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The EPA recently announced the award of $12.7 million in grants to help small drinking and wastewater systems and private well owners located in urban and rural communities throughout the U.S. and its territories. The water systems will receive training and technical assistance to improve small system operations and management practices, promote system sustainability, and better protect public health and the environment. More than 97 percent of the nation’s 157,000 public water systems serve fewer than 10,000 people, and more than 80 percent of these systems serve fewer than 500 people. Many small systems face unique challenges in providing reliable drinking water and wastewater services that meet federal and state regulations. These challenges can include a lack of financial resources, aging infrastructure, and high staff turnover.


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02/10/16 PSEG Long Island RFP [more]

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02/05/16 Fiscal Year 2016 Vehicle Technologies Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement [more]

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Upcoming Events

Feb 15, 2016 TechAdvantage 2016 Conference and Expo (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Feb 16, 2016 Women of Wind Energy Webinar: Offshore Wind (Web-based)

Feb 17, 2016 Better Buildings Challenge SWAP Season 1 Premiere (Web-based)

Feb 18, 2016 Where Do We Go From Here? The Changing Landscape of Residential Energy Efficiency (201) (Web-based)

Feb 18, 2016 Conference: Net Positive Energy and Water (San Diego, CA)

Feb 18, 2016 Webinar: Global Governance in the Face of Non-Traditional Risks (Web-based)

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