Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 2014 Water Policy News now available

The March 2014 Water Policy News and Feature article are now available from the Water Resources Education Network (WREN). Topics: Toxic Release Inventory Data Now Available; EPA’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal Cuts Funding for Clean Water and Drinking Water State … Continue reading

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2014 Schuylkill Action Network Progress Report Published

The Schuylkill River has been an important source of drinking water in the Mid-Atlantic region for over two centuries. Over 1.5 million people receive their drinking water from the Schuylkill River and its tributaries. Once among Pennsylvania’s most heavily-polluted waterways, … Continue reading

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Need Funding for Your Source Water Protection and Watershed Efforts?

If you’re in the Pennsylvania portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, perhaps the 2014 round of NFWF Grants could benefit your source water protection efforts. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to restore the habitats and water … Continue reading

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Can Source Water Protection Help with a Pipeline Leak?

Source Water Protection Model developed under PA DEP’s SWPTAP Program was helpful to evaluate petroleum pipeline leak. By Al Guiseppe, P.G., Senior Geologist | SSM Group, Inc., Reading, PA. In January 2013, Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) received an Underground … Continue reading

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Biosolids plan raises groundwater concerns in Centre County

As the following article shows, residents are becoming more aware of source water protection zones that safeguard their families’ drinking water supply. And in the case of one town in Centre County, Pennsylvania, a mom is demanding restrictions for spreading biosolids, an … Continue reading

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