Music Video Highlights Flint Water Crisis

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Hip Hop Caucus
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Video calls for petition signatures encouraging Michigan Gov. create victim compensation fund

Hip Hop Caucus, creator of People’s Climate Music, exclusively released “Trouble in the Water,” a cinematic music video starring Common on Facebook.

“Trouble in the Water” is a song on the album “HOME” (Heal Our Mother Earth), Executive-produced by five-time Grammy winning artist/producer and Hip Hop Caucus’ Director of Arts and Culture Malik Yusef. the video will call on viewers to sign a petition calling on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to start a compensation fund for victims of the Flint water crisis.

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April 22, 2016

New Report Exposes Gaps in Michigan Water and Sewer Infrastructure Investment

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Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Assn.
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Communities throughout Michigan face challenge of updating aging water and sewer systems

A new report commissioned by the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Assn. (MITA) found Michigan and its communities are not keeping up with the multimillion-dollar investments needed to ensure clean drinking water and wastewater treatment for residents and businesses.

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April 14, 2016

New Study to Measure Children's Access to Drinking Water in Schools

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America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation
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Access to safe drinking water gives youths an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages

In collaboration with the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and the University of California Div. of Agriculture and Natural Resources, America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation is activating youth participants in its #MySmileMatters Youth Movement to aid in a study to assess the state of drinking water in schools.

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February 18, 2016

Waukesha Mayor Testifies Before Michigan DEQ on Great Lakes Water Bid

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Waukesha Water Utility
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Mayor argues that Waukesha, Wis., has no reasonable alternative to drawing water from Lake Michigan

Waukesha, Wis., Mayor Shawn Reilly testified before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in support of Waukesha’s application to borrow and return Great Lakes water. Waukesha’s application is pending before the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council), of which Michigan is a member. Under the Great Lakes Compact, the governors and premiers of the Great Lakes states and provinces will consider the application later this spring.

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February 11, 2016
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Waukesha Mayor Testifies Before Michigan DEQ on Great Lakes Water Bid

EPA Approves Oklahoma Drinking Water Rule

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U.S. EPA
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The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality now has authority to regulate total coliform in the state’s drinking water systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the state of Oklahoma’s revised rule for regulating total coliform in drinking water. With this approval, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) has authority to regulate this contaminant in the state’s drinking water systems.

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December 29, 2015
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EPA Finalizes Plan to Protect Drinking Water at Puerto Rico Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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The agency has spent $3 million to date

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a plan to use natural processes along with the continued use of a system that EPA had already installed to treat contaminated groundwater at the Corozal Well Superfund Site in Corozal, Puerto Rico.

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October 6, 2015

Groups Petition EPA for Emergency Response to Drinking Water Contamination

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Natural Resources Defense Council
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The groups claim city and state agencies have failed to fix the public health crisis in Flint, Mich.

In response to the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a coalition of local citizens and national groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take emergency action to secure safe, lead-free water for the city’s children and families.

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October 2, 2015

Water Research Foundation Awards Contracts to American Water

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American Water
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The project titled “Research Plan for Management of Emerging Pathogens in Distribution Systems and Premise Plumbing” will examine the occurrence and control of microbes that grow in distribution systems and in the plumbing systems of buildings

American Water received two new research contracts from the Water Research Foundation (WRF). Both projects aim to help develop multi-year research agendas that will guide future WRF programs.

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July 22, 2015

Water Purifiers

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These water purifiers are housed in stylish grey ergonomic bodies. With their compact, rounded shapes, the purifiers are designed to be installed under a kitchen sink and allow easy filter changes and maintenance access. The small Cleone is a classic RO unit. The mid-sized Spirit has a contemporary style and delivers 43.2 gph of direct-flow water. The larger Bluewater Pro delivers 81.3 gph to professional users or those who want a whole-house water purification system.  

WCSA Achieves Drinking Water Compliance

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Washington County Service Authority
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The drinking water meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements for quality, reporting and monitoring

The Washington County Service Authority (WCSA) in Abingdon, Va., recently published its annual Drinking Water Quality Report (also known as a Consumer Confidence Report) for 2014, which revealed that drinking water provided by the authority meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements for quality, reporting and monitoring.

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June 12, 2015
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