Safe Drinking Water Act

June 23, 2015--Bennet-backed rural water bill passes Senate (High Plains Journal)

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet recently praised passage of the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act by the Senate. The bill—which passed unanimously—would help small and rural communities comply with safe drinking water regulations. Bennet helped introduce the bill earlier this year with Sens.

February 14, 2015--Source Water Collaborative issues 'call to action' to better protect drinking water resources (Water World)

In its recent call to action, the Source Water Collaborative (SWC), an organization comprised of federal, state and local partners aiming to protect drinking water sources, stated that ongoing changes to water quality and quantity are challenging the nation to redouble its efforts to protect its water resources.

December 11, 2014--EPA official’s speech cites water crisis (The Blade)

Toledo’s algae-induced water crisis of early August shows how ordinary pollution canwreak havoc on a community, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told a large gathering of water experts at the National Press Club in Washington Tuesday. Ms.

August 6, 2013--Maralex faces fine over well on Southern Ute land (Denver Post)

Regulators say an administrative judge has found a company liable for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act at a disposal well on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. The Environmental Protection Agency says Maralex Disposal LLC was assessed an $89,000 penalty over its commercial brine disposal injection well.

June 5, 2013--EPA reports to congress on national safe drinking water needs (Environmental News Network)

Some 52,000 community water systems and 21,400 not-for-profit non-community water systems across the US will require approximately $384.2 billion of infrastructure investment through 2030 in order to assure the provision of safe drinking water to 297 million Americans, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) "Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment: Fifth

July 20, 2011--Audits show health violations in drinking water (Washington Post)

Environmental Protection Agency audits show that many states are failing to accurately note health violations such as elevated levels of arsenic and chlorine in drinking water, ­according to a new report . The U.S. Government Accountability Office reviewed EPA audits of 43 states conducted between 2007 and 2009.

August 4, 2010--State reviews drinking water regulations (Pueblo Chieftain)

Tougher rules to protect water users from contamination in wells will be considered Monday by the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission. The commission is seeking to tighten conditions, which include no new waivers for public drinking water systems and withdrawing waivers for schools and day care centers.

May 26, 2010--Colo. lawmaker withdraws natural gas 'fracking' amendment to water bill (New York Times)

Colorado Democrat Diana DeGette withdrew a proposed amendment today from House water legislation that would have expanded regulation of a controversial oil and gas production technique some say has contributed to groundwater pollution. DeGette's amendment to a water-infrastructure bill (H.R.

May 20, 2010--House subcommittee passes bill restricting lead in water fixtures (Washington Post)

The legislation would prohibit manufacturers from using all but a tiny fraction of lead in making or selling water faucets and fixtures. Tainted water is estimated to count for up 20 percent of human lead exposure, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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