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July 2016

EPA Chief Says All 50 States Following Lead Drinking Water Rule

  • 11 July 2016
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EPA Chief Says All 50 States Following Lead Drinking Water Rule: All 50 states told the Environmental Protection Agency they're in line with federal standards for implementing the Lead and Copper Rule for drinking water in the wake of the crisis in Flint.  In a letter to state regulators Thursday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the agency received responses from all 5

Public Water Systems - DROUGHT

  • 12 July 2016
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REMINDER for Public Water Systems!  As we enter another dry summer following prior dry months, please remember the following tips:


  • Review Emergency Response Plans for drought response measures; make sure information and contact numbers are all up-to-date.


  • Check water levels in sources/wells and re-assess operational and management plans.


  • Consider repairing leaking water mains sooner rather than later.


Former Water Operator of Sebring, Ohio Faces Criminal Charges Over Public Notice

  • 18 July 2016
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The former operator of the Sebring water system is facing criminal charges and a maximum fine of more than $2 million for allegedly failing to notify residents about potentially hazardous lead levels in their drinking water.  The charges are two counts of "recklessly failing to provide timely notice of individual lead tap water results to affected consumers within 30 days of receiving lab results (an unclassified misdemeanor), and one count of recklessly failing to provide timely sy