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Hurricane - Be Ready!

  • 30 August 2018
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EPA has developed tools to help water utilities prepare for, respond to, and recover from hurricane-related impacts. Check out our incident action checklist and other free resources, and remember to heed watches and warnings issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

Time to Apply: USDA Announces $5 Billion in Funding for Rural Water/Wastewater Improvements

  • 8 August 2018
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service has announced that more than $4 billion in Direct Loan funds and $1 billion in grant funding is available for rural water and wastewater system improvements — marking a nearly threefold increase in the normal annual obligation.

July 27th Deadline to Apply for Source Water Protection Land Acquisition Funding

  • 20 July 2018
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Friday, July 27 is the deadline to apply for funding to purchase conservation easements or parcels of land to protect one or more active public surface water drinking water supplies or one or more active public groundwater drinking water wells.  This funding is through the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program, a competitive, statewide reimbursement grant program open to local governments and not-for-profit corporations.  For source water protection land acquisition, this grant program requires

Report on Water Workforce Provides New Data on Challenges, Opportunities

  • 6 July 2018
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Report on Water Workforce Provides New Data on Challenges, Opportunities

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new report from the Brookings Institution provides a detailed and data-driven look at careers in the water sector, finding that while there are looming shortages and a need for diversity in the workforce, water jobs are a tremendous economic opportunity for the American worker.