EPA proposes rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting

August 6, 2013 | Agriculture, Treatment, Wastewater

E-reporting initiative will increase efficiency, ease burden for states and improve public access to dataWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of…

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EPA webcast on using social indicators in watershed-management projects

April 24, 2013 | EPA, Management, Report, Treatment, Wastewater

Join EPA for a webcast on May 1, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on using social indicators in watershed-management projects.Working with landowners and managers to find effective and practical solutions to water-quality problems is crucial to…

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EPA releases support guide for water utilities on containment and disposal of large amounts of contaminated water

November 8, 2012 | Assistance, EPA, Management, Rates, Sewer, Training, Wastewater, Water

EPA has released the Containment and Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities. The guide serves as a reference document for the preparation and response to a contamination event when rapid decision making is…

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Happy birthday, Clean Water Act!

October 18, 2012 | Drinking Water, Funding, Infrastructure, Wastewater

From the EPA website:Forty years ago, in the midst of a national concern about untreated sewage, industrial and toxic discharges, destruction of wetlands, and contaminated runoff, the principal law to protect the nation’s waters was passed. Originally enacted in 1948…

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EPA webinar on solar energy for water and wastewater utilities on October 11

September 20, 2012 | EPA, Septic, Wastewater

On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET, EPA will host a webinar on solar energy and water and wastewater utilities. The webinar will detail the process of implementing solar-energy projects in such utilities, the various…

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EPA seeks comments on Consumer Confidence Report electronic delivery approaches and considerations

September 11, 2012 | Treatment, Wastewater

For Public Comment: Consumer Confidence Report Electronic Delivery Approaches and Considerations- Comment period ends October 11, 2012Draft Consumer Confidence Report Electronic Delivery Options and Considerations (PDF) (8 pp)Document provides an overview of electronic delivery methods and describes ways CWSs can…

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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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Attention, operators for tribal water or wastewater utilities and other leaders

August 29, 2012 | Assistance, Awards, EPA, Rural, Technical, Training, Tribal, Wastewater

This fall, RCAP will be working with SmallWaterSupply.org to further expand the resources available to tribal utility operators.SmallWaterSupply.org supports water and wastewater operators in small systems with comprehensive resources and information in one easy-to-use place on the web. The website…

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EPA to work with drinking water systems to monitor unregulated contaminants

May 2, 2012 | Assessment, EPA, Wastewater, Water, Webinar

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published on May 1 a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015 as part of the agency’s unregulated contaminant monitoring…

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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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