New Program Helps Small Water Systems Protect Sources

During 2014, several drinking water contamination incidents in West Virginia and Ohio received national media attention. ┬áThe water supply for hundreds of thousands of residents was affected. Officials, regulators and water industry leaders renewed the call to action to community … Continue reading

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AWWA Webinar: Water Contamination Incidents & Response Guidance

AWWA WEBINAR: January 21, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET The most significant Emergency Preparedness & Security incidents to occur in the US in the past year have been two contamination events. The purpose of the Water Contamination … Continue reading

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USGS Study: Chemicals in W. VA River Spill Lingered Longer, Traveled Farther

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A year after the January 9, 2014 chemical spill on the Elk River that affected the drinking water of 300,000 Charleston area residents, scientists continue to provide new information to increase understanding of the chemicals in … Continue reading

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Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership

Annual Meeting of Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership November 2014 – Minutes of Potomac Drinking Water Protection Meeting available POTOMAC RIVER BASIN DRINKING WATER SOURCE PROTECTION PARTNERSHIP Annual Meeting Summary for November 20, 2014 Location: Adams County … Continue reading

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December 2014 Water Policy News

December 2014 Issue of Water Policy News: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Plus a Guest Feature: “The Middle-Aged Safe Drinking Water Act” by J. Alan Roberson, Director of federal relations for the American Water Works … Continue reading

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