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EnSafe Virtual Conference: Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will be hosting its first private water virtual conference, Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems (EnSafe). The EnSafe Virtual Conference (Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems) is…

EPA Researchers Partner with WaterStep to Deliver Clean Water During Emergencies

After extreme weather events like hurricanes, water systems can flood, inhibiting their ability to provide safe drinking water to communities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saw a need for portable water treatment systems to provide…

CDC Report on Outbreaks Associated with Untreated Recreational Water

CDC released an MMWR report on Outbreaks Associated with Untreated Recreational Water (e.g., in lakes, rivers and oceans). During 2000–2014, public health officials from 35 states and Guam voluntarily reported 140 outbreaks resulting in at…

Are America’s Local Health Departments Prepared for a Cape Town-level Water Crisis?

Americans currently use about 100 gallons of water per day per person. In Cape Town, South Africa, extreme drought has limited residents to just 13 gallons of water per day since February 1. Depending on rainfall…