EPA water chief: Upgrading water infrastructure is good for environment, public health and job growth

November 3, 2011 | EPA, Training

In a recent blog post, the chief of the EPA's Office of Water said that upgrading water infrastructure is good for the environment and the public's health, but it also is good for economic growth and for jobs.Read the post…

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EPA and USDA create partnership to improve drinking water systems and develop workforce in rural communities

August 24, 2011 | Planning, Training

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  announced Aug. 8 a national partnership to protect Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems. Nationwide, small water and sewage treatment facilities with…

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Washington Post: EPA budget cuts put states in bind

June 23, 2011 | EPA, Training, Water Quality

The June 20 Washington Post carried this article that begins:"When congressional Republicans cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget 16 percent as part of a deal with President Obama in April to keep the government running, they hailed it as a…

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New website tracks oil fracking operations, chemicals

May 2, 2011 | Energy, EPA, Training

There’s a new resource available on the topic of hydraulic fracturing, an area of emerging concern for drinking water protection.FracFocus.org , a registry for hydraulic fracturing chemicals, is a joint project of the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate…

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RCAP staff member testifies before House subcommittee

March 23, 2010 | Assessment, Clean Water Act, EPA, Training

Chris Fierros, Chief Operating Officer of Midwest Assistance Program, the Midwest RCAP, testified March 23 before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. The subcommittee’s Capitol Hill hearing was to review efforts to…

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Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual

March 2, 2010 | Emergency, Training, Webinar

EPA has released the Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual to assist consecutive systems (public drinking water systems that receive part or all of their finished water from other public water systems) in complying with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts…

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