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Has the phrase “wash your hands” ever carried more significance than it has this year? Despite all the attention, we still need to remind people that water for handwashing, drinking, agriculture and industry doesn’t just show up. It requires an intricate system of pipes, pump stations, treatment plants, storage facilities and other infrastructure, along with people to keep it all operating.

An important new report makes the case that the U.S. isn’t...

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The public has until Feb. 12 to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency ’s proposed new Lead and Copper Rule.

The goal of the proposed new rule is to reduce lead and copper in drinking water, including steps to target most at-risk communities. The public can leave their comments here .

Click here for more information from the EPA about the proposed rule, which focuses on six areas:...

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Freese and Nichols is partnering with the American Water Works Association and the water community to recognize the vital role drinking water plays in our daily lives.

Every day we work with you to make our water safer, cleaner and available in your faucet. As part of National Drinking Water Week , we looked into simple ways you can conserve water for future generations.

This year’s theme...

Read More - Celebrate National Drinking Water Week by Protecting the Source

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced three opportunities for funding under the 2018 WaterSMART Program.

Projects submitted for funding should seek quantifiable water savings and complement ongoing efforts to address water supply reliability and sustainability. The program is limited to projects located in the Western United States or United States Territories.

The estimated total program funding varies per grant program. Applicants can receive up to $1 million depending...

Read More - WaterSMART Grant Funding Available for Water and Energy Efficiency Projects

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