• September

      13

      2017
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    Prepare for flooding

    For communities, companies, or water and wastewater facilities: Suggested activities to help facilities prepare for flooding. (The linked information is written for hurricane preparedness but much of it will still apply to flooding preparedness activities.) Improve the security and resilience of drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. VIDEO: Drinking water and wastewater utilities are vulnerable to

    • September

      12

      2017
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    How to Remove Mold and Mildew from Front-Load Washing Machines

    I’ve had my front-loading washing machine for about four years, and it has some great advantages – it’s quiet, fast, uses less water and detergent, and gently tumbles (rather than yanking) my clothes. In general, I’ve been so pleased with it that I was shocked one day when I opened the door and was nearly

    • September

      11

      2017
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    MOLD. THE FUNGUS AMONG US.

    THE TRUTH BEHIND MOLD ALLERGENS Mold is a fungus that is found both indoors and out. If you come into contact with mold, it could trigger an allergic reaction. But don’t despair. You can take action. OUTDOOR MOLD Outdoor mold grows on rotting logs and fallen leaves, in compost piles, and on grasses and grains.

    • September

      7

      2017
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    The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index: A Research Tool

    Summary A research tool, called the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI), has been developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD). Dust samples are collected in a home and DNA from mold in the dust is analyzed. The sample is then compared to the ERMI, an index or scale, which

    • September

      5

      2017
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    Green Remediation: Incorporating Sustainable Environmental Practices into Remediation of Contaminated Sites

    Green remediation is the practice of considering all environmental effects of remedy implementation and incorporating options to maximize net environmental benefit of cleanup actions. This primer outlines the principles of green remediation and describes opportunities to reduce the footprint of cleanup activities throughout the life of a project. Best management practices (BMPs) outlined in this

    • August

      30

      2017
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    Drinking Water: Total Coliform

    Beginning April 1, 2016, the Federal Revised Total Coliform Rule (rTCR) will become effective. The revisions include the new Coliform Treatment Technique requirement replacing the Total Coliform MCL, and a new E.coli MCL regulatory limit. The Revised Total Coliform Rule establishes a “Find-and-fix” approach for investigating and correcting causes of coliform problems within water distribution

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