Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual

March 2, 2010 | Emergency, ICS, NIMS, Training, Webinar

EPA has released the Consecutive Systems Guidance Manual to assist consecutive systems (public drinking water systems that receive part or all of their finished water from other public water systems) in complying with the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts…

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EPA Administrator marks one-year anniversary of Recovery Act in Ohio, acknowledges RCAP

February 26, 2010 | General RCAP News

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson joined Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland and Ohio officials at a press conference Feb. 18 in Columbus to mark the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Jackson announced…

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Illinois high school students create videos explaining the value of water

February 25, 2010 | General RCAP News

 In January, the Midwest Technology Assistance Center at the Univ. of Illinois announced the winners of a contest it had sponsored in which high schools were invited to develop 30-second to 1-minute public service videos as a way of informing…

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EPA invites applications for environmental community grants

January 26, 2010 | Rural Needs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making $2 million available in 2010 to reduce pollution at the local community level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county…

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Small drinking water system case studies on system partnerships for achieving sustainability

January 26, 2010 | General RCAP News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a compilation of case studies in a publication titled Gaining Operational and Managerial Efficiencies Through Water System Partnerships to highlight various approaches that small drinking water systems have taken to improve their…

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RCAP staff member featured in magazine article

January 11, 2010 | General RCAP News

John Rauch, a staff member of WSOS Community Action Commission, the Great Lakes RCAP, is featured in an article in the Fall 2009 issue of On Tap, a publication of the National Environmental Services Center (NESC). NESC is a close…

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EPA seeks applications for environmental community grants

December 29, 2009 | Community, Environment, EPA, Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making $2 million available in 2010 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county…

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EPA seeks comments on document for small public water systems

December 16, 2009 | General RCAP News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted for public comment a draft of "Control and Mitigation of Drinking Water Losses in Distribution Systems," a guidance document intended to assist small public water systems in control of losses of drinking…

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Study finds hundreds of pollutants in nation’s tap water

December 15, 2009 | EPA

WASHINGTON, DC - Tap water in many large metropolitan areas is polluted with a cocktail of chemical contaminants. These pollutants usually don't violate any legal standards, but they often come in potentially toxic combinations that raise serious questions about the…

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New EPA website for energy efficiency and renewable energy at water and wastewater facilities

December 9, 2009 | General RCAP News

A new section on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s website for energy efficiency and renewable energy at water and wastewater facilities has been launched. The site, at www.epa.gov/waterinfrastructure/energyefficiency.htm, falls under the sustainable infrastructure umbrella. The site includes energy-auditing tools, energy efficiency…

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