of climate change on water. EPA will also…

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Webinar on Consumer Confidence Report rule electronic delivery framework

February 21, 2013 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural Development

On March 7, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, EPA will hold a webinar to explain the consumer confidence report electronic delivery framework. Panelists will discuss electronic delivery methods and approaches appropriate to meet consumer confidence report rule…

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EPA clarifies position on electronic CCR delivery

January 4, 2013 | Congress, Farm Bill, Rural Development

Over the past few years, a number of community water systems, technical assistance providers and primacy agencies have inquired as to whether the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule allows electronic delivery of the CCR to each customer. EPA evaluated several…

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EPA updates rule for pathogens in drinking water, sets limit for E. Coli

December 21, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Investment, Loans, Rural Development, USDA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health.The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000…

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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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Businesses see increased water risk but boardrooms slow to act

October 23, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural Development, USDA, Utilities

LONDON AND NEW YORK (CDP) -- There is a sharp rise in company reports of detrimental impacts from drought and other water-related issues yet little change in the number of companies with board-level oversight of water strategies and no increase…

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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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Food & Water Watch’s Water Municipalization Guide

July 13, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural Development, USDA, Water Quality

How U.S. Communities Can Secure Local Public Control of Privately Owned Water and Sewer SystemsMany communities across the country want local, public control of their water and sewer services. Municipalization — the purchase of a privately owned system by a…

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Getting past the disgust of re-using wastewater

July 5, 2012 | Farm Bill, Funding, Rural Development

In an April 12, 2012, post to the New York Times Op-Docs, a forum for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with creative latitude by independent filmmakers and artists, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu writes about the water crisis in the United…

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New EPA document on lessons learned from tabletop exercises in emergency preparedness

June 19, 2012 | Loans, Rural Development, USDA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently posted a “lessons learned” document that captures key highlights from a number of water sector-focused tabletop exercises held over the last couple of years. This document touches on topics such as:Damage assessmentsResource requestsBack-up…

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