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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 ...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 113 th 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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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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