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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: (326) | Bookmark and Share
Flooding in Northeast United States reminds us to plan for emergencies
Recent flash flooding caused by heavy rainfall in New England, particularly Massachusetts, highlights the importance of being ready for emergencies.
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Protect the source to keep fish PFAS free

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Protect the source to keep fish PFAS free
A recent report from the Environmental Working Group underscores the importance of protecting source water.
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| Categories: | Tags: PFAS, fish, source, water, protect, perfluoroalkyl substances, polyfluoroalkyl substances, EPA, PFOS, public, health | View Count: (865) | Bookmark and Share
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Do pipes feel cold?

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Do pipes feel cold?
As much of the United States braces for frigid temperatures this week, we thought we’d post some reminders that humans aren’t the only ones that need to be bundled up.
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The value of the scientific process

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The value of the scientific process
Toxicology research and potential regulation involving per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS, have been in the news lately. As they apply to drinking water, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) encourages “following the science wherever it may lead.”
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| Categories: | Tags: PFAS, Perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkyl, substance, contaminant, research, science, scientific, process, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency | View Count: (434) | Bookmark and Share
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In case of emergency

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In case of emergency
It’s nearly impossible to anticipate exactly when an emergency might occur and how they might impact us, but we can plan to try to minimize any inconvenience.
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| Categories: | Tags: Kentucky, natural disaster, emergency, flood, boil, do not drink, prepare | View Count: (520) | Bookmark and Share
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What do PFAS health advisories tell us?

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What do PFAS health advisories tell us?
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released lifetime health advisories for four different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which you may know better as PFAS. This step has triggered a complicated situation.
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| Categories: | Tags: EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, PFAS, health advisories, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, filter, contamination, PFOA, PFOS | View Count: (1243) | Bookmark and Share
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Some cool water tips as it heats up

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Some cool water tips as it heats up
As the weather heats up in several parts of the United States, responsible outdoor water use is very important.
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| Categories: | Tags: outdoor, irrigation, landscape, watering, responsible, conservation, car wash, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, grass, lawn, California, residential, home owner | View Count: (889) | Bookmark and Share
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