Water Supply Cost Savings Act Reintroduced in 114th Congress

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Water Systems Council
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The bill is designed to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives

The Water Supply Cost Savings Act, H.R. 1160, has been reintroduced in the 114th Congress by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). The act is a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high-quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems.

"The Savings Act is a simple, common-sense bill that can save taxpayer dollars and, importantly, help rural communities gain access to much needed high-quality drinking water," Stutzman said.

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April 1, 2015
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Rotary Panel Discusses Water Quality in the Great Lakes

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Rotary Intl.
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Panel of experts met to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the Great Lakes and addressing the global water crisis

Evanston, Ill.-based Rotary Intl., an international humanitarian service organization, hosted a free public panel discussion titled "Tap Into Lake Michigan: A Local Perspective on the Global Water Crisis," on March 31 to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation, protecting our Great Lakes and the ways to address the global water crisis.

The panel moderator, Debra Shore, commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, spoke about Chicago’s water history and the important role Lake Michigan plays in the city.

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April 1, 2015

Rotary to Host Panel Discussion on Water Quality

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Rotary Intl.
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Industry experts will discuss water conservation and give a local perspective on the global water crisis

With the exception of the polar ice caps, the Great Lakes system is the largest source of freshwater in the world. Lake Michigan is the largest public drinking water supply in Illinois, serving nearly 6.6 million people who use close to 1 billion gal of water each day.

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March 26, 2015

EPA Awards Puerto Rico $27 Million for Clean Water Projects

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The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has allotted $27 million to Puerto Rico to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be used to finance water quality protection and drinking water projects.

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March 24, 2015
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Partnership Provides More Than 100,000 Weeks of Water to Communities

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Water For People
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With each purchase of TOMS Roasting Co. coffee, Water For People provides 140 liters of clean water to a person in need

Water For People and TOMS Roasting Co. announced that in one year their partnership has provided more than 100,000 weeks of water to communities globally.

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March 24, 2015

Dow Joins Value of Water Coalition

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Dow Water & Process Solutions
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The organization brings attention to the importance of national water infrastructure

The Dow Chemical Co. has joined public and private sector companies in the fight to revitalize the nation’s aging and underfunded water infrastructure.

United in elevating the importance of water to the economic, environmental and social well being of the U.S., the Value of Water Coalition is made up of local and national leaders that promote awareness about the value of water at a time when water is often overlooked in the national discussion of infrastructure investment.

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March 23, 2015

ACE15 Super Saver Registration Deadline Approaching

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American Water Works Assn.
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The early registration deadline is March 27

The super saver registration deadline for the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE15) is Friday March 27. ACE15 will take place June 7 to 10 in Anaheim, Calif.

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March 20, 2015

Associations Collaborate to Launch Improved Guidelines for Wipes Disposal

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American Public Works Assn.
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The group also will meet to discuss the establishment of a new product stewardship initiative

A group of five associations, representing the water sector and the nonwoven fabrics industry, announced that they are working collaboratively on the joint development of a new edition of guidelines that will influence product design and support the marketing of nonwoven products as “flushable,” with no adverse effects on wastewater systems.

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March 20, 2015

Organizations Partner to Donate Swim Lessons in Local Communities

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National Swimming Pool Foundation
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The donations were made to support the Step Into Swim campaign

Forty-one Accu-Tab Specialists committed to fund local aquatic programs in their communities this year through a cooperative partnership with Axiall Corp. and the nonprofit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Step Into Swim campaign. Axiall’s Water Treatment Products business, manufacturers of the Accu-Tab system, and NSPF recently agreed to each donate $5,000, for a total of $10,000, to augment the Accu-Tab Specialists’ pledges.

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March 18, 2015

Leaders From Middle East, Great Lakes Region to Convene at Chicago Summit

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Water After Borders
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Conference will focus on strategies for sharing water

Water experts will gather at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), April 23 and 24, 2015, for Water After Borders: Global Stakes, Local Politics, a two-day summit focused on strategies for sharing water across political, geographical and cultural boundaries.

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March 11, 2015