Comments on: Investing in Clean Water Pays http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/investing-in-clean-water-pays/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Lynn Thorp http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/investing-in-clean-water-pays/#comment-22362 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 18:08:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10376#comment-22362 We do need to prevent as much upstream contamination of our drinking water sources as we can and be open to rethinking our water use and management. Thanks Nancy for pointing out that we have to make improvements to our drinking water treatment too and that these can create jobs, reduce energy use and protect public health all at the same time.

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By: Tom Jablonski http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/investing-in-clean-water-pays/#comment-22361 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 14:33:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10376#comment-22361 If we really want to invest in clean water, then we need to go deeper than simply spending more money to keep our same old water wheel turning. In all likely-hood the money that was spent on the Minneapolis water treatment plant has more to do with providing more capacity to produce water to flush our wastes down the drains, or irrigate our lawns, than it does with providing safe water to drink. If we really want to protect our drinking water, we need to move upstream and reevaluate how we use water. As energy costs go up, and resources used to build complex infrastructure become scare, we can no longer afford to throw technology around in an effort to clean up the water are actions dirtied in the first place. Hiding behind jobs, or improved efficiency is no excuse for allowing are water wasting practices to continue.

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By: Michael Sevener http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/investing-in-clean-water-pays/#comment-22360 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 13:45:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10376#comment-22360 I applaud EPA’s dedication and renewed focus on approaching CWA and drinking water issues in a more holistic fashion. This is related to the EPA memo regarding development of an integrated planning framework for stormwater and wastewater management. I hope EPA will recognize the value of decentralized approaches and in particular the value of rainwater harvesting as an important tool to reduce the abstraction of natural waters from their natural environment while at the same time reducing stormwater runoff. I hope that EPA will also recognize that the “zero tolerance” SSO policy that has driven so many consent decrees around the nation is misguided with regard to the elimination of engineered SSO’s. Just as no dam would ever be built without an emergency spillway or pressure vessel without its pressure relief valve, so our sanitary collection systems MUST be designed with adequate means to channel flows in excess of system capacity to the least damaging location.

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/10/investing-in-clean-water-pays/#comment-22359 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:49:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=10376#comment-22359 Water Infrastructure : Joint Operations With Tidal Wave.-

To manage water has complicated and needs many survey aspects. But the results are driving for economic growth and job creation. Tidal wave is natural resources and could also make to create them….

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