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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

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

Steps to Sustainability Water and Energy Efficency Are Attainable Goals

This is a reprint from On Tap magazine Fall/Winter 2012 • Volume 12 • Issue 2  From improving small drinking water and wastewater treatment system compliance to creating thriving communities, sustainability … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Preaching to the Choir

We all do it from time to time—and if truth were told, as an industry we do it way too often. Preach to the Choir. Sure, we believe in our … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Using Social Media

Has your organization started using social media yet? If so, are you an avid user? Or are you still feeling your way around? If not, have you thought about why? … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

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