Are you aware that on October 26, 2013, all citizens can drop off their unused or expired medications to specific sites to help keep our environment safe. We strongly encourage you not to flush old medication and take advantage of this national program. Through the efforts of the United States Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration/Office of Diversion Control – you can go to the following website and type in your zip code to find local facilities that will be participating in this national event to take back your unused or expired medication and save our environment. Pleas
Join the staff of NYRWA as we attend the 2013 NRWA H2O-XPO in Louisville, KY. Also in attendance will be the winner of the annual “Meredith H. Thompson Training Award”, Jeff Swartz, Village of Canajoharie. XPO offers over 30 acres of heavy equipment displays and demonstrations, over 100 hours of education and training, over 1,000 indoor exhibits, and over 20,000 attendees from utilities across the nation.
Sept. 23) US judge gives EPA 6 months to decide whether regulations
needed for farmland runoff pollution
NEW ORLEANS — Environmental advocates in states along the Mississippi
River have won a round toward a long-term goal of having federal
standards created to regulate farmland runoff and other pollution
blamed for the oxygen-depleted “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico and
problems in other bodies of water.
Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.
Wastewater authorities say wipes may go down the toilet, but even many labeled flushable aren’t breaking down as they course through the sewer system. That’s costing some municipalities millions of dollars to dispatch crews to unclog pipes and pumps and to replace and upgrade machinery.
New York Rural Water Association (NYRWA) is pleased to announce the availability of a new program to assist small communities and rural water systems with source water protection. This technical assistance program is a joint project of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA), the National Rural Water Association (NRWA), and NYRWA.
The USEPA has a great deal of regulatory information available on their website www.epa.gov. Of importance to many Operation Specialists’ currently is the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR). EPA has a Fact Sheet available that addresses the revised regulation including timelines, monitoring requirements, and regulatory reporting. To access an electronic version of the Fact Sheet please go to the following link:
EPA is trying to allay states’ concerns over the initial startup costs
of its recently issued proposal to require electronic reporting of
most water discharge data, a measure that is expected to help