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AWWA, former USDA official push Farm Bill measures protecting source water

AWWA, former USDA official push Farm Bill measures protecting source water

November 13, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

Speaking before the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas, the former chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), explained how the upcoming Farm Bill can advance collaborations that protect source water. David White, speaking on behalf of the American Water Works AssociationRead More

From Regulation to Revenue: How Senate Bill 555 Might Positively Impact California Water Loss Practices

From Regulation to Revenue: How Senate Bill 555 Might Positively Impact California Water Loss Practices

October 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm 0 comments

By Graham Symmonds In October 2015, California was deep in the grasp of an intense drought. At that time, more than 92 percent of California was in severe, extreme or exceptional drought, affecting more than 36 million people. Today, California is wading in a relative abundance of water, with noRead More

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

‘Farm Bill’ program would benefit water quality, partnerships

October 23, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate last week would strengthen a Farm Bill program that allows water and wastewater utilities to partner with local farmers on conservation projects that benefit regional water quality and quantity. Sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the Regional Conservation PartnershipRead More

Florida DEP announces SRF money for water quality projects

Florida DEP announces SRF money for water quality projects

October 16, 2017 at 11:08 am 0 comments

  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs recently committed nearly $200 million in low-interest loans and grants for 45 statewide clean water and drinking water projects. Both funding programs include grants and loans for planning, designing and constructing water systems. “We are pleasedRead More

EPA outlines new requirements for lead outreach

EPA outlines new requirements for lead outreach

August 7, 2017 at 9:50 am 0 comments

A new strategic plan released by the U.S. EPA outlines the process for EPA, primacy agencies and drinking water utilities to “provide targeted outreach, education, technical assistance and risk communication to populations affected by lead in drinking water.” The new requirements are in accordance with the December 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements forRead More

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

House advances Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017

July 17, 2017 at 9:31 am 0 comments

Members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment concluded markup recently on legislation that would make a series of minor reforms to the Safe Drinking Water Act while reauthorizing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The unanimously-approved Drinking Water System Improvement Act of 2017 authorizes spending up to $8 billion on theRead More

Two in three Americans believe their drinking water is at risk, according to study

Two in three Americans believe their drinking water is at risk, according to study

July 10, 2017 at 11:37 am 0 comments

Access to safe drinking water and the nation’s water infrastructure are major concerns for Americans across the country, according to “Perspectives on America’s Water,” a new study. A total of 6,699 American adults shared their views on water-related topics in this comprehensive online study conducted on behalf of Nestlé WatersRead More

NAWC president testifies on drinking water in House

NAWC president testifies on drinking water in House

May 22, 2017 at 7:20 am 0 comments

Martin Kropelnicki testified last week on behalf of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and the California Water Service Group before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment on efforts to improve the Safe Drinking Water Act. In his written testimony submitted for the hearing entitledRead More

NRDC says drinking water contamination, lack of testing widespread across U.S.

NRDC says drinking water contamination, lack of testing widespread across U.S.

May 8, 2017 at 7:20 am 0 comments

According to a new report issued by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), 77 million people — roughly a quarter of the U.S. population — spread across all 50 states were served by water systems reporting violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2015. The offenses ranged from arsenic to nitrateRead More

Glass of table-water.

‘Drinking Water Week’ encourages consumers to appreciate, connect with water

May 8, 2017 at 7:10 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are kicking off Drinking Water Week today with the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It.” The water sector and AWWA are encouraging utilities, businesses and organizations to celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing theRead More

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