Author: Charlene Kormondy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Water Security Division
Water utilities today face unprecedented threats to the security and resilience of their systems. In every state, drinking water utilities may be susceptible to a wide array of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, wildfires, and winter storms that can damage treatment and distribution systems, disrupt power supplies, and potentially contaminate source waters. When disasters do occur, rural water systems serve as a critical lifeline for water systems, public health and the community at large. While responding to natural disasters can be challenging, you can take steps now to prepare your utility and community for future incidents.
(Washington, D.C.) – If you’re looking for the some of the best tasting water in the nation, look no further than Mapleturn Utilities in Martinsville, Indiana. In this rural community, all you have to do is turn the faucet for pure “Quality On Tap!” Mapleturn Utilities claimed the Silver Medal of America’s Best Tasting Drinking Water at the 21st Anniversary of the Great American Water Taste Test, held on February 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Water Association’s Rural Water Rally.
The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) recognized its first graduate with a Certificate of Completion from U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship at its annual conference on September 9, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee with more than 2,000 in attendance.
It takes more than 380,000 highly skilled water and wastewater personnel to ensure the public supply of safe drinking water and to protect our lakes, streams and groundwater...
The 2017 Team Storm is made up of four intuitive students aging from nine to 14.
All team members are from
the Terre Haute area and are eager
to understand how the academic
disciplines of Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
impact their world and can prepare
them for the workforce of tomorrow.