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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: (67) |
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: (415) |
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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: (461) |
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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: (389) |
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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: (362) |
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Continue PFAS research

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Continue PFAS research
PFAS have been manufactured and used in various industries around the globe since the 1940s. Their prevalence and staying power in the environment are concerning —though there is much still to learn about health impacts from exposure, especially at levels in drinking water.
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| Categories: | Tags: Consumer Reports, Guardian, drinking, PFAS, Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA, science | View Count: (235) |
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Beating the bad tap rap

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Beating the bad tap rap
When it comes to one's tap water, there are some people who believe a contaminant in any amount makes the water not safe. We can assure you, as a water consumer, that there are many protections in place that should give you confidence when pouring yourself or your family a glass of tap water.
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| Categories: | Tags: water quality, clean, safe, drink, tap, faucet, treatment, safe drinking water act, consumer confidence report, USDA, EPA | View Count: (516) |
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Don’t be fooled; a healthy 2020 is on tap

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Don’t be fooled; a healthy 2020 is on tap
The key to a healthy 2020 and beyond may just be your kitchen faucet.
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| Categories: | Tags: drinking water, safe, safe drinking water act | View Count: (1215) |
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Stay ahead of natural disasters

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Stay ahead of natural disasters
Be assured that water utilities work hard to ensure the safety and delivery of water, especially during natural disasters and emergencies.
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| Categories: | Tags: risk and resilience, prepare, natural disaster, weather, drinking water, emergency, safe drinking water act, preparedness | View Count: (1161) |
Drinking water daily is important but how much?
A recent article reviewed what medical and sports science experts had to say about that. They all seemed to agree that there is no specific amount of water all people should drink.
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| Categories: | Tags: drinking water, hydration, exercise, temperature | View Count: (879) |
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