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Agency Seeks Comments on Total Coliform Rule Guidance Manual

The manual provides public water systems and primacy agencies guidance on implementing the assessment and corrective action requirements of the proposed revised total coliform rule.

Kansas Home to 1,387 Bodies of ‘Impaired’ Water: EPA

"The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s extensive monitoring system helps locate waters in need of our attention. We now must take action to clean them up,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks.

How Should EPA Improve Drinking Water Protection?

A Web-based discussion forum is open for business as the agency implements its new drinking water strategy.

Ryerson Model Predicts Water-Sector Company Success

Using stock market data and advanced system modeling, a graduate of Ryerson University found a distinct difference between companies that focus on people and the planet as well as profits and those that were likely to "die."

EPA Proposes Sediment Limits for Chesapeake Bay

The agency expects the six watershed states and the District of Columbia to use the limits for developing Watershed Implementation Plans.

City and County of Honolulu to Start Wastewater Rehab and Replacement

The city will pay a total fine of $1.6 million to be split between the federal government and the state of Hawaii to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act and the state of Hawaii’s water pollution law.

Water and Biodiversity Issue Now Available

"Science for Environment Policy" is offered free from the European Commission DG's Environment.

Corrosion a Problem, Plains Pipeline to Upgrade 10,000 Miles of Line

To resolve Clean Water Act issues related to 10 crude oil spills in four states, Houston-based Plains Pipeline will pay a $3.25 million penalty and install controls or new pipe to prevent future spills.



AWWA Plans Public Outreach for Conservation Webcast

Details on how to register for the Aug. 25 webcast are available on the American Water Works Association website.

EPA Approves Iowa's List of Impaired Waters

Iowa's environmental agency has identified 183 waterbodies that need water quality improvements.

Agency Opens 'Climate Ready' Water Utilities Toolbox

The searchable database will help water utilities identify relevant impacts and help them target their responses.

University of Arkansas graduate student Rose Feinstein sets up the laser level for a survey.

Geoscience Team Gauges Stream Depths, Differences

University of Arkansas researchers took a look at streams and land use surveys to determine that restoration of urban streams cannot be based on the characteristics of streams in agricultural or forested settings.

Birds and other wildlife are being cleaned after Enbridge oil spill

Update: Enbridge President Says Company Is Committed to Cleanup

The company is working with Focus Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to minimize the impact on birds and wildlife in the area. A bird and wildlife rehabilitation center is now operational.

Laredo Breaks Ground on Brackish Water Purification Plant

Terrabon's AdVe technology will increase water supply at the Santa Isabel Water Treatment Plant.

Tune in to EPA's Water Quality Teleconferences

The federal agency is providing a review of current regulation and a summary of the revisions the agency is considering on Aug. 24 and 26.

2.6 Billion Sanitation Business Opportunities

2010 World Toilet Summit Comes to Philadelphia

The summit will be hosted by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers Oct. 30 through Nov. 3.

SAWS Earns Permits for One of Its Largest Water Supplies

The project will bring Carrizo Aquifer Supply to San Antonio, enough water for 40,000 households per year.

Australia Opens Centre of Excellence in Desalination

CH2M Hill provides design consulting for pilot-scale testing and research facility at the hub of the Centre.

NRDC: In 40 Years Water Demand to Exceed Supply in 14 States

A Tetra Tech analysis found that the Great Plains and the Southwest are at extreme risk for water sustainability.

Senate Bill Would Fund R&D for Natural Processes against Stormwater

Udall, Whitehouse bill would establish regional Centers of Excellence for green infrastructure.

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