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Friday, September 11, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- September 10, 2020 --The Water Well Trust, a national nonprofit helping rural Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Household Water Well Systems (HWWS) program for projects to increase potable water availability to rural households throughout the U.S.  The USDA grant and matching funds from ...read more
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Friday, April 24, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 24, 2020 -- “While today’s ruling came as a disappointment, we respect the Supreme Court’s decision on this matter. We maintain that states should have the right to manage their groundwater and we are interested in exploring legislative avenues to bring clarity to this issue. Today’s SCOTUS decision clearly indicates there is more work to be done.”   Last year, NGWA and ...read more
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Thursday, April 23, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- April 23, 2020 -- Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The case examines whether the Clean Water Act requires a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit when pollutants are conveyed from a point source to navigable waters by a nonpoint source. In this case, that nonpoint source was ...read more
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – March 19, 2020 -- A co-development effort by the Water Systems Council and ASSE International to update the standard for Performance Requirements for Pitless Adapters, Pitless Units, and Well Caps -- ASSE 1093-2019 / WSC PAS-97(2019) -- has resulted in its designation as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Water Systems Council ...read more
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- February 11, 2020 -- A Suffolk, Virginia, family of seven and a Crete, Illinois, family of six are now enjoying a clean supply of running water in their homes thanks to the Water Well Trust and its partnerships with The Chris Long Foundation and the Groundwater Foundation. The Crawford family of Suffolk, VA, received a new water well thanks to the Hometown H2O program, an ...read more
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Monday, December 09, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- December 9, 2019 -- The Water Well Trust, a national nonprofit helping low-income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, is partnering with The Chris Long Foundation and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to create a new domestic water program called “Hometown H2o” with the support of corporate partners Xylem and Goulds Water Technologies. Working ...read more
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
 WASHINGTON, DC – October 30, 2019 -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping low income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has received a $100,000 donation from the Groundwater Foundation to fund the drilling of 10 water wells in high-need, low-resource rural areas across the U.S.The Groundwater Foundation, which focuses on local groundwater education and ...read more
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC –- June 4, 2019 -– The Water Systems Council (WSC) and the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) have filed an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief in the case of County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund that is currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. In the case, the Court will consider the question of whether the Clean Water Act requires a permit when ...read more
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Friday, March 01, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- March 1, 2019 -- The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping low income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, has completed its second water well project funded by a Culligan Cares donation. The latest Culligan Cares project was completed for a single Mother in Georgia with 4 dependent children ages 17 to 8. The family had been living without access ...read more
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
 WASHINGTON, DC – December 4, 2018 --The Water Systems Council (WSC) has signed a five-year memorandum of understanding with the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) that provides a foundation for collaboration on future joint projects and initiatives.   WSC executive director Margaret Martens and NGWA CEO Terry S. Morse, CIC, signed the MOU following the first day of the Groundwater Summit ...read more
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC -- October 25, 2018 -- The Water Systems Council (WSC), the only national nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and water well systems, celebrated President Trump’s signing of America’s Water Infrastructure Act into law earlier this week, saying that the new law is a major step toward providing all Americans with safe, clean drinking water.  The new law includes ...read more
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