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Major Federal Study Sets Foundation for Colorado River Basin’s Future

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Climate change and population growth will force the basin to…

2012 Election Results: U.S. Voters Favor Water

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Yesterday, American voters in many states and cities around the nation supported hundreds of millions of dollars in water infrastructure investment.

Federal Water Mandates Blowing a Hole in Municipal Budgets, Local Leaders Say

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Local government officials and utility leaders ask U.S. Congress to invest in water projects and to provide regulatory flexibility. The framework is part of a broader debate about how to balance ecosystems, public health and financial constraints, in this, the 40th year of the Clean Water Act.

Oregon Congressman Proposes Clean Water Trust Fund

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Revenue for the fund would come from taxes on containers and waste products.

Book Review of "A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy"

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A new book from the Pacific Institute argues that it is time to reassess the federal government’s roles and responsibilities for water management.
New EPA Guidance for Combined Sewers Draws Mixed Reviews

New EPA Guidance for Combined Sewers Draws Mixed Reviews

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Seattle will be the first city to test the new integrated framework. Photo…

More Lakefront Property Coming to Georgia

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The state doles out the first tranche of loans for reservoir…
U.S. House Appropriations Committee

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Cuts Funding for Water Programs in 2013 Budget

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Funds for water infrastructure are slashed. By Brett Walton Circle…

Disturbing U.S. WASH Report: Water and Sanitation Lacking for Poorest Americans

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Despite an extensive water and sanitation system ranking among the world’s best, a human rights lawyer — appointed by the United Nations — has reported that some of the poorest Americans live without affordable, convenient access to these basic necessities.

Texas Utilities Use Restrictions, Not Prices, To Cope With Water Shortages

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The preference for government mandates reinforces the idea that…

American Arsenic: After a Decade, Small Communities Still Struggle to Meet Federal Drinking Water Standards

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When the EPA lowered the arsenic standard for drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 10 in 2001, there were 3,000 water systems in violation. Today, nearly a thousand still are.

The Price of Water: A Comparison of Water Rates, Usage in 30 U.S. Cities

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"For more than 20 years industry has been moving south looking for cheaper labor, I'm hoping that now they'll start coming back looking for cheaper water."