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  • Contaminants monitored for safe drinking water act

    As part of its commitment to implement sensible protections of drinking water for communities across the country, and as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing thirty currently unregulated contaminants for monitoring in water systems, and submitting this proposal for public comment. The comment period will allow the public and other ...


  • EPA announces safe drinking water research

    Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging ...

  • Human right to safe drinking water and sanitation at the UN

    The 3rd Commission of the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations made history on 28th July 2010 by overwhelmingly adopting a resolution proclaiming the Human Right to Safe drinking Water and Sanitation. Presented by Bolivia and 33 other States, the resolution received 122 votes in favour with no votes against and 41 abstentions. Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev of Green Cross ...


  • Funding for safe drinking water left unused

     The recent revelation that nearly half a billion dollars in federal funding for safe water has gone unspent by the State of California offers one more strong incentive for residents to install Final Barrier protection in their own homes, the Water Quality Association states. "While we rely on public agencies for initial treatment, the best way to ensure safe drinking water is by ...

  • Safe drinking water needs assessed, says EPA

    A recent drinking water needs survey will help EPA determine the distribution formula for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) grants for the fiscal years 2010 through 2013 budgets. The assessment documents anticipated costs for repairs and replacement of transmission and distribution pipes, storage and treatment equipment, and projects that are necessary to deliver safe supplies of ...

  • Clarks nears permanent solution to safe drinking water

    It's been 12 years since the central Nebraska village of Clarks learned their water contained dangerous levels of uranium. Now, after years of failed attempts to fix it, they're finally one big step closer to a permanent solution. State agencies found the high uranium levels in 2000. "We had over 200 parts per billion, which was the highest in the state," Clarks Mayor Jim Kava says. ...

  • USGS study finds drinking water contaminated, but safe to drink

    A recent United States Geological Survey (USGS) study of public drinking water wells in California, Connecticut, Nebraska and Florida found that some were contaminated, but in amounts so minimal, human health was unlikely to be affected. The USGS tracked the movement of contaminants in groundwater and public-supply wells in four different aquifers.According to the USGS, wells are not equally ...


  • EPCOR Water USA receives prestigious award for safe drinking water

    EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (EPCOR USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR), has received the “Director’s Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water for the company’s Anthem Water Treatment Facility in Anthem, Arizona. “Each ...

  • EPA and Texas Collaborate to Supply Safe Drinking Water to Texans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of Texas are improving public water systems with federal infrastructure improvement loan assistance to eligible entities. Texas Water Development Board will receive over $63 million to fund Safe Drinking Water Programs in Texas to emphasize comprehensive public health protection from the source to the tap, as well as establishing the ...

  • EPA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). State, local and community representatives joined EPA Regional Administrator at an event held at the San Jose Community and Bea Main Learning Center in Coachella Valley, Calif. “Every day more than 38 million Californians rely on clean water for cooking, washing, and ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Montana (MT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 10 administrative orders and settled 3 penalty actions under the Safe Drinking Water Act against public drinking water systems in Montana from April 1 through September 30, 2010. EPA also issued two emergency administrative orders under the Act in Indian country in Montana. Although the State of Montana is authorized to implement the ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Montana (MT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 3 administrative orders in Montana from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010, against public drinking water systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). EPA also issued 2 administrative orders and 2 emergency administrative orders in Indian country in Montana. Although the State of Montana is authorized to implement the drinking ...

  • EPA awards $100,000 to ensure safe drinking water for citizens of Arkansas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $100,000 to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for water quality management planning. The funds will be used to conduct analysis of chemical samples of rivers, streams and lakes in Ark. The Clean Water Act allows EPA to issue states funding for regional water quality management planning projects. Our nation's waters are ...

  • Water community celebrates the Safe Drinking Water Act during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across the country are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The ...

  • P&G Underlines Commitment to Its Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program

    The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) reaffirmed its commitment to its Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program following the announcement of the Company’s intention to divest its PUR Water Filtration business to Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ, NM: HELE). ...


  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Wyoming (WY)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued one emergency administrative order, 20 administrative orders, and settled seven penalty actions under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Wyoming from April 1 through September 30, 2010. EPA issues an emergency order when there is a potential for imminent and substantial endangerment to public health, such as when contaminants have been ...

  • New web site helps Wisconsin plan for safe drinking water

    Wisconsin relies heavily on its groundwater—97 percent of communities in the state and nearly 1 million additional residents with private wells use groundwater for their daily needs. A new web site provides easy access to information about Wisconsin's groundwater to assist local governments in protecting this vital resource and to help owners of private wells tap into safe drinking water ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Wyoming (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 10 administrative orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Wyoming from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010. EPA issues an administrative order when a public water system violates the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its regulations. An administrative order requires the public water system to comply with the drinking water ...

  • EPA Awards $5 Million in Safe Drinking Water Grants

    Washington, D.C. -  Today 10 universities received grants from EPA for research to develop better methods for detecting harmful organisms in drinking water, including viruses, bacteria and protozoa. The grants, awarded through EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) research grants program, are aimed at ensuring that the United States has the safest drinking water in the world. 'These five ...

  • SIWI welcomes UN decision on human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

    Following the recognition of the human right to drinking water and sanitation several months ago, the UN Human Rights Council clarified at a recent session that the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is derived from the already existing right to adequate standard of living. Member states reached consensus on this decision, which establishes the human right to safe drinking water ...

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