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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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| Categories: | Tags: lead, lead and copper rule, lcr, epa, environmental protection agency, epa, rules, regulation, drinking water, infrastructure | View Count: (135) | Bookmark and Share
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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| Categories: | Tags: safe drinking water act, rule, law, SDWA, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, anniversary, celebration, sector, milestone | View Count: (230) | Bookmark and Share
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: (1422) | 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: (467) | 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: (773) | 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: (1426) | Bookmark and Share
Drinking Water Week presents opportunity to recognize your water is there when you need it
It’s Drinking Water Week! We are thrilled to celebrate virtually with so many people in and out of the water sector.
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| Categories: | Tags: Drinking Water Week, DWW, There when you need it, photo contest, materials, downloads, ThereWhenYouNeedIt | View Count: (1409) | Bookmark and Share
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Stay cool under boil water advisories

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Stay cool under boil water advisories
What are boil water advisories and why are they necessary
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| Categories: | Tags: boil water advisory, Texas, tap water, safety, healthy, natural disaster, Safe Drinking Water Act, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, source | View Count: (1132) | Bookmark and Share
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A new front in the war on waterborne disease

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A new front in the war on waterborne disease
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declares a new and challenging front in the ongoing war on waterborne disease. Overall, however, the news from the battlefield is encouraging.
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| Categories: | Tags: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, waterborne, disease, swimmer's ear, pathogen, norovirus, drinking water, water quality, bio-film, legionella, legionnaire's, pseudomonas | View Count: (918) | Bookmark and Share
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Research is key in understanding PFAS

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Research is key in understanding PFAS
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in February that it will propose “regulatory determinations” for two of the best understood PFAS. This does not guarantee these substances will ultimately be regulated on a national level, but it sets EPA on the path to exploring the feasibility and effectiveness of a regulation.
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| Categories: | Tags: PFAS, perfluoroalkyl substances, polyfluoroalkyl substances, EPA, research, regulation, Safe Drinking Water Act | View Count: (869) | Bookmark and Share
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