The Hill: Senate Democrats see farm bill, rural voters as key to 2014 election

June 4, 2013 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Water

The Hill, a newspaper about happenings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., has a June 4 article that begins:Senate Democrats hope to pass a five-year farm bill this week and bolster their appeal with rural voters, who they see as…

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Webinar on EPA’s Community-Based Water Resiliency program

May 24, 2013 | Farm Bill, Water

Plan to attend a free webinar hosted by EPA’s Community-Based Water Resiliency (CBWR) program. You will learn how the tool can assist drinking water and wastewater utilities, as well as the communities they serve, to prepare for a water-service interruption…

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NYTimes article describes RCAP’s place (without saying it)

May 20, 2013 | Population, Water

A May 10 article, titled "Why Federal Efforts to Ensure Clean Tap Water Fail to Reach Faucets Nationwide," describes the situations and places where RCAP does its work. The article speaks about small communities in California and the challenges they…

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EPA releases report on emerging technologies for wastewater treatment and in-plant wet-weather management

May 9, 2013 | Assessment, EPA, Infrastructure, Water

EPA has released a report on emerging technologies for wastewater treatment and in-plant wet weather management to assist municipal wastewater utility owners and operators, local governments, engineers, and planners find information on new wastewater treatment and in-plant wet-weather management technologies. …

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Good news on the condition of the nation’s infrastructure

May 3, 2013 | Water

Watch this (tongue-in-cheek) report from "The Colbert Report" on the ASCE's recently released report card on the state of infrastructure in the United States.

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EPA’s 2014 budget proposal maintains the strength of core environmental and human-health protections

April 25, 2013 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Quality, Water

FY 2014 request focuses on transforming the way EPA does businessWASHINGTON (EPA) – The Obama administration proposed a fiscal year 2014 (FY 2014) budget on April 10 of $8.153 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This request is…

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Huffington Post blog: The Water Challenge: A Suddenly Sexy Cause

April 24, 2013 | Emergency, EPA, Preparedness, Water, Webinar

An April 3 post on the Huffington Post's Green blog described the Second National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation taking place all this month. The post describes the growing popularity of this competition and how the race to conserve water…

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EPA proposes to reduce toxic pollutants discharged into waterways by power plants

April 24, 2013 | Water

WASHINGTON (EPA) — In accordance with a consent decree and in line with requirements under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a range of options to help reduce dangerous pollutants, including mercury, arsenic, lead,…

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EPA’s How’s My Waterway app now has new features

April 24, 2013 | Water

EPA's app and website, How's My Waterway, helps you find information on the condition of your local waterways, what's being done to protect and restore those waterways, and what you can do to help.And now, How's My Waterway lets people…

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Ask your Representative to support HR 1632: The Building Rural Communities Act

April 22, 2013 | Water

Last week, Rep. Steve Southerland II (R-Fla.) introduced HR 1632: The Building Rural Communities Act (BRCA). The bill is cosponsored by Reps. Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), William Enyart (D-Ill.), Don Young (R-Alaska), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Steve Stockman (R-Texas),…

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