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40th Anniversary of Safe Drinking Water Act Celebration

December 16, 2014 marks the 40 year anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Since the SDWA was passed in 1974, our country has come a long way in efforts to ensure that Americans receive water that is … Continue reading

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Fertilizer called next threat to water

Mayors group told that strong curbs are needed September 24, 2014 11:08 PM By Tom Troy / Block News Alliance CHICAGO — Helping cities combat the threat of algae-feeding phosphorus in the Great Lakes has jumped ahead as a national environmental … Continue reading

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National Drug Take Back Day – September 27, 2014

Flushing unused or old medications down the toilet can pollute our waterways. Wastewater treatment plants were not designed to remove these compounds. Throwing drugs in the trash or leaving them in the medicine chest can lead to unintentional use, overdose … Continue reading

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Bottled Water Contamination Alert Issued by PA DEP

DEP Warns Consumers that a Recent Production Run of Tyler Mountain Water in Three, Four and Five Gallon Sizes are Contaminated with Total Coliform and E. Coli Bacteria DEP is warning consumers that Tyler Mountain water, bottled on April 17, … Continue reading

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State launches drug drop-off program

HARRISBURG – Published: December 17, 2013.  A new state program to let people drop off unused and expired prescription drugs at police stations and other locations with no questions asked was launched Monday. The aim of the Drug Take-Back Initiative … Continue reading

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