Monthly Archives: July 2013

7/25/13 – Free EPA Webinar – Harmful Algal Blooms

EPA offers a free webinar on  July 25th (Noon – 1:30pm EDT) about Harmful Algal Blooms and Nutrient Pollution titled “Perspectives on the Impact to Public Health of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).” Speakers, Lorraine Backer with the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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Pocono Source Water Collaborative Wins WREN Grant

Poconos group gets water grant MILFORD – The Pocono Source Water Protection Collaborative received a $5,000 grant from the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund for programs to protect drinking water. The group will work with public … Continue reading

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Tighter On-Lot Sewage System Regulations Nixed

SOURCE: Potter County Today - July 18th, 2013 Tighter On-Lot Sewage System Regulations Nixed Proposed stronger regulations on-lot sewage disposal near Pennsylvania’s high-quality and exceptional value streams were recently rejected by the state legislature. The rules that would have limited nitrate … Continue reading

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Natural Allies: Craft Brewing and Source Water Protection

Feature article By WREN’s Ellen Kiley: Craft brewing is a growing phenomenon in the United States. According to the Brewer’s Association, the majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a brewery, with over 2300 microbreweries operating in 2012 and 1500 … Continue reading

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New website to detail Pittsburgh-region river quality

Improvements to 29 monitoring stations will allow people who use the rivers  in the region to get real-time data about the quality of the water, the  Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority announced Monday. A partnership between the River Alert Information … Continue reading

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