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Popular Bathroom Wipes Blamed for Clogs, Backups in Sewers Across US

  • 25 September 2013
  • networx

 Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.
Wastewater authorities say wipes may go down the toilet, but even many labeled flushable aren’t breaking down as they course through the sewer system. That’s costing some municipalities millions of dollars to dispatch crews to unclog pipes and pumps and to replace and upgrade machinery.

New NYRWA Source Water Protection Program

  • 22 September 2013
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New York Rural Water Association (NYRWA) is pleased to announce the availability of a new program to assist small communities and rural water systems with source water protection. This technical assistance program is a joint project of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA), the National Rural Water Association (NRWA), and NYRWA.

EPA Fact Sheet Available for Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)

  • 22 September 2013
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The USEPA has a great deal of regulatory information available on their website www.epa.gov.  Of importance to many Operation Specialists’ currently is the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR).  EPA has a Fact Sheet available that addresses the revised regulation including timelines, monitoring requirements, and regulatory reporting.  To access an electronic version of the Fact Sheet please go to the following link:

FOR SALE

  • 8 September 2013
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We have a Ghent 3 Door Aluminum Frame Indoor Lockable Enclosed Bulletin Board for sale. Model No. PA33672K.

A TIP FOR SUBMITTING DMR’s

  • 22 August 2013
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To help ensure your DMR reaches the Bureau of Water Compliance in Albany, be sure to include the Zip+4. The 4 digits after the 12233 zip code helps identify the office the DMR package goes to. There will be less of a chance of the package getting “lost”. Send the DMR’s to:

Gas Drilling

  • 15 August 2013
  • networx

Each year the Green Panel, consisting of more than a dozen environmental groups, identify bills of special significance known as “super bills”.  This year the  Environmental Conservation Committee listed the “Fracking Moratorium and Health Impacts Assessment” as a super bill.

The bill would enact a moratorium on certain types of natural gas drilling until May 15, 2015, and require the completion of a comprehensive health impact assessment.  This legislation (A.5424-A Sweeney) passed the Assembly, but the Senate has not yet taken action.

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