Monthly Archives: October 2014

EPA Announces Funding to Create Two New Drinking Water Innovation Centers

The EPA recently announced that it will provide about $8 million to create two national centers for research and innovation in small- to medium-sized drinking water systems. “These centers will help to develop innovative and practical solutions for challenges faced … Continue reading


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EPA Provides Funding to Five Communities for Integrated Stormwater, Wastewater Planning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it is providing $335,000 in technical assistance to five communities to help them develop integrated plan components for wastewater and stormwater management. The purpose of the EPA’s integrated planning process is to … Continue reading

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Recent Reports Demonstrate Positive Economic Impact of Water Infrastructure Investment

A water main break in San Diego left thousands of residents without water and the city scrambling to restore service several weeks ago, and as we have reported before on this blog, that incident is indicative of a growing problem … Continue reading

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America’s Urban Water Crisis, From the Eyes of San Francisco’s and Houston’s Mayors

The mayors of San Francisco and Houston recently issued a clarion call to the federal government to stop ignoring the problem of our nation’s deteriorating infrastructure. In a piece published in Politico Magazine in September, Mayors Ed Lee, San Francisco, … Continue reading

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The Water Supply Cost Savings Act and the Issue of Water Infrastructure Funding for Rural Communities

On September 18, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) introduced the ”Water Supply Cost Savings Act,” (H.R. 5659). This legislation is intended to help promote cost-effective local well-water systems by providing rural communities across the U.S. with important information on the use … Continue reading

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