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EPA moves to gather data on at least 1,462 PFAS

UK system moves to curb untreated wastewater releases

Lack of backup power hampers wildfire-fighting efforts

Uncertainty ahead despite short-term US funding deal

Flooding highlights vulnerabilities of NYC infrastructure

Graphene-based water filter serves multiple purposes

Chinese team levels up solar steam desalination

EPA approves air permit for construction activity of Revolution Wind offshore wind project

EPA tells employees to keep working next week if government shutdown happens

US Climate Enforcement Plans Would Stall if Shutdown Hits EPA - Bloomberg Law News

EPA finalizes PFAS reporting rule - C&EN - American Chemical Society

EPA leaves hundreds of PFAS out of toxics law - Southern Environmental Law Center

Scientist: 'Forever chemicals' are harming wildlife along with humans | MPR News

City of Punta Gorda repairs leak, water restored | NBC-2 

Orange County updating floodplain management plan, seeks public input - | Apopka Chief 

St. Andrews Beach renourishment | WJHG 

Bunche Beach: nature's classroom | WINK 

Okeechobee County announces road closure at SW 16th Street | Okeechobee News 

2 Hillsborough beaches get swim advisories after fecal bacteria found in water | Tampa Bay Times 

Nearly $1 Million FEMA-Funded Drainage Project Nearing Completion In Century | North Escambia 

Nonprofit celebrates big step toward cleaner Orlando lakes | WMFE 

*Transparency on drinking water contamination isn't unanimous, Orlando Sentinel survey finds

*Researchers want to speak with Central Floridians affected by dioxane contamination 

*Rare clawed creature lives in Miami's underground water supply. Can it survive sea rise?

*Louisiana saltwater intrusion declared federal disaster - FOX 35 Orlando

*UCF Students Awarded $25000 EPA Grant for Developing Toxin Biosensor to Ensure Safe ...

*Navy issues written reprimands for fuel spill that sickened 6,000 people at Pearl Harbor base - WPLG

*South Florida water parks opening up for dogs in October - Sun Sentinel

*Fliers warn of dangerous drinking water | East Central Florida

*Luxury condo in downtown Fort Lauderdale finally shakes boil-water order after 23 days

*Execution of the work: creation of the drinking water and basic sanitation service in ... - BNamericas

*Microscopic parasite found in lake reservoir in Baltimore - USA Today

Fertilizer ban lifted for parts of Southwest Florida | NBC-2

ECUA Rates Increase 9.5% For Sanitation With ‘Free’ Second Can, 5% For Water And Sewer | North Escambia

*Here’s why so many storms have turned away from Florida. Will our luck continue?

*Government Shutdown Appears “Inevitable” After McCarthy Rejects Bipartisan Senate Spending Bill

*EPA Finalizes Rule Requiring Reporting of PFAS Manufactured in the U.S.

*American Business Water Coalition Releases Results of Water Infrastructure Funding Survey

*EPA Announces Availability of $7.5 Billion in WIFIA Funds

*Free Webinar – T-Minus 12 Months: Lessons Learned and Information Gaps for Initial LSL Inventories

*EPA Finalizes Rule Requiring Reporting of PFAS Manufactured in the U.S.

*Rising groundwater could unlock a wave of contamination

Microscopic parasite found in Baltimore water supply

New tunnel project to tackle D.C. wastewater overflows

Bill seeks better levee updates on Mississippi River

Six MS4 permittees recognized with 2023 WEF Awards

Study: Microplastic pollution found in clouds

Floating structures offer one solution to rising seas

About National Rural Water

*Officials investigating water quality issues in Copeland - NBC2 News

*Precautionary boil water notice in several parts of LaBelle - WINK News

*Marco's Drinking Water is Secure, Despite Dry Year | Community |

*FGUA rescinds Boil Water Advisory to Lehigh Acres system customers

*Yale researchers want to speak with Central Floridians affected by dioxane contamination

*Microscopic parasite found in Baltimore-area drinking water, officials say - FOX 35 Orlando

*Haley, DeSantis get into back-and-forth over fracking | The Hill 

*1,000 miles of coast from New York to Florida on alert for flooding from Ophelia's remnants ...

*Salt water continues advancing on Mississippi River as Orleans Parish explores drinking ...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability Of $20M In Grants To Create Career Opportunities In The Water Workforce

Water Fleas Hold Key To Cleaner Environment And Better Human Health

How powerful land barons shaped the epic floods in California's heartland | Los Angeles Times

No-swim advisory issued for Siesta Key and Caspersen beaches | ABC Action News

Bacteria advisory issued for Cape Coral Yacht Club and Bowditch Point Park | NBC-2

Walton County to use $14.8M for stormwater treatment plant off HWY 98 | My Panhandle

King tides are returning to South Florida. When they’ll be at their highest point. | Sun Sentinel

King tides expected to cause flooding in Palm Beach County Friday | WPTV

Brooksville Council approves new development rules | Hernando Sun

State awards $338 million to communities impacted by Hurricane Ian | NBC-2

Lani Kai bartender helps rebuild Fort Myers Beach | WINK

Keeping waterways clean starts with properly disposing yard debris | Clay Today

FGUA rescinds Boil Water Advisory to Lehigh Acres system customers | Lehigh Acres Citizen

Final vote nears on protection of Manatee wetlands | Your Observer

Treasure Island mayor discusses beach dune restoration project | Tampa Bay Times

Baby Beach nourishment to begin soon | Gulf Breeze News

Buford Dam: A unique little powerhouse | Atlanta Journal Constitution

*News Briefs: Governors Urge Congress to Address Water Infrastructure Funding Cuts 

*Udated Guidance on Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act Webinar 10.10.23

*One year down. A decade to go? Hurricane Ian recovery is a marathon

*Florida hurricane season outlook: Landfall free September leads to October uncertainty

*$7.5B in Available Financing for Water Infrastructure Projects Announced

*NIST Researchers Develop Standards to Help Eliminate 'Forever Chemicals' in Firefighting Foams

Recovering from Natural Disasters

Pennsylvania Outlines Plans to Ramp Up PFAS Monitoring Following Report

EPA Announces Commitment to Advancing Water Equity and Access for All

Emergency declaration issued for 4 La. parishes

Severe drought pressures water supplies in the Amazon

Hawaii county plans well ahead for changing climate

N.C.'s $30B budget has $2B for water, sewer projects

Algae-eating king crabs could help save Fla. reefs

Fracking's strain on water supplies demands new solutions

Motivational mistruths that can come from AI

Underground Storage Tanks/Insurance Coverage: Federal Court Addresses Motion for ... - JD Supra

EPA and Justice Department File Complaint Alleging Environmental Violations by eBay

Shutdown Would Curb EPA's Reviews, Inspections And Enforcement

US EPA eyes flexibility in methane rule to cope with supply chain issues - S&P Global

Persistent Chemicals: Detecting, Limiting Exposure To, and Treating PFAS Contamination

Pharma lobby says EU ban on 'forever chemicals' would halt drug production | Reuters

More NC utilities are detecting PFAS in drinking water, but some aren't telling their customers

Riviera Beach raises water, wastewater rates in step toward a new treatment facility

Premiere of “The Urgency of Now” followed by expert panel | Florida Weekly

Orange County is updating its wetlands protections | WMFE

Disabled veteran at center of dispute over $2,200 water bill from mobile home park gets new outrageously high bill | News4Jax

Yale researchers want to speak with Central Floridians affected by 1,4-dioxane | Orlando Sentinel

Native Florida plants could help solve flooding and water quality problems | WFSU

Sanford seeks answers from Florida agencies on 1,4-dioxane contamination | Orlando Sentinel

Officials investigating water quality issues in Copeland | NBC-2

Miami-Dade officials hope $1.5M grant could be lifeline for polluted Biscayne Bay | Local 10

Fugro Supports Coastal Resilience in Florida with Seafloor Mapping Contract

EPA Proposed Rule Leaves Trump-Era Air Toxics Loophole in Place - Earthjustice

Brown, Vance ask EPA to declare a public health emergency in EP - Salem News 

PFAS 'forever chemicals' harming wildlife the world over: Study - Mongabay

City joins 20+ Wisconsin municipalities in PFAS water contamination lawsuit | Racine County Eye

Exposure to PFAS and Phenols May Be Linked to Cancer Risk - The ASCO Post

Officials jump into action after toxic chemicals found in South Florida tap water - WPLG

Lake Mary water plant destroys 'tricky' 1,4-dioxane with high-tech solution unique to Florida

Wellington Water has discharged treated and untreated wastewater -- as heavy rain continues

Wildwood residents unhappy about 20 percent hike in water rate | Villages News 

Lady Lake cracking down on dangerous overuse of fertilizer | Villages News 

SJC to hold countywide vulnerability assessment meeting on Friday | Action News Jax 

Signs of dangerous bacteria found in fast food water samples, study finds | WFLA 

The U.S. needs minerals for green tech. Will Western mines have enough water? | WUFT 

DAN KIBLER COLUMN: Meet the puddingwife wrasse | Stanly News & Press 

Lessons from California on how to adapt to sea level rise | WBUR 

*CISA Launches New Cybersecurity Awareness Program “Secure Our World”  

PFAS in wildlife mapping tool could inform lawsuits

UNICEF: 2.2B people still lack safe access to water

Kenya explores $2.88B reservoir plan

Microtunneling key to Tampa, Fla., wastewater project

FEMA, NAACP to focus on equity in disaster resilience

Team mimics beavers to protect downstream communities

Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) November 16, 2023 | 2:00 pm CDT

Advanced Monitoring Solutions for Water and Wastewater  October 19, 2023 | 2:00 pm CDT

Countdown to Compliance: Leveraging Predictive Modeling for the LCRR's 2024 Deadline October 12, 2023 | 2:00 pm CDT

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $20 Million in Grants to Create Career ... - EPA

Biden-Harris Administration Invests More Than $3.9 million in Rhode Island Recycling ...

EPA announces $7.5B available in WIFIA funding - WaterWorld Magazine

Humans could serve as sentinels for 'forever chemicals' harm to wildlife health -

Pennsylvania to increase PFAS monitoring in rivers and streams - WITF

Increased Exposure to PFAS, Phenols Linked to Prior Cancer Diagnosis | Health 

Cottage Hill Water Works Issues Boil Water Notice For Handy Road | North Escambia

Circuit judge hears Gainesville utility case arguments | WUFT

Native Florida plants could be part of the solution to state's flooding, water quality problems | WMFE

Bay County Citizens’ Academy makes a comeback | My Panhandle

Water flowing south to Everglades National Park | Okeechobee News

*Part of Plaquemines Parish under drinking water advisory due to sodium level - YouTube

*How we're helping those most affected by climate change in Florida | Column

*Poison in Paradise: The Red Hill fuel leak - ABC Action News

*The city of Miami's affordable housing effort; PFAS in South Florida water - WLRN

*Notice of water main break, outage in Lehigh Acres system - WGCU News

*Resilience only goes so far: Why we can't save Florida - The Miami Hurricane

*California Startup Hopes to Harvest Desalinated Drinking Water from the Ocean Floor - Slashdot

*Drought threatens drinking water supplies leaving community facing thirst and worry - Mirror Online

*Broward to study how to further reduce 'forever chemicals' in drinking water - Sun Sentinel

*Drinkable water could be weeks away in parts of Plaquemines Parish - YouTube

*An October saltwater intrusion could threaten drinking water in New Orleans, so they'll barge ...

*Saltwater intrusion in Mississippi River could impact drinking water in Louisiana, officials say

USACE to supply freshwater to New Orleans

Fracking wastewater injection well in Pa. raises concern

Wastewater plant going up near Hyundai site in Ga.

San Diego's stormwater system needs $1.3B in upgrades

Rain garden in Vt. city gets a refresh

How twins, AI and the cloud are helping manage water

EPA's Illegal Power Play | RealClearEnergy

EPA Publishes Class VI Draft Permits With Status Updates - Carbon Herald

EPA approves permit for fracking wastewater disposal well in Plum Borough - CBS News

Pennsylvania to increase PFAS monitoring in rivers and streams - WHYY

3M evaluating options for PFAS manufacturing in Belgium - Reuters

PFAS found in firefighting foam, turnout gear, authorities say | Local News |

Discussion | Pilot project to turn wastewater into drinkable water - YouTube

The silver lining to storm surge: How some baby fish ride out hurricanes to success | Los Angeles Daily 

Judge weighs the legality of a Florida law that overhauls Gainesville's public utility | WMNF 

Health officials lift blue-green algae bloom alert for multiple locations | Lehigh Acres Citizen 

Florida researchers find stormwater ponds and reclaimed water feed red tide blooms | WFSU 

Opinion: Citrus County’s water resources protection efforts deserve praise | Citrus County Chronicle

Opinion: Citrus County’s water resources protection efforts deserve praise | Citrus County Chronicle

Water main break notice issued for nearly 2K Lehigh Acres customers | NBC-2

NAACP signs agreement with FEMA to advance equity in disaster resilience | North Country Public Radio 

Former DEP official joins Zefiro Methane | Bradford Era 

Congress Struggles to Find Solution for Federal Funding Past September 30th

EPA Announces Commitment to Advancing Water Equity

ECOS Urges Congress to Fully Appropriate Critical Water Infrastructure Funding

White House: Shutdown would be harmful in many ways

Old, new techniques save dozens of lakes in India

Utah trail system could also save water

House measure could separate FEMA from DHS

Extreme weather a $387B problem for federal sites

Medication pollution in London rivers fell during COVID

Compound flooding study to help Fla. communities

City of Mount Dora has a week to answer FDEP Consent Order about foul odor - FOX 35 Orlando

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $7.5 Billion in Available Financing for Water ...

EPA announces $4.6b in pollution reduction grants for Pacific Northwest, Alaska 

Burgers and fries with a side of PFAS - EHN - Environmental Health News 

3M plant in Brookings finds more PFAS contamination

Testing at Rhinelander paper mill leaves Stella residents without answers on PFAS source

Wastewater project targets septic systems, straight pipes spoiling watershed - Yahoo News

*How Clean Is Our Drinking Water? - Sarasota Magazine

*Lake Mary water plant destroys 'tricky' 1,4-dixoane with high-tech solution unique to Florida

*Toxic chemicals found in South Florida tap water - Caribbean National Weekly

*City of Tampa Water Department will offer water conservation webinars - ABC Action News

*Potential subtropical system to bring lower humidity to Florida - YouTube

*Tests show drinking water is safe at a Minnesota prison, despite ... - Jacksonville Journal-Courier

*How Clean Is Our Drinking Water? | Florida Entertainment

*State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System Decreases Stake in Mueller ...

*Florida agriculture losses between $78M and $371M from Hurricane Idalia, preliminary estimate says

First pond atop the troubled Piney Point gypsum stack is closed | WUSF

Lake Mary water plant destroys ‘tricky’ 1,4-dioxane with high-tech solution unique to Florida | Orlando Sentinel

Second blue-green algae alert in Lee County in a week | WINK

Free trees: Wilton Simpson announces grants for green infrastructure | Florida Politics

*Call for Nominations: NWD 2022 Environmental Stewardship Awards Nomination Form

*EPA Drinking Water System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Grant Program RFA Application Deadline 11.06.23 Website

*EPA Drinking Water System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Grant Program RFA Application Deadline 11.06.23 

*EPA Drinking Water System Infrastructure Resilience and Sustainability Grant Program RFA Application Deadline 11.06.23 Fact Sheet