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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – December 20, 2016 -- President Obama has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvemen ts for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law, which includes provisions of the Water Supply Cost Savings Act championed by the Water Systems Council and other leading water well industry groups over the past three years. Originally introduced in the 113 th Congress on September 18, 2014, the ...read more
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Monday, November 21, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – November, 21, 2016 -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has completed two water well projects in south Texas in memory of the late CEO of Pumps of Houston, Inc., E.D. “Skip” Cook. Cook dedicated 45 years to Pumps of Houston, Inc., and was an active member of several groundwater industry ...read more
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Monday, November 07, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- November 2, 2016 -- On September 15, 2016 the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 -- legislation containing the Water Systems Council’s top federal priority, The Water Supply Cost Savings Act -- on a vote of 95 to 3. On September 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed WRDA 2016 by a vote of 399 to 25. Included in HR 5303 is an Amendment ...read more
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Monday, October 31, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- October 31, 2016 -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has completed 24 water well projects in 10 Arkansas counties funded by a grant from the USDA’s Household Water Well Systems Grant program. In 2014, the USDA awarded a $140,000 matching grant to the Water Well Trust to increase potable water ...read more
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Monday, October 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- October 24, 2016 -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has received a third grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Household Water Well Systems program for a project to increase potable water availability to rural households in seven South Carolina counties and three New York counties. The ...read more
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- September 15, 2016 -- Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 -- legislation containing WSC's top federal priority, The Water Supply Cost Savings Act -- on a vote of 95 to 3. The Savings Act aims to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the ...read more
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- July 13, 2016 -- A study released earlier today by the U.S. Geological Survey serves as a reminder to residential well owners that testing and properly maintaining private wells is important to ensure clean, safe drinking water. The study showed the potential for corrosive groundwater in all 50 U.S. states, ranging from low to moderate in 25 states and high to very high in 25 ...read more
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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - - July 6, 2016 -- The Water Well Trust (WWT), the only national nonprofit helping low income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has announced that it is expanding from ten to twelve the number of Georgia counties eligible to receive assistance for drilling a new water well or rehabilitate an existing well. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...read more
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Friday, June 10, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- June 10, 2016 -- The Water Systems Council (WSC), the only national, nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and small water well systems, announced today that it is providing HELP System for Emergency Response information packets to state emergency response agencies that will tell water well owners how to recover their wells following an emergency or natural ...read more
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- April 27, 2016 -- The Water Well Trust (WWT), the only national nonprofit helping low income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has announced that it is expanding from six to 10 the number of Georgia counties eligible to receive assistance for drilling a new water well or rehabilitate an existing well. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded ...read more
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- February 17, 2016 -- The Water Systems Council (WSC), the only national, nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and small water well systems, has published a new Well Owner’s Manual that is now available for free to well owners across the U.S. The Water Systems Council received a grant in 2015 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ...read more
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Thursday, December 03, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- December 3, 2015 -- The Water Well Trust (WWT), the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has received a second $140,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Household Water Well Systems program for a project to increase potable water availability to rural households in six Georgia counties. The Water Well Trust will ...read more
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- September 17, 2015 -- The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533 “Savings Act”), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. ...read more
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Friday, August 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- August 28, 2015 -- The Water Systems Council (WSC), the only national, nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and small water well systems, has received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide technical assistance, training, and educational programs to owners of private and small community water wells. The Water Systems Council ...read more
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- July 29, 2015 -- The Water Well Trust (WWT), the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, is seeking low income households from five counties in northwest Arkansas and one county in Oklahoma to receive new water wells or rehabilitate existing wells. In October 2014, the USDA awarded a $140,000 matching grant to the Water Well Trust ...read more
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Monday, June 22, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- June 22, 2015 -- Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the bipartisan ''Water Supply Cost Savings Act,'' or ''Savings Act,'' legislation to provide small communities across the nation with critical information on the use of water wells and water well systems to deliver high quality, affordable drinking ...read more
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Tuesday, June 02, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- June 2, 2015 -- Jeff Hyson, Director of Sales for Pentair - Water Solutions, has been named to the Water Systems Council Board of Directors. He replaces Dan Borah, who left Pentair after six years to pursue other interests. Hyson joined Pentair in 2012 as Director of Sales for Pentair's Electronic Protection business where he managed the sales of Schroff brand products into ...read more
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Monday, April 27, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- April 27, 2015 -- The Water Systems Council (WSC) will hold its 2015 Great Lakes Children’s Water Festival on May 14, 2015 on the campus of Penn State Erie, the Behrend College in Erie, Pennsylvania, drawing almost 1,700 5 th grade students from Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. The 2015 Great Lakes Children’s Water Festival is one of the largest WSC has ever hosted. ...read more
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- April 1. 2015 -- The Water Supply Cost Savings Act, H.R. 1160, a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating greater use of cost-effective alternatives like water well systems, has been reintroduced in the 114 th Congress by Representative Marlin Stutzman (R-IN). "The ...read more
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