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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Ban on Federal Funding of Efficient Toilets

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House-Seal-SmIn a stunning move on July 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment on a voice vote to the 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 4923) which would prohibit any federal spending for replacement of efficient toilets.  House Amendment #1046 was sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona (See his press release here).  The bill then passed the House and is now on its way to the U.S. Senate.

The impacts of this amendment will be far reaching.  It will prevent the use of any federal funding from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or even the U.S. Department of Energy to finance toilet retrofit programs that clearly save both water and energy.

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is moving to ensure that the U.S. Senate has the information it needs to correctly assess the value of these important investments to an increasingly water short country.  An opposition letter is being compiled,if you wish for your organization to sign on to this letter, please contact Jeffrey Hughes.

June 22, 1969: Cuyahoga River Catches Fire

Why we do what we do.

This Day in Water History

1101 Cuyahoga R Fire 1952June 22, 1969:  The June 22, 1969 fire on the Cuyahoga is the “seminal” event in the history of water pollution control in America, helping to spur the growth of the environmental movement and the passage of national environmental legislation. “Never before had an image so thoroughly driven home the deteriorating plight of our nation’s waterways,” one environmental group explained on the fire’s thirtieth anniversary. “The burning river mobilized the nation and became a rallying point for passage of the Clean Water Act.”17 Despite its national importance as a symbol of environmental decline, the 1969 fire on the Cuyahoga was a relatively minor story in Cleveland at the time.18 For northeast Ohio, and indeed for many industrialized areas, burning rivers were nothing new, and the 1969 fire was less severe than prior Cuyahoga conflagrations. It was a little fire on a long-polluted river already embarked on the road to…

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A fitting sentiment to close Earth Week

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Water is the lifeblood of civilization. Water is water, not waste.
Protect this precious resource.
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Best Regards,
Sam Lines, MBA. WasteWater Education Board of Directors.
Concrete Sealants, Inc.

What Earth Day means to me: Dendra Best

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Dendra Best. Executive Director WasteWater Education 501(c)3

I am taking an online course from the University of Bath about sustainability and the question was posed, what motivates someone to be environmentally aware/responsible?

What Earth Day means to me.

earthdayposterMy first memory of Earth Day is the 1990 poster for Earth Day with the quote “No Place Like Home.”

This was the first year I was able to participant in the school’s street day cleanup because I met the height and age requirement. I remember feeling so special to pick up trash on the side of the road because the person who collected the most trash received a prize.

I did not win the prize that year but from that day on, I have always participated in recycling efforts in my home and professional life. I was so happy three years ago, when I found a copy of this poster on EBay and I purchased it to hang in my kitchen, so I can remind my family and teach my future children the importance of taking care of the earth.

Kay Lackey. WasteWater Education 501(c)3 Board Member