Does The Risk Of Legionnaire’s Disease Rise When There’s Lead In Your Water?

Article | June 16, 2016 From Water Online:

Ongoing monitoring shows that lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s water are dropping and getting closer to meeting federal safety standards. That’s some much-needed positive news for the community. But there’s still work to be done.

Sign On Letter to fund Flint

The deadline to sign on is Wednesday, August 17.

Please see the note below from HOW Coalition co-chair Mike Shriberg, Great Lakes Regional Executive Director with the National Wildlife Federation:

On behalf of the National Wildlife Federation and as one of the co-chairs of HOW, I want to strongly urge your organizations to sign on to the letter linked below urging Congress to (finally) provide federal aid to Flint.  This letter was crafted by both local community groups in Flint and through a national coalition that NWF is helping to lead (and includes HOW partners like American Rivers and Sierra Club).  We’re planning to send this up to the Hill when Congress returns from recess in September, with sign-ons requested by Wednesday, August 17.

Click here: https://goo.gl/forms/iir2kI5BsNw2rymB2

The letter highlights the Senate Water Resources and Development Act as the most viable legislative proposal currently pending to respond to the environmental and public health disaster. This links it closely to HOW’s work and is one concrete way that our organizations can engage in this critical issue – something that I know we all want to do but often are lacking the contacts, context and venues to do effectively.  Again, here’s the link to see the letter and sign-on:https://goo.gl/forms/iir2kI5BsNw2rymB2.  Feel free to forward widely. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

–          Mike

The deadline to sign on is Wednesday, August 17.

Celia Haven
Program Coordinator
Great Lakes Restoration
National Wildlife Federation
Great Lakes Regional Center
213 West Liberty, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
havenc@nwf.org

Office: 734-887-7123
Cell: 734-347-3861

 

New Release – Updated Online Version of EPA’s CREAT Tool for Water Utility Climate Resilience

EPA has just released an updated online version of its Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT).  CREAT is designed for the use of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater …

Source: New Release – Updated Online Version of EPA’s CREAT Tool for Water Utility Climate Resilience

SAB Completes Peer Review for EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study

EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) has just published its peer review of the June 2015 “Draft Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources…

Source: SAB Completes Peer Review for EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study

August 6, 1996: Amendments to Safe Drinking Water Act — This Day in Water History

August 6, 1996: The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act became law. “In 1996, Congress amended the Safe Drinking Water Act to emphasize sound science and risk-based standard setting, small water supply system flexibility and technical assistance, community-empowered source water assessment and protection, public right-to-know, and water system infrastructure assistance through a multi-billion-dollar […]

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