Environmental Protection

Potable Water


WaterSense Partner program

DFW Becomes First WaterSense Airport

New water fixtures in restrooms at the airport's passenger terminals are saving 5.5 million gallons per month.

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson speaks at an event unveiling expanded solar power for groundwater treatment at Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site in Davis, Calif.

Solar Power Cuts 120 Years off Superfund Site Cleanup

Partners used stimulus funding to expand solar panels that run electrical resistance heating system to clean up groundwater at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site.

Lab Study Shows Promise for Producing Clean Water in an Emergency

McGill researchers develop a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles.

Study Says the Pill Contributes Little Estrogen to Drinking Water

Natural estrogen from multiple sources actually accounts for much more of the total contribution.

Agency Offers Funding for Tribal Water Council Support

Questions from prospective applicants about the competitive opportunity must be received before March 28 and applications must be received by April 11.

Drake Water Technologies Gets Second Desalination Patent

The technology continuously uses ion exchange resin to "dial-in" the removal of salts in wastewater.

USGS: Great Lakes Basin Has Potential for Local Shortages

Though the Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth, the basin has the potential for local shortages, according to a new basinwide water availability assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Water Research Foundation to Evaluate Coating Technologies

EPA awarded the foundation $600,000 to help determine if the technologies could reduce the need to replace lead lines that carry drinking water.



New Treatment Plant to Remove Arsenic, Uranium from Benkelman Water

Baseline Engineering has completed the master planning, design, engineering, funding, and construction documents for a 600-gallons-per-minute water treatment plant.

$2M Available for Environmental Community Grants

Assistance is available for community-based parnterships to develop local environmental priorities; the deadline for application is March 22.

Epstein Calls for FDA, EPA to Ban Uses of Fluoride

Cancer Prevention Coalition head offers up evidence that the chemical is linked to bone cancer in young boys.

AWWA, WEF Come Closer Together to Holistically Address Water

As a first step, the organizations will combine forces at the April Water Matters! Fly In.

Alaska Coal Mine Agrees to Fine for Discharges into Local Waterways

Usibelli Coal Mine Inc., owner of an open-pit coal mine near Healy in Alaska’s central interior, has signed a consent agreement and final order that resolves water permit violations and numerous unpermitted discharges.

Justice Files Complaint against Range Production Company for Aquifer Contamination

EPA testing confirmed in December that drinking wells in Parker County, Texas, contained methane gas and benzene.

Watershed Academy Webcast Targets Algal Blooms

The free webcast on "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes” is scheduled for Jan. 26.

EPA Halts Mining Waste Disposal in Appalachian Waters at Proposed Mine

EPA will use its authority under the Clean Water Act to halt the proposed disposal of mining waste in streams at the Mingo-Logan Coal Company’s Spruce No. 1 coal mine.

Alliance Continues Work on Water Framework

Clean Water America Alliance meets with other stakeholders today for dialogue on greater sustainability and stronger science.

Mesa Consolidated Water District Hosts Annual Study Group

The California water district has been educating its customers about water supply, including groundwater, for more than 25 years.

Save Water Today campaign and website.

American Water Marks 125 Years with Consumer Education Campaign

Initiatives will emphasize the importance of protecting water from source to tap.

Virginia Tech to Coordinate Study on Lead Risks in Drinking Water

The research will focus on water sampling methods, replacement of water lines, and public education initiatives.

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