PennVEST Invests $81.5 Million In Water Infrastructure Projects In 11 Counties

Harrisburg 7/22/14– Governor Tom Corbett  announced the investment of $81.5 million in 14 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 11 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). Of the $81.5 million, $66.5 million is for low-interest loans … Continue reading

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DEP Issues Do Not Use Warning for Stockton Water System

Luzerne County 7/11/14 – The PA DEP has recommended that residents of Stockton #6 and Stockton #8 in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, not use water from the Stockton Water System for consumptive purposes due to serious health concerns. The recommendation … Continue reading

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Intersex Fish Now in Three Pennsylvania River Basins

(citizensvoice.com 7/5/14 – PA) When biologists cut open male fish pulled from Pennsylvania’s waterways, they found substances that belong in female fish — egg cells and a protein present in egg yolks. According to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study … Continue reading

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June 2014 Water Policy News Now Available

Read the June 2014 issue of Water Policy News. June Feature: Biglerville  – Tracking Threats to Clean Water in Adams County. Topics include: WREN Grants in Action: Central PA Source Water Alliance for Protection WREN Grants in Action: Expo offers … Continue reading

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EPA Webinar: How To Protect Your Drinking Water From Harmful Algal Blooms

When: Wed, July 16, 2014 1:00 pm ET  – 2:30 pm (estimated end time) To register, visit http://www2.epa​.gov/nutrientpo​llution/webinar​s-about-harmful​-algal-blooms   EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds will host a webcast on July 16, 2014, focused on the impact of algal … Continue reading

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