RCAP Gets Behind Protect Your Groundwater Day September 9

September 9, 2014 | Water Quality

Extended droughts in California and Texas have put the spotlight on a critical resource of importance to every person—groundwater. Today, on Protect Your Groundwater Day, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) urges the public to act to safeguard groundwater.Groundwater makes up…

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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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Emergency water-supply planning guide for hospitals and health care facilities

June 30, 2011 | EPA, Water Quality

In order to maintain daily operations and patient-care services, health care facilities need to develop an emergency water-supply plan (EWSP) to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a total or partial interruption of the facilities’ normal water supply. Water-supply…

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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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Bottled water economics 101

July 30, 2010 | EPA, Water Quality

Author Annie Leonard has started a crusade against our global obsession with stuff. Starting with her book The Story of Stuff and continuing with a corresponding film series, she attempts to demystify our consumer culture and promote a "sustainable and…

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President Obama challenges Americans to take action to improve the environment in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day

April 15, 2010 | EPA, Water Quality

WhiteHouse.gov features new Earth Day page to serve as a resource guideApril 13, 2010WASHINGTON– President Obama today challenged Americans to take action in their homes, communities, schools, or businesses to improve the environment in honor of the upcoming 40th Anniversary…

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