EPA launches online training to assist Tribes in managing water systems

November 15, 2012 | EPA, Jobs, Training, Utilities, Webinar

To help tribes and Alaska Native Villages manage their drinking water and wastewater systems, EPA is releasing a series of 10 online training modules covering an array of operation, maintenance, and system management issues at smaller drinking water and wastewater…

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Government Accountability Office affirms federal arrangement of EPA and USDA programs for water infrastructure funding

October 31, 2012 | EPA, Guide, Utilities

A new report finds that no duplication at the federal level exists among the programs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provide drinking water and wastewater infrastructure funding to small, rural…

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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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EPA makes awards to RCAP and others to assist small drinking water and wastewater systems

September 7, 2012 | Energy, EPA, Utilities, Wastewater, Water, Webinar

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $15 million in funding to provide training and technical assistance to small drinking and wastewater systems – those serving fewer than 10,000 people – and to private well owners.…

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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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Reader’s Digest ranks water/wastewater operators among 10 jobs Americans can’t do without

November 2, 2011 | Energy, EPA, Utilities

In a recent article, the popular Reader's Digest provided a list of the "10 Jobs Americans Can’t Live Without." Many of the profession are in the public-service sector, working for utilities or essential security-related services like the police or fire…

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