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Monday, May 14, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – May 3, 2018 -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping low income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, announced the completion of its 100th water well since the program began in 2012.Funded by USDA Household Water Well System grants and matching funds from Water Systems Council member companies, the Water Well Trust provides low-interest loans ...read more
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Monday, February 12, 2018
 WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 7, 2018 -- The Water Systems Council (WSC), the only national nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and water well systems, expressed its enthusiastic support today for the introduction of bipartisan legislation that will modernize investment in water infrastructure by empowering states to invest in multiple water infrastructure projects. The ...read more
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C., -- November 7, 2017 -- David Rutz of Xylem Inc. and Donna Weller of Baker Manufacturing, LLC, have been named to the Water Systems Council (WSC) board of directors.  Rutz is Director of North American Sales–Residential and Agriculture, Xylem. He has worked in Xylem’s Applied Water Systems business unit for five years and has extensive experience in residential, industrial and ...read more
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 7, 2017 -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has received a 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 nine New Mexico counties.  The USDA grant and matching funds from the ...read more
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- October 25, 2017 -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has completed 27 water well projects in 16 Georgia counties funded by a grant from the USDA’s Household Water Well Systems Grant program. In 2015, the USDA awarded a $140,000 matching grant to the Water Well Trust to increase potable water ...read more
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Friday, July 21, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- July 21, 2017 -- Rural northwest Arkansas resident Mike Frazee provided emotional testimony yesterday before a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife hearing on what it’s like to live in America with no access to safe drinking water.   Frazee, whose family lacked access to safe drinking water for decades before they were ...read more
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC -- December 20, 2016 -- President Obama has signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements 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 113th Congress on September 18, 2014, the Water ...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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