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Water utilities support each other during crises
When the City of Calgary’s water infrastructure unexpectedly failed after a 78-inch water main broke, creating a crisis, a fellow water utility quickly stepped up to help.
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| Categories: | Tags: emergency, Calgary, San Diego, help, unite, WARN, Water/Wastewater Agency, Response Network | View Count: (83) | Bookmark and Share
Celebrate health, hydration, and hygiene during National Water Quality Month
August is National Water Quality Month, an opportunity to appreciate that a lot of work goes into ensuring safe, great tasting tap water is there when we need it.
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| Categories: | Tags: Water Quality Month, holiday, glass, drink, celebrate, journey, professionals, people, work, infrastructure | View Count: (742) | Bookmark and Share
Is a new low-income household assistance program coming?
All of us are feeling the pinch, but for households near the poverty line, rising water bills can be devastating. Fortunately, there are conversations about creating a large-scale customer assistance program happening in the water sector.
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| Categories: | Tags: affordability, bills, Washington D.C., low-income, household, water, bills, rates, government, American Water Works Association, AWWA, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, AMWA, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, NACWA, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Water Environment Federation, WEF | View Count: (1233) | 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: (985) | Bookmark and Share
Drinking Water Week national artwork contest winner
This year's Drinking Water Week national artwork contest winner is Jackson Lee from Durham, North Carolina.
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| Categories: | Tags: Drinking Water Week, artwork contest, Durham, North Carolina, source water protection, source water | View Count: (2433) | Bookmark and Share
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Tap water quality in question

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Tap water quality in question
Last week an environmental advocacy organization called the Environmental Working Group (EWG), released an update to its “National Drinking Water Database”.
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| Categories: | Tags: Environmental Working Group, National Drinking Water Database, UCMR, EPA, public health goals, maximum contaminant levels, maximum contaminant level goals, NSF International, filters, consumer confidence report | View Count: (3939) | Bookmark and Share
Congrats to the winner of AWWA's Drinking Water Week artwork contest - Ama Mensah-Boone from Durham, North Carolina.
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| Categories: | Tags: Drinking Water Week, artwork contest, Durham, City of Durham Department of Water Management, students | View Count: (3163) | Bookmark and Share
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Mow the lawn without wasting water

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As we are coasting into the warmer months of spring and summer, now is a good time to get some tips for keeping your lawn healthy and green without using a lot of water.
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| Categories: | Tags: Lifehacker, conservation, lawn care, yardwork, Consumer Reports, water usage | View Count: (3001) | Bookmark and Share
Each year, we choose at least one student's submitted artwork from our artwork contest to be featured in material for our annual Drinking Water Week campaign.
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| Categories: | Tags: Drinking water week, artwork, contest, students | View Count: (3083) | Bookmark and Share