ASCE releases final Failure to Act Report

January 16, 2013 | Pollution, Water

By Doug ScottAs a preface to ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which will be released on March 19, the American Society of Civil Engineers unveiled during a teleconference on Jan. 15 its fifth and final report in the…

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PBS News Hour explores wastewater treatment

January 16, 2013 | Contaminants, Environment, EPA, Report, Water

The Jan. 3 PBS News Hour featured science correspondent Miles O'Brien plunging into a muck of that which rhymes with "it" to investigate our ailing country's sewage system.Here's a written account of his story of what happened underground.The webpage included…

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EPA releases update on ongoing hydraulic fracturing study

January 2, 2013 | Water

WASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update on Dec. 21 on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Results of the study, which…

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EPA enforcement in 2012 protects communities from harmful pollution

December 18, 2012 | EPA, Regulations, Water

WASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released Dec. 17 its annual enforcement results, showing significant environmental and public health protections achieved – a reduction of 2.2 billion pounds of air, water and land pollution, as well as…

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ABC News: Pesticides in tap water linked to food allergies

December 5, 2012 | Department Of The Interior, Water

A Dec. 3 article on ABC News reports on a study that makes an interesting link between tap water and food allergies. The article begins:"As food allergies become increasingly common, a new study offers the first proof that they may…

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Thanksgiving message from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

November 21, 2012 | Water

Why I’m Thankful for Rural AmericaThis week, Americans across our nation will gather around Thanksgiving tables with family and friends.   Every year at this time, I am reminded how blessed we are to have a strong, vibrant rural America which…

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Updated data now available through EPA’s Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool

November 15, 2012 | Conservation, Efficiency, Rates, Water

EPA has added updated data in the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Data Access Tool (NPDAT), a tool intended to help states develop effective nitrogen and phosphorus source-reduction strategies. Specifically, the updates include the Facilities Likely to Discharge Nitrogen/Phosphorus (N/P) to…

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List of how states voted on water-related measures on Election Day

November 15, 2012 | Groundwater, Water, Webinar, Well

SAN FRANCISCO (TPL) -- Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval on Nov. 6, Election Day, to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced.Of the 57…

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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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New Center for American Progress report: How to upgrade and maintain our nation’s wastewater and drinking-water infrastructure

October 24, 2012 | Economy, EPA, Infrastructure, Jobs, Water

Of all the elements of our public infrastructure, our water systems are the most essential for the daily lives of Americans. The average American family of four uses roughly 400 gallons of water a day for drinking, washing, cooking, cleaning,…

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