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EPA: Billions Must Be Spent to Maintain and Upgrade Nation’s Water Systems

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jan 22, 2016 11:30:29 AM

In January, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released a survey showing the nation needs to spend $271 billion to maintain and improve the country’s water systems.

The survey, according to the EPA, estimates the capital investment necessary for publicly owned treatment works (POTW) to address the water quality objectives of the Clean Water Act (CWA). This work ensures POTWs meet minimum CWA standards.

 Among the items listed in the survey that need to be maintained, upgraded or replaced include:

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Topics: Water Supply, Federal EPA, Northwest Ohio

Mayor Collins Addresses Congress on Water Improvement Initiatives

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Dec 30, 2014 4:27:43 PM

“Water crisis grips Toledo area.” “‘Do not drink, do not boil’ water.” “The toxin that shut off Toledo’s water.”

All of us in Northwest Ohio recall the pollution emergency that crippled Toledo’s water supply for three days this August. Now Mayor D. Michael Collins is fighting to make sure this kind of environmental attack does not happen again.

On December 3, Mayor Collins addressed the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to request $13 million in federal funding for water improvement initiatives. Collins requested funding for additional research to improve water quality and for funding to implement infrastructur
e and conservation improvements of watersheds that affect Lake Erie.

During his address, Collins discussed the fact that water testing standards developed by the World Health Organization in 1996 have not been evaluated or confirmed by our Federal EPA.

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Topics: Health and Safety, Federal Funding, Mayor, Congress, Great Lakes, Water Improvement Initiatives, Water Supply, Federal EPA, Piping Industry, World Health Organization, Southern Michigan, Lake Erie, Northwest Ohio

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