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NESC Publishes New Articles

Learn More About Septic System Maintenance, Design-Build, Integrated Water Resource Management The National Environmental Services Center (NESC) has published three new articles on its main website. The article “Maintaining Septic … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

NESC Adds New Products

The National Environmental Services Center has added five new products to its Online Shopping Cart available at Buying or Selling a Home with an Onsite Septic System This issue … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 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 ( 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

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