Tag: covid-19

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

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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

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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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Freshwater Weekly: May 18, 2020

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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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Freshwater Weekly: April 27, 2020

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April 24, 2020 This week: Gov. Whitmer’s Water Service Restoration Order Reports Are Available Online + Weak EPA Means More Water Pollution + Environmental Group Finds Elevated PFAS Levels In Creek Sediments + 10-Years Later, Still No Cleanup Plan at Air Force Base + Ignoring COVID-19, Enbridge Wants to Move Forward With Line 5 + […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: April 21, 2020

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April 17, 2020 This week: Congress Introduces Federal Ban on Water Shutoffs During COVID—19 Crisis + Vermont Finds PFAS In Groundwater Due To Fertilizer Treatment + Developer Implodes Coal Plant Smoke Stack, Covering Little Village in Dust + Port Huron Upgrades Sewer System Congress Introduces Federal Ban on Water Shutoffs During COVID—19 Crisis Numerous municipalities […]

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Freshwater Weekly: April 13, 2020

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April 10, 2020 This week: Water Service Update During COVID-19 + New Law Mandates Indiana Schools Test for Lead Contamination + Lakes Levels Still Breaking Records + Does Your Organization Qualify for CARES Act Help? Water Service Update During COVID-19 The pandemic revealed the importance of water access and the harmful impacts of water shutoffs.  […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: April 7, 2020

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April 3, 2020 This week: Water Service Restoration Update + COVID-19 has Great Lakes aquariums and museums offering online activities + Federal Judge Allows Flint Water Lawsuit Against Former Gov Snyder to Proceed + Flint mayor announces city-wide curfew effective April 2nd Water Service Restoration Update Michigan: Whitmer orders that homes’ water service be restored amid […]

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