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Oil washes up along 5 miles of Johnson Beach on Perdido Key 10 days after Sally | Pensacola News Journal

Joe Gruters coasts ahead on water message for first TV ad | Florida Politics

High waves, king tides from storms create minimal erosion to Treasure Coast beaches | TCPalm

Rubio Introduces Legislation To Ease Path For Aquaculture Development In Federal Waters | WUSF

New technology kills blue-green algae with ultrasonic waves; will it help St. Lucie River? | TCPalm

Pass dredging helps St. Andrews State Park | WJHG

State Warns Of Excessive Lead In One Escambia County (AL) Water System | North Escambia

More blue-green algae spotted in Cape Coral canals | WINK

Organizational Culture: The Key to Successful Innovation

Youth Outreach: It's No Joke

Free Energy Assessments Produce Significant Savings

Resilient Leadership

Why Companies Doing the Right Thing Matters More Than Ever

Raising the Profile of the Water Industry

Don't Let the Association Burn Down

Eight Texas Communities Issue Disaster Declaration or “Do Not Use Water Order” after Detecting Naegleria Fowleri

EPA Webinar on Small System Grants for Training and Technical Assistance 

ASDWA Releases White Paper Summarizing Water Distribution System

Numerous Carbonated Bottled Waters All Show Levels of PFAs

Kentucky Order Preventing Water Utility Disconnections and Past Due Charges Lifted on October 20 

City of Newark’s Mayor Makes Progress on Lead Rule Compliance, But not Enough for Social Justice Advocates

Trump's SCOTUS Pick Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Environmentalists Depressed

“The Trump Administration Announces USDA $268 Million Investment in Rural Water Infrastructure,”  

Senators Tillis (NC) and Shaheen (Granite State) Introduce Legislation to Provide Emergency Funding for Struggling Rural Water Systems 

Oregon RWA Circuit Rider Spends Sunday Helping Small Water System Operators Locate and Turn-Off Water Services to Burned Homes in McKenzie River Pass 

The Senate is to Approve a Stopgap Continuing Resolution to Keep the Federal Government Operating Through December 11 this Week After the House Passed the Measure Last Tuesday

NRWA Regulatory Accomplishments Quarterly Report 

E.P.A. to Promote Lead Testing Rule as Trump Tries to Burnish His Record | New York Times

$11 million spent for land near Santa Fe River to protect springs | Gainesville Sun

Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Texas city | WFTV

Contaminated water at Piney Point puts Tampa Bay on brink of disaster | WMNF

Recent Biscayne Bay Crisis Heightens Calls For Action | South Dade News Leader

New report brings concern over impacts of St. Johns River dredging project | First Coast News

Don't expect emergency sirens anytime soon in Longboat Key | Your Observer

Recent rains causing Sanibel waters to turn brown, experts say more runoff is possible | NBC-2

JEA Delivery and Collection maintenance crews safely made repairs to two water mains damaged during Hurricane Sally

Springfield residents need to start paying utility bills | My Panhandle

Army Corps of Engineers won't release Lake Okeechobee water this week | WPTV

Bonita Springs uses bio-reactor to clean up algae from local waterways | NBC-2

Army Corps holding off on water releases for now | NBC-2

Army Corps says it won't send Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee for now | WINK

No lake releases this week | Okeechobee News

Army Corps: No Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River for now, but likely soon | TCPalm

Hurricane Eloise hit the Panhandle 45 years ago | My Panhandle

New technology may help in the fight against blue-green algae | News-Press

Corps, SFWMD making progress on Everglades restoration | Okeechobee News

Will LOWRP make a difference in lake levels? | Okeechobee News

Beachgoers report erosion following nor’easter | News4Jax

SJRWMD approves fiscal year 2020-21 budget, cuts tax rate for 8th consecutive year | TCPalm

Navarre Beach lost about 100 million cubic yards of sand during Hurricane Sally | Pensacola News Journal

Algae thrives in summer heat | Okeechobee News

Longboat Key seeks permitting for dry line piping after June's sewage break | Your Observer

Jacksonville City Council approves plan to steer spending into oldest neighborhoods | Florida Times Union

Rapidly rising Lake O increases likelihood of releases to coastal estuaries | Okeechobee News

‘Extraordinary’ class action lawsuit takes on FPL over Fort Lauderdale water main break | Local 10

County’s Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds Upgraded | Hernando Sun

Army Corps may delay Lake Okeechobee discharges because of king tides, algae blooms | TCPalm

Concerns grow over looming Lake Okeechobee discharges | WPTV

Freshwater runoff leads to dark water near Sanibel | WINK

Officials work on restoration plan for St. Andrews State Park after Sally erodes shoreline | My Panhandle

Bioreactor that removes Imperial River pollutants earns statewide award | News-Press

South Florida Water Management District approves budget, tax rate for upcoming fiscal year | TCPalm

How your lawn’s fertilizers can contribute to the red tide; counties combat their use | WFTV

SFWMD's Annual South Florida Wading Bird Report shows 2019 decrease in nests | TCPalm

Palm Beach County inspector general investigates Delray Beach water concerns | WPTV

Why JEA believes your sewer bill will go up next year | News4Jax

Wading Birds Returned To Historic Everglades Nesting Grounds Last Year, But In Lower Numbers | WUSF

Boil Water Notice Now Lifted For Kings Road Subdivision; Full System Wide Notice Was Lifted Monday | North Escambia

Leaders hold virtual town hall discussing ways to save Biscayne Bay | Local 10

Beach renourishment slows for Sally, dune addition approved | Anna Maria Islander

Waterline break causes issues in Panama City Beach | WJHG

St. Augustine residents, your water might taste funny, but it’s OK | News4Jax

Brown water begins to plague water off Sanibel Lighthouse | NBC-2

Pilot program in DeBary aims to reduce algal blooms by ‘mechanical harvesting’ | WFTV

Keep red clay and sand out of our waterways | Gulf Breeze News

Sea turtles not slowed by Sally, season nearly done | Anna Maria Islander

ECUA Lifts System Wide Boil Water Notice; Boil Order Still Remains For These Streets In Cantonment, East Hill | North Escambia

Boil water notice rescinded for Pace, Gulf Breeze areas | Pensacola News Journal

Melbourne mayor candidates split on keeping fluoride in city water | Florida Today

Cape Coral's Makai Canal tests positive for blue-green algae | NBC-2

Plan to send water south met with guarded optimism | Key West Citizen

Broward judge approves class-action lawsuit against FPL | Local 10

ECUA boil water notice lifted for all except Kings Road subdivision, part of East Hill | Pensacola News Journal

State earmarks $13 million for Marion springs restoration | Ocala Star Banner

More than $1 million approved for Cape Coral reclaimed water project | NBC-2

Opinion: Lake O discharges: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water| Gil Smart | TCPalm

ECUA Trash Collection Back To Normal Schedule | North Escambia

Escambia County faces 'long march' to recovery, wait continues for major disaster declaration | Pensacola News Journal

Ocala Wetland Recharge Park Opens Today | Ocala Star Banner

Walton County beach renourishment requires cooperation | My Panhandle

Opinion: The Nature Coast: Our special responsibility | Citrus County Chronicle

Business giant near Okefenokee refuge fights back against planned mining | Florida Times Union

Rising Lake Okeechobee water levels cause concern for release to coasts | WINK

Opinion: The forgotten lakes of Citrus | Citrus County Chronicle

NRWA’s Regulatory Committee Report on the Benefit of the Association’s Regulatory Policy Advocacy

NRWA’s Regulatory Committee Explains the Benefit of the Association’s Regulatory Policy Advocacy

Hurricane Sally damage in Escambia County up to $139 million — and rising | Pensacola News Journal

Ron DeSantis announces another $50M for spring restoration | Florida Politics

Photos: Residents line up to receive food and water at points of distribution sites | Pensacola News Journal

Naples beach outfall removal project takes step forward after city council actions | Naples Daily News

Florida to spend $2.3 million on spring restoration projects in North Central Florida. | WCJB

Everglades Spending Needs To Top $7 Billion Over The Next Decade To Stay On Track | WUSF

Raw Sewage: More advisories issued for Panama City waterways | WJHG

Army Corps: Lake Okeechobee discharges to St. Lucie River could be coming — and soon | TCPalm

DeSantis highlights springs restoration with funding to benefit Weeki Wachee | Orlando Sentinel

Chipley sewage spill cleaned up after Hurricane Sally | WJHG

Jenny Staletovich | WUSF

City responds to 2 water main breaks in area of Santa Barbara Blvd in Cape Coral | WINK

Escambia County will open seven food and water distribution sites Saturday | Pensacola News Journal

Okaloosa still dealing with sewage issues from Hurricane Sally | Northwest Florida Daily News

Destin experiences beach erosion after Sally | My Panhandle

Florida Governor Ron Desantis Announces $50 Million For Statewide Springs Restoration | CBS Miami

As climate change poses an increasing risk, coastal cities rethink engineering to protect against storms | KXXV

Lake O releases to Caloosahatchee expected soon due to water level | WINK

Rural Water Strong

Panama City addresses potential sewer issues | My Panhandle

What you need to know if you live in Escambia County after Hurricane Sally | Pensacola News Journal

EPA allocates $1M to help USF study harmful algal blooms | Florida Politics

One million gallons of raw sewage in Lynn Haven Bayou | My Panhandle

The Florida DOH has issued a health advisory around Anderson and Lynn Haven Bayous | WJHG

Pensacola Bay Cruises' ferries heavily damaged during Hurricane Sally | Pensacola News Journal

Bonita Springs mayor upset over how one community is handling water quality | WINK

Need water? Local businesses are handing out free water after Hurricane Sally | Pensacola News Journal

Mary Esther experiencing sanitary sewer overflows | WJHG

Naples wants community feedback about plan to control flooding | WINK

Boil Water Notice Continues For All ECUA Customers | North Escambia

Department of Health advises against swimming in Mexico Beach after raw sewage spill | WJHG

Not Over Yet: Gulf Coast Braces for 2nd Round of Flooding in Sally's Wake | NBC 5

USDA awards $1.5 million to clean up watershed | Reporter


Opinion: Breaching Rodman Dam would benefit water quality, ecotourism | Daytona Beach News-Journal

 Strained Rural Water Utilities Buckle Under Pandemic Pressure  From PEW

Water technology giant, Siemens, signs on as a founding partner for Gwinnett's The Water Tower research center -

Fitch Upgrades Hollywood, FL's Water & Sewer Revs to 'AA'; Outlook Stable - Fitch Ratings

Wastewater data helping local experts identify COVID-19 hot spots early -

EPA Recognizes New Hampshire Citizens with Regional Environmental Award | US EPA - U.S.

Pennsylvania American Water Helps Protect the Source to Provide High Quality Water - Stockhouse

El Salvador - reminder for owners of wastewater treatment systems - Lexology

‘It’s Green’: Progress Slows As Newnans Lake Cleanup Efforts Continue | WUFT

Longboat Key estimates sewage spill was much smaller than amount reported to state | Herald Tribune

All ECUA customers under precautionary boil water notice | Pensacola News Journal

The race for the coast: Jennifer Webb and Linda Chaney tackle environment | Florida Politics


Water activist keeps law on her side | Key West Citizen

Gulf County officials have multiple concerns amidst Sally’s arrival | WJHG

Destin and other Okaloosa beaches to undergo post-Hurricane Sally review | Northwest Florida Daily News

Plan to send water south met with guarded optimism | Key West Citizen

Flooding issues in Gulf County lead to severe beach erosion | My Panhandle

Sand replenished at thinnest beaches | Anna Maria Islander

Longboat Boat Key estimates 11 million gallons spilled during June's sewage break | Your Observer

Panama City officials address storm water and sewage system concerns | My Panhandle

Melbourne mayoral candidates disagree over fluoridation of drinking water supply | Florida Today

Survey will aid UF researchers assess 2018 red tide event | Florida Weekly

Health advisory released after algae found in Cape Coral canal | NBC-2

Florida State taps Everglades researcher to direct Coastal and Marine Laboratory | Tallahassee Democrat

Sarasota County considers $1.3 billion budget | Your Observer

Pensacola Beach water main break reported, ECUA will shut off water 11 p.m. | Pensacola News Journal

Panama City Beach residents see flash flooding, beach erosion | My Panhandle

There may be a future solution to flooding in Bonita Springs caused by Hurricane Sally | WINK

Audubon Society to Discuss Pagosa Wetlands | Pagosa Springs Daily Post

DES: Spofford Lake bacteria might be variety never found before in region | Keene Sentinel

See weather conditions, rising waters as Hurricane Sally approaches landfall on Gulf Coast | Hattiesburg American

FDOH issues water advisory for St. Lucie River in Martin County for high bacteria | TCPalm

Trump Moratorium Order Leads To Questions | WJCT

Alico completes sale of conservation land to Florida for $28.5 million | News-Press

‘GatorByte’ to detect water quality less expensively | Okeechobee News

UF scientists work to develop method to measure red tide air toxins | WINK

Smelly, brown water will be a thing of the past after Indiantown OKs $8 million for water plant | TCPalm

‘Scientific Undertaking’ | Jamestown Post-Journal

Two executive golf courses to be closed due to excessive rain | Villages News

Oregon Rural Water Responds to Rural Community Water Utilities Damage by Fires

Attorney Steve Harris’s Answer When Section 1926(b) Protection Attaches to a USDA “Guaranteed” Loan

Rural Water Senior Leaders on Front Lines of Emergency Relief - Executive Directors Credeur, Matthews, and Williams all “On-site” in Hurricane Laura Emergency Response Efforts:

Speaker Pelosi and White House Agree to a Clean Continuing Resolution to Fund the Government Past October 1 Without Tying it to Stimulus Talks (FNN news)

Senators declare any fifth coronavirus relief bill all but dead before November election (The Hill).

Minnesota Drafts $700 Million Plan to Address PFAS in Water from Its $850 Million Settlement with 3M

Strained Rural Water Utilities Buckle Under Pandemic

Chicago Crafts Plan to Replace Lead Service Lines

Millions of Americans Lack Clean, Affordable Water:

Ohio Fracking Brine Injected in Well Migrated to Wells at Least Five Miles Away

Floodgates open as South Florida readies for tropical depression | Local 10

Scientists analyze how to predict when, where algae blooms will occur on Lake Okeechobee | WPTV

Grand jury report finds ECUA board was 'grossly negligent,' calls for better oversight | Pensacola News Journal

Thousands of gallons of sewage spill in Sarasota County after pipe cracks | Herald Tribune

Algal bloom in Cape Coral Highlander Canal still causing problems despite city efforts | NBC-2

Indian River Lagoon Faces Weather Conditions That Could Lead to Elevated Risk of Fish Kills | Space Coast Daily

South Florida Water Management District proposes $1.2 billion budget for 2020-21 | TCPalm

Expert sends Cape Coral water sample to be tested for blue-green algae | WINK

University of Florida researchers win grant to detect red tide toxins in air | Naples Daily News

Boil-water order for Hendricks Isle in Fort Lauderdale | Sun Sentinel

Snake Island to close Monday to boaters as dredging project begins | Herald Tribune

Council Sessions Approve City Expenditures | South Dade News Leader

Steube joins president to celebrate Florida environmental initiatives | Okeechobee News

Water main break causes flooding in Belleair, fire rescue says | WTSP

Importance of wetlands to be topic of Audubon Society meeting | Pagosa Springs Sun

Opinion: Breaching dam would bring ecotourism benefits | Gainesville Sun

Final LCRR Still Under OMB Review

Upcoming EPA DWSRF and Drinking Water System Partnerships Webinar

California Division of Drinking Water Releases PFAS Monitoring Requirements for Water Systems

EPA Hosting Lead and Copper Webinars September 17 and 23

White House Issues Memorandum on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery

Strained Water Utilities Buckle Under Pandemic Pressure.

Final LCRR Still Under OMB Review

BP invests in offshore wind to power 2 million American homes | NBC-2

Marco Island City Council approves 5% raise for City Manager Mike McNees | Naples Daily News

Panama City Beach sewer rate is going up slightly | WJHG

C.M. WALKER | Alachua County Today

McGregor Reserve residents fed up with poor water quality, say what the city is doing just isn't enough | WINK

Indian River lagoon is pea-soup green, raising fears of another 'bloom of doom' | Florida Today

Tallahassee breaks ground for new water quality laboratory | Tallahassee Democrat

Opinion: OUR VIEW: Sarasota's city leaders should not dig up old dirt on lift station | Herald Tribune

Oakland passes first hearing of tentative $21.5 million budget | West Orange Times & Observer

Opinion: Treasure Coast benefits from Trump administration with regard to water projects | TCPalm

Tiger Point purchase, CTA bond agency proved beneficial to the area | Gulf Breeze News

SFWMD will link polluted C-23 Canal to cleansing C-44 reservoir to spare St. Lucie River | TCPalm

Lift Station 87: What went wrong? | Your Observer

Hurricane Irma: How Marco Island weathered the storm | Naples Daily News

County will pursue eminent domain for two properties blocking beach renourishment project | Palm Coast Observer

Nearly 80,000 gallons of sewage spills into Fort Myers ditch | NBC-2

Opinion: Guest column: Commercial fish farms will harm the Gulf of Mexico | The Advocate

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