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Border Towns Struggle to Protect Water Infrastructure

by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune January 10, 2014 More than 600 children in a South Texas border town may be prevented from returning to school on Monday because of … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, 2013

During the first annual SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to get SepticSmart and take action. A few small, simple steps of proper … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Budgeting and Finance for Small Drinking Water Systems

Budgeting and finance video by the Ohio EPA.

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

NESC Has Free Public Service Announcements

The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) has three video public service announcements (PSAs) about the importance of septic system maintenance for community water quality. The PSAs reflect NESC’s ongoing commitment … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

RDUS Loan Rates

Interest rates for Rural Development Utilities Service (RDUS) water and wastewater loans—issued quarterly at three different levels: the poverty line rate, the intermediate rate and the market rate— have been … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tiny Triumphs

Check out the Colbert Report’s review of the nation’s infrastructure. Can we laugh at ourselves and then take the message seriously?

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Issue of On Tap Available Online

A new issue of On Tap, the National Environmental Services Center’s drinking water and wastewater magazine, is now available at www.nesc.wvu.edu/ontap.cfm. Formerly printed and mailed to more than 27,000 subscribers, On Tap is now … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Celebrating World Water Day by Reducing Water Use in the U.S.

by Danielle Nierenberg, Co-founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank (www.FoodTank.org) The U.S. is one of the world’s biggest users of water—many Americans use as much water as approximately … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

We’re Moving

We’re moving our offices to 886 Chestnut Ridge Road, PO Box 6893, Morgantown, WV  26506-6893. We’re still part of West Virginia University—just moving to a new location. All of our other contact information … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

What are we doing to change?

Not surprisingly, a recent report conducted by the Economist titled “Water for All?” confirms worldwide water shortages. The report was sponsored by Oracle and looks at the relative preparedness of … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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