NPR: U of Vermont becomes largest public institution to ban sale of bottled water

January 14, 2013 | Department Of Agriculture, USDA

NPR reported Jan. 14 that UVM has become the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.Read/listen to the story

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2013 is the U.N. International Year of Water Cooperation

January 7, 2013 | Administration, Agriculture, USDA

In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154). In reflection of this declaration, the 2013 World Water Day, which will take place on March 22, also will…

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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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Toolkit for Protecting Drinking Water Sources through Agricultural Conservation Practices is now available online

November 15, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural, USDA

The collaboration toolkit Protecting Drinking Water Sources through Agricultural Conservation Practices is now available online. The toolkit offers effective steps that source water protection professionals working at the state level can take to build partnerships with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation…

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Head of private water-sampling company going to prison for fraud in North Carolina

November 8, 2012 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural, USDA

For over five years the defendant provided false water sampling to customersASHEVILLE, N.C. – On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Linda Knox, 50, of Marshall, N.C., to 33 months in prison, to be followed by…

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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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Nutrient pollution educational materials online

July 12, 2012 | Development, Environment, EPA, Federal, Guide, Infrastructure, Resources, USDA

 To help raise awareness about nutrient pollution, which is caused by excess nitrogen and phosphorus in the air and water, EPA has developed new educational materials, including:Community Outreach Toolkit—designed to assist watershed groups, NGOs, states, and federal partners with messaging…

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