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Archive by author: Dave GaylinnReturn
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Bridging the trust gap

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Bridging the trust gap
A widely distributed Associated Press story published in late January reports that despite new federal investments in water systems, "fewer Americans trust the water coming out of their taps." It’s a thoughtful piece that explores how water quality problems in one community can erode trust in tap water across the country.
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| Categories: | Tags: survey, poll, consumer, strengthening public trust, tap water, bottled water, morning consult, associated press, confidence, perception | View Count: (513) | Bookmark and Share
New White House action plan focuses on getting the lead out
Clean drinking water took center stage in Washington, DC, recently when revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule became final as part of a larger Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan. The White House describes the plan as “a historic effort of unprecedented ambition that will deploy catalytic resources from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law while leveraging every tool across federal, state, and local government to deliver clean drinking water, replace lead pipes, and remediate lead paint.”
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| Categories: | Tags: lead, lead and copper rule, copper, lcr, revision, white house, biden, harris, pipe, service line | View Count: (156) | Bookmark and Share
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Guidelines ensure tap water safety

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Guidelines ensure tap water safety
Advocacy reports can help draw attention to the importance of protecting our drinking water sources and keeping water safe all the way to the tap. But that benefit is too often drowned out by the alarmist tone and the implication that your water is unsafe – even if the preponderance of evidence suggests otherwise.
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| Categories: | Tags: water safety, tap, Environmental Working Group, EWG, advocacy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, quality, affordability, contaminants | View Count: (213) | Bookmark and Share
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Consumer confidence in tap water remains high

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Consumer confidence in tap water remains high
A Wall Street Journal article published last weekend reports there is a “crisis of confidence in America’s tap water,” citing statistics from a Penn State University researcher.
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| Categories: | Tags: confidence, public, perceptions, morning consult, wall street journal, contamination, quality, demographics, Black, Hispanic, White, population, survey | View Count: (535) | Bookmark and Share
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It’s time to protect your source water

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It’s time to protect your source water
Source Water Protection Week provides the perfect opportunity to learn about how water consumers can better protect their source water.
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| Categories: | Tags: source, drinking water, contaminant, pollutant, pollution, contaminate, Source Water Protection Week | View Count: (465) | Bookmark and Share
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Is lemon juice worth the squeeze?

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Is lemon juice worth the squeeze?
A recent article in Yahoo! talks about the weight loss benefits of adding lemon juice to water. So is the juice worth the squeeze?
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| Categories: | Tags: lemon, drinking, benefit, weight loss, diet, Plain Talk | View Count: (407) | Bookmark and Share
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How much water do you eat?

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How much water do you eat?
It might surprise you, however, to know how much water it takes for certain food to arrive at our tables. This amount represents a food item’s water footprint.
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| Categories: | Tags: footprint, food, eat, drink, conservation | View Count: (456) | Bookmark and Share
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Do not dump goldfish into lakes, streams

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Do not dump goldfish into lakes, streams
Dumping goldfish in lakes and ponds is creating problems.
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| Categories: | Tags: goldfish, pets, lakes, ponds, water quality, contamination | View Count: (766) | Bookmark and Share
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Keep your grass clippings out of the street

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Keep your grass clippings out of the street
Protecting source water is a very important part of the treatment process.
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| Categories: | Tags: source water protection, mow, lawn, grass, clippings, cut, treatment, supply | View Count: (581) | Bookmark and Share
Cyberattacks force utilities to plan for the unexpected
Cybersecurity is a major threat facing business and critical infrastructure throughout the United States. The water sector is no exception to this.
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| Categories: | Tags: cybersecurity, attack, ransomware, colonial pipeline, oldsmar, security, risk and resilience, infrastructure | View Count: (570) | Bookmark and Share
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