Opinion: Forty more years of progress on water infrastructure

October 23, 2012 | Water

From the Associated General Contractors of America:Forty years ago, the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution went into effect. The Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972, known as the Clean Water Act (CWA), became law…

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EPA announces opportunity to apply for 2013 environmental-justice small grants

October 16, 2012 | Compliance, Quality, Regulations, Water

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Oct. 15 that it is seeking applicants for a total of $1.5 million in environmental-justice small grants to be awarded in 2013. EPA’s environmental-justice efforts aim to ensure equal environmental…

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Former Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar on the Clean Water Act

October 16, 2012 | Energy, Federal, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Water

Although he spent 35 years as a Congressman representing northeastern Minnesota, former Representative Jim Oberstar points to something he helped achieve before being elected to Congress as one of his proudest legislative accomplishments. In late 1971, while on the staff…

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Webcast on effective utility management and Lean at water-sector utilities

October 16, 2012 | Water

On November 8, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET, EPA will host a webcast to explore the connections between Effective Utility Management and Lean tools. Lean methods combined with the effective utility-management framework have enabled water and wastewater utilities to…

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Obama, Romney speak about rural America

October 15, 2012 | Clean Water Act, Discharge, Water

As the presidential campaign reaches its climax heading toward Nov. 6, both major party candidates are out on the trail courting all types of voters and gathering as many supporters as they can get - both urban and rural.In the…

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Rural grants available

September 20, 2012 | Water

THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND wants to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among residents in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas including, but not limited to: economic development, business…

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Information on uses and benefits of decentralized wastewater treatment available online

September 20, 2012 | Conservation, Development, Environment, Quality, Water

EPA has made available online information on the uses and benefits of decentralized wastewater treatment and examples of where they have played an effective role in a community's wastewater treatment infrastructure. Decentralized wastewater treatment consists of a variety of onsite…

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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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Bloomberg News: Water should be more valued to reflect worth, Nestle chief says

September 7, 2012 | Assistance, Development, EPA, Investment, Quality, Stormwater, Water

An Aug. 30 report by Bloomberg news begins:Water should be more highly valued to reflect its worth and reduce its waste, said Paul Bulcke, chief executive officer at Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food company.“If something isn’t given a value,…

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Video highlights a utility’s use of Clean Water State Revolving Fund to invest in water recycling and reuse

September 7, 2012 | Economy, Infrastructure, Jobs, Water

EPA has made available online a video highlighting the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, a regional wastewater service provider and distributor of wholesale and recycled water in California, which used the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program to conserve water…

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