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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: (134) | 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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| Categories: | Tags: pipes, freeze, frozen, cold, winter, burst, temperature, tips, precautions, plan, prepare | View Count: (122) | Bookmark and Share
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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: (139) | 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: (186) | 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: (803) | 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: (546) | Bookmark and Share
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The IIJA in action

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The IIJA in action
In late 2021, the White House announced the Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, which will distribute funding made available from the U.S. Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) to benefit you and your local water infrastructure. We're already seeing some results.
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| Categories: | Tags: Infrastructure, White House, Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, U.S. Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, IIJA, EPA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Michael Regan | View Count: (720) | Bookmark and Share
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What in the wide world of water is a MCL?

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What in the wide world of water is a MCL?
A bit of water jargon that you may come across from time to time is the term “MCL,” which stands for “maximum contaminant level.”
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It’s Fix a Leak Week

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It’s Fix a Leak Week
Fix a Leak Week is an annual event that encourages homeowners to find and fix leaks inside and outside their homes. Fixing them not only saves water, but it also saves money.
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| Categories: | Tags: Fix a Leak Week, water, holiday, event, household, repair, leak, flapper, toilet | View Count: (739) | 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: (480) | Bookmark and Share
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