Protecting Rivers & Your Clean Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pennsylvania’ Department of Protection list of impaired waterways disappointing advocates for a healthy Susquehanna River.Read more »
More than six months ago, Hurricane Sandy swept through the mid-Atlantic leaving a path of destruction across New York, New Jersey, and surrounding states. With total damage estimates reaching $70 billion, communities across the region are still recovering from its impacts.Read more »
In the last two years, we have seen a record number of extreme weather events including floods, heat waves, droughts, fires and snowstorms. In 2011, 14 different extreme weather events resulted in damages of more than $1 billion each. That trend has shown no signs of abating.Read more »
Many of us are familiar with maintenance in some form. Whether it’s getting an oil change for the car or unclogging the sink, if we don’t get around to it, we usually end up paying in the long run.
Maintenance for infrastructure that manages stormwater runoff works in much the same manner, albeit at a larger scale. Without consistent maintenance, these practices can fail forcing expensive repairs and posing significant health and safety risks.
American Rivers has been a leader on clean water issues for some time now, and nowhere is this more evident than in our work on stormwater. In particular, we have been working to ensure that the USEPA comes out with a balanced and effective approach to managing stormwater in its anticipated new stormwater rule.Read more »
Atlanta is known for being a city of trees and lush green landscapes. At the same time, it is also known for being a congested sprawling metropolis with plenty of pavement and related stormwater problems and water supply issues.Read more »
Federal funding, such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs), is critical to support protection of clean water and increase investment in the infrastructure that keeps our drinking water safe and our rivers, lakes, and streams healthy. On Friday, federal investments in our nation’s water infrastructure could be significantly cut if sequestration goes into effect.Read more »