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Lead service line removal is a team effort

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Lead service line removal is a team effort
Replacing lead service lines is a worthy endeavor. Lead is a known health concern, particularly for young children. The sooner we can remove all sources of lead from our communities, the better off we will be.
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2024 offers opportunity to celebrate the Safe Drinking Water Act
The year 2024 marks a significant milestone in the water sector. The U.S. Congress originally passed the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in 1974, making 2024 its 50th anniversary.
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What to know about the EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule Improvements
What water consumers need to know about the EPA's Lead and Copper Rule Improvements
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| Categories: | Tags: lead, EPA, environmental, protection agency, rule, lead and copper rule, agency, drinking, home, faucet, tap, service, line, pipe | View Count: (336) | Bookmark and Share
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How do animals hydrate?

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How do animals hydrate?
This space has a lot of information about the important role hydration plays for humans. But did you know hydration is also essential for almost all animals?
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Drinking Water Week is a time to celebrate your drinking water
We’re not one to tell anyone how to celebrate a holiday. Whether you enjoy festive meals, solemn introspection or gathering with family, holidays are celebratory times, and Drinking Water Week is no different.
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| Categories: | Tags: Drinking Water, Week, DWW, celebration, consumers, holiday, infrastructure, protect public health, environment | View Count: (1433) | Bookmark and Share
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The real fountain of youth?

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The real fountain of youth?
The National Institutes of Health recently published a new study that found that drinking enough water leads to “better biological aging and reduced risk of both chronic disease and premature death.”
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| Categories: | Tags: fountain, youth, aging, health, benefits, drinking, National Institute of Health, study, disease, sodium | View Count: (704) | Bookmark and Share
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Have you had too much to drink?

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Have you had too much to drink?
While it is well documented that we should all drink plenty of water, it gets a little murky when determining how much.
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| Categories: | Tags: drinking, amount, water, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bottles, weight, exercise, sweat, National Health Service | View Count: (743) | Bookmark and Share
Which water celebration should you commemorate?
You may be overwhelmed if you’ve checked out our events calendar. The water sector seems to embrace the “work hard, play hard” philosophy, in that there are numerous opportunities throughout the year to recognize and celebrate the integral role water plays in our lives.
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| Categories: | Tags: water, celebrate, celebration, occasion, event, Fix a Leak Week, Drinking Water Week, Smart Irrigation Month, World Water Week, Source Water Protection Week, Imagine a Day Without Water | View Count: (472) | Bookmark and Share
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Dealing with arsenic

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Dealing with arsenic
Whatever the cause of the residents’ symptoms, it’s worth taking a moment to consider why water utilities monitor for arsenic in drinking water. Arsenic is tasteless and odorless, and occurs naturally in the Earth’s soils, rocks and minerals. It’s also used in industry as a wood preservative, in paints, metals, drugs and for a variety of other purposes. It is lethal in very high doses. You can learn more in the AWWA book Plain Talk about Drinking Water.
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| Categories: | Tags: New York Times, arsenic, drinking water, Ground, groundwater, Arsenic Rule, Plain Talk about Drinking Water | View Count: (778) | 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: (1432) | Bookmark and Share
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