Tag: clean water

Drinking water, also known as potable water or improved drinking water, is water safe enough for drinking and food preparation. Globally, in 2012, 89% of the people had access to water suitable for drinking. Nearly 4 billion had access to tap water while another 2.3 billion had access to wells or public taps. 1.8 billion people still use an unsafe drinking water source which may be contaminated by feces. This can result in infectious diarrhea such as cholera and typhoid among others. Contaminated water is estimated to result in more than half a million deaths per year.

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half

EPA Administrator Meets With Congressional Coal Caucus

EPA Administrator Meets With Congressional Coal Caucus

Carries message from the President that the war on coal is over and highlights pro-environment, pro-energy independence agenda at EPA

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with the Congressional Coal Caucus on Monday and carried with him the message from President Donald Trump that the war on coal is over. Additionally,

NAWC President Martin Kropelnicki Testifies Before US House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment on the Drinking Water System Improvement Act

NAWC President Martin Kropelnicki Testifies Before US House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment on the Drinking Water System Improvement Act

Martin Kropelnicki testified today on behalf of The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and California Water Service Group before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment.

In his written testimony submitted for the hearing entitled “Drinking Water System Improvement Act and Related Issues of Funding, Management,

EPA Launches New “Waters of the US” Website

EPA Launches New “Waters of the US” Website

WASHINGTON – EPA is launching a new website (www.epa.gov/wotus-rule) today to provide the public with information about EPA’s review of the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) as set out in the 2015 “Clean Water Rule.” The site replaces the website developed for the 2015 rulemaking process.

“EPA is restoring

EPA Launches New “Waters of the US” Website

EPA Launches New “Waters of the US” Website

WASHINGTON – EPA is launching a new website (www.epa.gov/wotus-rule) today to provide the public with information about EPA’s review of the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) as set out in the 2015 “Clean Water Rule.” The site replaces the website developed for the 2015 rulemaking process.

“EPA is restoring

“A Rich Set of Data Points Is the First Step”

“A Rich Set of Data Points Is the First Step”

In May, more than 150 affiliate organizations are coming together to create discussion about infrastructural renewal. These efforts support Infrastructure Week (May 15 to May 19), a national advocacy and education campaign aimed at highlighting infrastructure as a critical issue in America. Water Efficiency magazine is an Infrastructure Week media

The Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: A Key to Trapping Pollutants

The Nutrient Separating Baffle Box: A Key to Trapping Pollutants

A Florida Park Revitalized
Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL, desperately needed revitalization. New facilities and buildings were planned and built, and paved surfaces were restored. Another big part of the project was installation of stormwater treatment best management practices (BMPs).

The park covers about 25 acres, situated between the downtown urban

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