Tag: drinking water sources

An improved drinking-water source is defined as one that, by nature of its construction or through active intervention, is likely to be protected from outside contamination, in particular from contamination with fecal matter.

We Don’t Have Much Time

We Don’t Have Much Time

We knew it was coming, and now it’s here. The public comment period is open to determine the fate of the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the US Rule. But the window for getting your comments in is a narrow one—more details on that below.

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Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

As you’re probably aware, EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers under the new administration are proposing to rescind the beleaguered Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule, that went into effect in 2015. You have a narrow window to comment if you wish

Editor’s Comments: We Need to Be All Over This One

Editor’s Comments: We Need to Be All Over This One

In May, EPA sent a letter to all state governors asking for their input on the new definition of “waters of the US,” also known as navigable waters. An accompanying press release noted that the proposed new definition “is in-line with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in the 2006 Rapanos

Editor’s Comments: Time to Get the Details Right—More Monitoring

Editor’s Comments: Time to Get the Details Right—More Monitoring

In December, EPA released a new version of its 2015 report on fracking—hydraulic fracturing, or the process of injecting high-pressure liquids underground to extract oil and gas. The original report found “no evidence that fracking systemically contaminates water”; the revised report does not include that statement, and instead concludes that

A Mixed Forecast for Drinking Water

A Mixed Forecast for Drinking Water

On this planet, water is practically everywhere. Yet worldwide, less than 0.01% of that water could be considered safe and accessible for drinking. Lately, that figure has declined by a tiny margin of a percentage, but that decline has had great significance for the people of Flint, MI.

Protection Without Breaking the Bank

Protection Without Breaking the Bank

A lengthy stretch of creek in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area had suffered significant erosion damage over the course of many years. In addition, because this creek is in a low-lying area, at the bottom of a valley, it was prone to repeated flooding.

Protection Without Breaking the Bank

Protection Without Breaking the Bank

A lengthy stretch of creek in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area had suffered significant erosion damage over the course of many years. In addition, because this creek is in a low-lying area, at the bottom of a valley, it was prone to repeated flooding. “To make matters worse, parking lots are

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