Learning about water while ‘safer at home’ — News on TAP

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Learning about water while ‘safer at home’ — News on TAP

Denver Water’s Youth Education program has an online platform for students to learn about water in Colorado from their homes. The post Learning about water while ‘safer at home’ appeared first on News on TAP.

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Main break creates impressive geyser — News on TAP

Video captures the power of water under pressure and the importance of Denver Water’s 24/7 emergency response. The post Main break creates impressive geyser appeared first on News on TAP.

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@EPA decides against limits on drinking water pollutant linked to health risks, especially in children — The Washington Post #PFAS

PFAS contamination in the U.S. via ewg.org. [Click the map to go to the website.]

From The Washington Post (Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin):

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided not to limit perchlorate, a chemical that has long been detected in the drinking water of many Americans and linked to potential brain damage in fetuses and newborns and thyroid problems in adults, according to two agency officials briefed on the matter.

They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the decision hasn’t been announced.

The move, which comes despite the fact that the EPA faces a court order to establish a national standard for the chemical compound by the end of June, marks the latest shift in a long-running fight over whether to curb the chemical used in rocket fuel.

Under President Barack Obama, the EPA had announced in 2011 that it planned to set the first enforceable limits on perchlorate because of its potential health impacts. Both the Defense Department and military manufacturers have long resisted any restrictions on the chemical, which is also used in fireworks, munitions and other ignition devices. It naturally occurs in some areas, such as parts of the Southwest.

In an email Thursday, EPA spokeswoman Corry Schiermeyer said the agency “has not yet made a final decision” on whether to limit perchlorate in drinking water. “The next step in the process is to send the final action to the Office of Management and Budget for interagency review,” she said. “The agency expects to complete this step shortly.”

The New York Times first reported the agency’s decision.

The EPA also issued a news release Thursday in which Administrator Andrew Wheeler hailed the fact that levels of perchlorate exposure have declined since 2011. Though no federal standards regulating perchlorate levels in drinking water exist, some states have already acted to reduce the amounts in their drinking water systems. California and Massachusetts, for example, have set limits for perchlorate at levels far lower than what the EPA had previously proposed.

Bond sale and refi to save water users at least $17.5 million over time — News on TAP

Denver Water raises about $300 million to help pay for capital improvements and minimize future rate increases. The post Bond sale and refi to save water users at least $17.5 million over time appeared first on News on TAP.

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Big water savings come home in groundbreaking pilot project — News on TAP

Water efficiency coming to 40 new homes in Stapleton area by using greywater. The post Big water savings come home in groundbreaking pilot project appeared first on News on TAP.

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Mountain runoff picking up after snowpack hits 2020 peak — News on TAP

Denver Water expects its storage reservoirs to fill by early July. The post Mountain runoff picking up after snowpack hits 2020 peak appeared first on News on TAP.

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