EPA releases Effective Utility Management and Lean Resource Guide for Water-Sector Utilities

November 15, 2012 | EPA, Handbook, Infrastructure, Sustainability, Webinar

EPA has developed a Resource Guide to Effective Utility Management and Lean based on input and examples from several utilities. The guide explains how utilities can use these two important and complementary approaches to reduce waste and improve overall efficiency…

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EPA issues U.S.-Mexico border water infrastructure program report

August 17, 2012 | EPA, Sustainability, Utilities, Webinar

EPA has issued the U.S.-Mexico border water infrastructure program's annual report for 2011. The report highlights the significant impacts that the program is having in border communities by providing first-time access to drinking and wastewater infrastructure, improving public health and…

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ABC News profiles Colonias

May 1, 2012 | EPA, Handbook, Planning, Sustainability, Utilities, Wastewater, Water

ABC News, as part of its "Hidden America" series, produced a story on the Colonias in late April.An ABC correspondent visited some of these communities in Texas along the Mexican border. The story desribes these communities as a "no-man's land"…

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USDA Rural Development: Helping to put Americans to work

January 18, 2012 | EPA, Handbook, Planning, Sustainability

Annual report reflects administration's drive to create opportunity in rural regionsWASHINGTON (USDA)- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided highlights of USDA Rural Development fiscal year (FY) 2011 investments in job-creating businesses, infrastructure and housing for Americans living in rural communities across…

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Forbes.com map: Where Americans are moving

January 31, 2011 | EPA, Sustainability

Forbes magazine has an interactive map on its website that shows, in a very visual way, the movement of more than 10 million Americans from one county to another during 2008. You can click on any county to see comings…

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Computerworld: Stuxnet worm impacts SCADA systems

October 13, 2010 | Development, EPA, Sustainability

The Stuxnet worm is a "groundbreaking" piece of malware so devious in its use of unpatched vulnerabilities and so sophisticated in its multipronged approach that the security researchers who tore it apart believe it may be the work of state-backed…

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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…

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