Control and Mitigation of Drinking Water Losses in Distribution Systems

December 21, 2010 | General RCAP News

EPA is releasing the Control and Mitigation of Drinking Water Losses in Distribution Systems guidance document. This guidance provides information on flexible tools and techniques that may help a public water system (PWS) tailor a program to meet its water-loss…

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The Rural Blog: As states seek disclosure, drilling companies try more environmentally friendly fracking fluids

December 21, 2010 | EPA, Mining, West Virginia

Much of the controversy around hydraulic fracturing has centered on whether chemicals used in the process can contaminate drinking water supplies, "but despite an increase in the number of such reports nationally, environmentalists’ claims have been undermined by the fact…

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EPA seeks comments on new web-based tool for accessing wastewater pollutant discharge information

December 17, 2010 | Drinking Water, EPA, Fluoride, HHS, Tooth Decay

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a “beta” version of a new web-based tool that allows anyone to search and identify the amount, type, and location of wastewater pollutant discharges and the identity of the discharger. EPA is…

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EPA recognizes nation’s first WaterSense-labeled homes

December 17, 2010 | Job Opening, Vacancy

Water-efficiency program aims to help homebuyers save money on utility bills while cutting their water and energy use WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 23 the first WaterSense-labeled homes in the country. WaterSense is a…

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Aspen Institute highlights 10 ways EPA has strengthened America over past 40 years

December 17, 2010 | Contamination, EPA, Lab, Water Laboratory Alliance

List by group of environmental thought leaders unveiled as Agency commemorates 40th anniversary WASHINGTON (EPA) – The Aspen Institute, an international nonprofit dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue, today unveiled a list of ten ways the U.S. Environmental…

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EPA marks 40th anniversary

December 17, 2010 | Distribution System, Drinking Water, EPA, Publication, Water Loss

WASHINGTON (EPA) – Dec. 2 marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an event commemorated both by EPA staff and by outside groups and individuals in a variety of ways throughout the week. Information on EPA’s 40th…

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EPA launches website to increase transparency of regulatory activity

December 17, 2010 | Chemicals, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

WASHINGTON (EPA) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new website called Reg Stat that will enhance public understanding of its regulatory process and the number, type, and range of regulatory documents developed each year by the…

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EPA announces 2010 enforcement and compliance results

December 17, 2010 | Discharge, EPA, Pollutant, Wastewater

More than 1.4 billion pounds of harmful air, land, and water pollution to be reduced WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the release of its annual enforcement and compliance results. In fiscal year (FY) 2010,…

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Obama administration convenes environmental leaders at historic White House environmental justice forum

December 17, 2010 | EPA, Home, House, Use, WaterSense

WASHINGTON (EPA) – Five Cabinet secretaries and senior officials from a wide range of federal agencies and offices participated in the first White House Forum on Environmental Justice today, illustrating the Obama administration’s commitment to ensuring all Americans have strong…

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EPA seeks public comment on Policy for Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes

December 17, 2010 | Anniversary, Aspen Institute, EPA

Goal is to enhance dialogue between tribes and EPA officials WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comment on the agency’s proposed “Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes.” The goals of the policy are…

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