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View Resource Providing Safe Drinking Water in America: 1996 National Public Water System Annual Compliance Report and Update on Implementation of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided online access to the report, Providing Safe Drinking Water in America: 1996 National Public Water System Annual Compliance Report and Update on Implementation of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. While the report finds that US drinking water is generally safe, the EPA also reviews initiatives to improve water quality. The full-text...

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-04/documents...
View Resource Variance Technology Findings for Contaminants Regulated Before 1996

This publication, recently posted online by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), describes the variety of technology findings for contaminants regulated before 1996. The report, available in .pdf format only, is organized into five chapters. Topics included in the chapters are "the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the overall approach EPA is following to meet these requirements, . . ....

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/P100NE9P.TXT?ZyActionD=Z...
View Resource USGS Water Resources Data of USA

Announced in May 2001 by the US Geological Survey (USGS), this site provides access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The data is accessed via several categories, including real-time, surface water, ground water, and water quality. Within each section, users have multiple options to narrow their...

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/
View Resource What's Up with Our Nation's Waters?

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Website provides many educational resources for K-12 teachers. A recently posted one is the "What's Up With Our Nation's Water?" page, looking at how water quality is measured, what toxins are found in drinking water, and defining wetlands and groundwater. Highlights include a "What can I do?" section and suggested science projects. Colorful artwork...

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/20004KE0.TXT?ZyActionD=Z...
View Resource US Water News

This is the home page of the monthly publication US Water News. Most online content is news coverage of water supply and quality, legislation, water rights, conservation, and the global waterfront. The collection of links is quite impressive, with state, federal, international, nonprofit, and many other resources listed. Assorted buyer's guides for a wide variety of water products are given with...

https://www.uswaternews.com/
View Resource Online Training in Watershed Management

Another informative Web site from the Environmental Protection Agency is the Online Training in Watershed Management page. Here, citizens have access to a wealth of information and tools to help them understand and protect their water resources. Six "modules" are offered, each of which take between a half to two hours to complete. They are organized by theme including an Introduction, watershed...

https://www.epa.gov/watershedacademy