Category Archives: SW PA

Area Partnerships Protecting Water From The Source

By DEANNA GARCIA After nearly a year of study and work from water suppliers, state officials, environmental groups and others, a plan has been announced to protect drinking water from its source – the rivers. The River Alert Information Network (RAIN) … Continue reading

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September 2014 Issue of Water Policy News now available

Read the September Issue of Water Policy News   Topics Include September Feature: Vanport Township, Beaver County: A Small System with a Tall Order to Preserve Clean Water by Lynda Ginsparg 2014 WREN Annual Grantee Meeting Recap Keep in Touch … Continue reading

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Frack Waste Impoundments Contaminated Soil and Groundwater in PA

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 6, 2014 – Leaks of fracking waste water from three impoundments in Washington County have contaminated soil and groundwater, prompting the state to issue a violation notice at one site and increase monitoring … 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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PEMA says spill alerts corrected

TribLive/Timothy Puko March 28, 2013 Pennsylvania emergency-management officials acknowledge that two Beaver County drinking-water plants did not receive notification that a pollution spill was headed their way — as required — but said they have fixed the communication problem. … Continue reading

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