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Fifty Members of Congress Call for EPA to “Toughen” Its Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Proposal:

Trump’s New 9th Circuit Judges Causing “Shock Wave”:

Trump Signs Orders for Water Previously Dedicated to Endangered Species Protection to be Distributed to California Farmers

Representative Katko (NY) Planning on Leading a Rural Water Dear Colleague Letter in Congress in Coming Days

Time Magazine Features America’s Drinking Water Crisis

Actor Activist Mark Ruffalo in Wilmington, NC to Hear About PFAS Drinking Water Contamination

State Environmental Department Warn on Patchwork of State PFAS Rules

EPA Says YES to PFAS Drinking Water Regulations

Presidential candidates discuss water infrastructure at Las Vegas forum

Study: Deepwater Horizon disaster had much worse impact than believed

Jean Youngerman brings 3+ decades of environmental leadership to BC

EPA announces 2019 annual environmental enforcement results

Nearly half the country working on PFAS rules as EPA drags feet

Green groups plan to sue over Trump rollback of Obama waterway protections

NEPA: Do proposed changes streamline or sabotage?

GAO: Resilience planning could help utilities prepare for potential climate change impacts

Design-build delivery method takes hold in all but 2 states

EPA announces availability of $40 million to further reduce lead in drinking water

Toxic Superfund cleanups decline to more than 30-year low

WEF monitoring impact of coronavirus on water sector

Trump budget plan calls for $250 million for Florida Everglades

Chief science officer defends water-quality bills that critics argue are deeply flawed

Fixing 100 years of Florida's development barriers could improve water quality

Alliance advocates for water quality and workforce housing in Tallahassee

Water quality issues, solutions in the spotlight at Collier County town hall

Florida Bay waters suffering from salinity and lack of freshwater

3 organizations receive EPA grants for Biscayne Bay area projects

UF/IFAS' impact across the state of Florida

Cha-ching: Vacay rentals bring in bucks | Lehigh Acres Citizen

Duke continues exploring solutions for groundwater contaminations at energy complex | Citrus County Chronicle

Opinion: GUEST EDITORIAL: Bradenton Beach bets on clams to restore water quality | Herald Tribune

As Florida, Georgia battle over water, Panhandle oystermen struggle to survive | Florida Politics

Opinion: Point of View: As Florida grows, mitigation banking provides a way to preserve our natural wonders | Palm Beach Post

Opinion: OUR VIEW: Florida's watered-down bill for water quality | Herald Tribune

Boil water order lifted for Fort Lauderdale neighborhood | Sun Sentinel

UPDATE: Oakland lifts boil water notice | West Orange Times & Observer

FWC seeks input on lake plan | Okeechobee News

Fort Lauderdale Officials Respond To $1.8 Million State Fine For Sewage Spills | WLRN

Opinion: BENNETT COLUMN: A healthy river improves life along Wabash, beyond | News and Tribune

Sen. Lee Not Keeping Feelings Bottled Up As Water Bottling Restrictions Resurface In New Committee | WFSU

Part of Home Depot parking lot collapsed after semi-truck hit water line in Stuart; boil water notice issued | TCPalm

Water quality improves in St. Cloud following week of clearing out lines | WESH

Algae's toxin remains in dolphins livers, even when not blooming | Florida Today

Oakland issues boil water alert | West Orange Times & Observer

What would it take to restore the Carpenter Creek watershed? A new plan aims to find out | Pensacola News Journal

Lido Key awaits renourishment project | Your Observer

Corps Plan To Protect Keys: Raise Some Homes, Buy Out Others | WLRN

Weeki Wachee River Capacity Study | Hernando Sun

Catch-and-release extension for snook, redfish and sea trout angers some Tampa Bay anglers | Tampa Bay Times

Fort Lauderdale on verge of replacing vintage sewer pipes | Sun Sentinel

EPA admin addresses plan to protect clean water in US | WFLA

Bill targeting Florida’s algae problems heads to Senate floor | Tallahassee Democrat

Boil water notice issued for south Brevard beach residents | Florida Today

Century Approves Multiple Wastewater Improvement Projects | North Escambia



Florida fines Fort Lauderdale $1.8 million for sewage spills | Associated Press

Here’s a city that’s trying to stave off Fort Lauderdale’s sewer mess | Sun Sentinel

PSJ commissioners consider utility rate study | The Star

IWA earns Florida DEP award for drinking water | Sanibel-Captiva Islander

More than 170,000 gallons of reclaimed water spills in Sarasota | Herald Tribune

Red Tide toll prompts state to limit some fishing to catch-and-release | Tampa Bay Times

Florida moving ahead to take over federal wetlands permitting | Tampa Bay Times

Melbourne builds biggest baffle box east of Mississippi River to reduce lagoon pollution | Florida Today

‘Invisible Oil’ From Deepwater Horizon Spill May Have Reached The Florida Keys | WLRN

SJWMD: Area records rainfall deficit during past year | Clay Today

Boil water notice issued for businesses at Martin Square Plaza in Stuart; Chick-fil-A closed until notice lifted | WPTV

Coronavirus In Florida, Oil Spill's Effects In Florida Keys & Teen Digital Dating Abuse | WLRN

Experts tour Carpenter Creek before public kickoff meeting to create restoration plan | Pensacola News Journal

Stabenow talks high water | Alpena News

Opinion: Opinion: Why Florida’s local leaders are standing up for the Gulf | News-Press

Opinion: What are biosolids and how are we disposing of them? | Florida Today

Corps hashing out freshwater delivery plan | Key West Citizen

Carpenter Creek restoration is underway as team looks to make improvements | Pensacola News Journal

Should there be bike lanes on Gulf Shore Boulevard? Naples residents debate at workshop | Naples Daily News

Trump budget plan calls for $250M for Florida Everglades | Associated Press

Fort Lauderdale Hit With $1.8 Million Fine From State, Looks For Federal Funds To Stop Sewage Spills | WLRN

Water quality issues, solutions center stage at Collier County town hall | Naples Daily News

Law enforcement on fishery managers’ radar | Key West Citizen

Fort Lauderdale is facing a $1.8 million fine after 206 million gallons of sewage was discharged into the city's waterways | Gwinnett Daily Post

Ducks Unlimited ‘disappointed’ in Farm Bureau stance on swampbuster | Fence Post

Opinion: Manage Lake Okeechobee like a living system, not a reservoir | TCPalm

In Washington State, Wall Street-backed Firms Acquire Water Rights for Sell for Profit in the Future

Sunday Democratic Candidates to Discuss Plans for America’s Infrastructure at WSJ Forum in Las Vegas

Baltimore Program  Ensures Residents Do Not Pay More Than 3% of Their Household Income for Water Service

Presidential Candidate, Senator Sanders (VT), Representative Ocasio-Cortez (NY), and Actor Mark Ruffalo Announce New Legislation to Ban Fracking in the U.S.

Presidential Candidate, Senator Klobuchar (MN) Prioritizes Announcement for Rural Water Last Week

The Environmental Council of States (ECOS) has published its White Paper entitled, “Processes and Considerations for Setting State PFAS Standards”:

Representative Rashida Tlaib Video Interview:

Coronavirus Could Have Been Spread Through Improperly Vented Household Wastewater Lines

Senator Shaheen (NH) Asks for Rural Water Comments on New PFAS Legislation

Chairman Barrasso’s (WY) Resolve Is Strong

NRWA Comments on EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Sarasota, Pinellas Golf Clubs Becoming The Foundation For Parks | WUSF

Opinion: GUEST EDITORIAL: Revisiting Bobby Jones, and getting it right this time | Herald Tribune

What’s up with all the pipe breaks in Fort Lauderdale? | Tampa Bay Times

Everglades City gets $295K state grant to patch up failing sewage plant | Naples Daily News

Boil water notice in effect as crews work to fix another water leak in Fort Lauderdale | Sun Sentinel

211 million gallons of sewage spilled into Florida city waterways | WESH

Sewer Main Break At George English Park Causes Nearly 80 Million Gallons Of Raw Sewage To Flow Into Waters | CBS Miami

Fort Lauderdale mayor seeks state, federal aid after 211M gallons of sewage leaks from pipes into streets, drinking water | FOXNews

A healthy river improves life along Wabash and beyond | Vincennes Sun-Commercial

Opinion: Take action now against toxic algal blooms | Florida Times Union

Boil Water Notice For Areas Near South Fork Of New River Lifted | CBS Miami

Study of Deltona Water confirms staffing issues, outdated technology | Daytona Beach News-Journal

Precautionary boil water notice lifted for areas of Riverside Park and Tarpon River | Local 10

Washington lawmakers open groundwater fight against bottled water companies | Columbian

ECUA Sewage Spills: 307,000 Gallons Into A Swamp; 8,000 Gallons Into A Stream | North Escambia

‘Invisible oil’ from 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill reached Florida Keys | Kennebec Journal

Boil Water Notice Lifted For Parts Of Fort Lauderdale's Rio Vista Neighborhood | CBS Miami

Orange County may buy private utility Pluris, though it’s not a good deal | Orlando Sentinel

Boil order lifted in Rio Vista in Fort Lauderdale | Sun Sentinel

Contractor Hits Water Main On Nine Mile Road | North Escambia

Everglades restoration gets another boost | Lehigh Acres Citizen

Researchers looking into long-term health impacts of blue-green algae, red tide | ABC Action News

Nassau County Trying To Grow ‘Smartly’ While Preserving Rural Character | WJCT

Sewer overflow releases more than 300,000 gallons of sewage near Boiling Brook Circle and I-10 | Pensacola News Journal

Bill Proposes An Aquatic Preserve For Three Tampa Bay Area Counties | WUSF

East Pass dredging work is finally on tap | Destin Log

Ocala wetlands park still dealing with sinkholes | Ocala Star Banner

Opinion: Plastic bottles part of the problem | Citrus County Chronicle

University researchers across Florida work to figure out how algal blooms affect our health | WINK

Study: Florida Keys May Have Suffered From Deepwater Horizon Spill | WLRN

'Invisible' and 'toxic' oil made the Deepwater Horizon spill worse than thought, study says | Tallahassee Democrat

Washington state opens groundwater fight against bottled water companies | Portland Press Herald

Lawsuit Claims Army Corps Hasn't Properly Evaluated Impact Of Water Flow To Apalachicola River | WFSU

Kae Hovater: As Florida grows, mitigation banking provides a way to preserve our natural wonders | Florida Politics

Understanding State Requirements for America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) Section 2018

EPA Announces $2.7 Billion for SRFs

President Releases FY2021 Budget Proposal

Florida House plan would allow tourist tax money to be used for water quality projects

Florida measure would protect Gulf Coast waters — and economy

Senate panel approves pair of Gov. DeSantis appointees to water management district

Trump budget slashes EPA funding, environmental programs

Experts criticize EPA Lead and Copper Rule revisions

Climate change will affect access to fresh water. How will we cope?

Blue-green algae starting to appear at Franklin Lock | WINK

Fishingcast: Conditions for Southwest Florida, Feb. 14-20 | Naples Daily News

Impact from Deep Water Horizon spill felt in SWFL 10 years later | WINK

Oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster spread over a larger area than previously thought: scientists | WMNF

Oyster population Archives | Navarre Press

Mark Bennett: A healthy river improves life along Wabash and beyond | Tribune-Star