Category: COVID-19

U.S.EPA Seeks Public Comments for Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Posted on July 15, 2021 by

In June, the Biden administration delayed the implementation of the Trump Administration’s federal lead and copper rule (LCR) until December 2021 to seek additional public comments and potentially revise the Trump Administration’s LCR. Along with the delay, the U.S. EPA launched a public commenting period, holding roundtable discussions in 10 locations across the U.S. They are also […]

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Freshwater Weekly: May 28, 2021

Posted on May 28, 2021 by

May 28, 2021 THIS WEEK: Board Spotlight – Melanie Welch + Freshwater Future Spearheads Billion Dollar Ask to Ohio Legislature and Governor + Maryland Takes Positive Step with ‘Safe School Drinking Water Act’ + Studies Find PFAS in Breast Milk + COVID-19 Pandemic Shines a Light on Need for Safe, Clean, and Affordable Water Board Spotlight […]

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Mayor Duggan’s Detroit Water Affordability Plan Announcement

Posted on December 10, 2020 by

MEDIA STATEMENT  – Monica Lewis-Patrick, President and CEO, We the People of Detroit –  It has been a long time coming, but We the People of Detroit is pleased that Mayor Mike Duggan is taking a step in the right direction with his announcement today regarding the creation of a water affordability plan on behalf […]

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Toledo Water Council Fully Supports the $50,000 Grant for Full Lead Line Repair

Posted on September 4, 2020 by

Department of Public Utilities Is Awarded $50,000 For Full Lead Line Repair to families living without their water during COVID-19 The City of Toledo, Department of Neighborhood awarded the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) $50,000 in support of full lead line repair to residents who are currently living without running water in their home. The […]

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Freshwater Weekly: August 26, 2020

Posted on August 26, 2020 by

August 06, 2020 This week: U.S. EPA Weakens Rules for Toxic Waste Ponds for Coal-fired Power Plants + New York Adds Water Safeguards To Remove Emerging Contaminants + Action Request–Ask Legislators to Include Water Service in COVID Relief Package + Apply for a Freshwater Future Grant Today U.S. EPA Weakens Rules for Toxic Waste Ponds […]

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Freshwater Weekly: July 13, 2020

Posted on July 13, 2020 by

July 10, 2020 This week: Legislation to Address Water Access Focus of All About Water Webinars + Governor Whitmer Extends Water Reconnection To Year’s End   + Great Lake Water Temperatures Spike Due to Heat + Michigan Airports Receive $2.5 Million In Grants For PFAS Testing + Wastewater Can Show Early Detection of COVID-19 Outbreaks […]

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Collaboration with Bowling Green State University Students Produces Important Water and Public Health PSAs

Posted on June 17, 2020 by

Thank you to the Students of the Collaborative Digital Arts Development class taught by Professor Bonnie Mitchell at Bowling Green State University for producing animated public service announcements for Freshwater Future to highlight important water and public health issues! View their creative works below. What’s in Your Water COVID-19 Mask Usage & Best Practices

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Freshwater Weekly: May 18, 2020

Posted on May 18, 2020 by

May 15, 2020 This week: Freshwater Future Applauds New Ohio Bills to Protect Water Safety and Affordability + Covid-19 Stimulus Package Should Support Green Water Infrastructure + 3D Mapping of Plastic Pollution in Lake Erie + Sewage Could Help Track Coronavirus + Lake Michigan/Huron Breaks Water Level Record Four Months Running Freshwater Future Applauds New […]

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Water Affordability in Ohio Press Release 05/15/20

Posted on May 15, 2020 by

For Immediate Release May 15, 2020   Media Contact: Kristy Meyer, Associate Director Freshwater Future kristy@freshwaterfuture.org 614-638-8948   Freshwater Future Organization, Others Applaud Introduction of Water Affordability Legislation in Ohio Columbus, OH – On Thursday May 15, 2020, Representative Erica Crawley (D-Columbus) introduced state legislation that will ensure clean, safe, affordable water for everyone in […]

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