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Assisting Schools and Child Care Facilities in Addressing Lead in Drinking Water
 

This report on contamination monitoring technologies was prepared by the American Water Works Association. More»

 
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The National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 

NCID provided useful information concerning waterborne diseases. More »

 
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EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
 

This site contains information about water infrastructure, data and databases, children and drinking water, and water protection. More »

 
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EPA Office of Water
 

This site provides information on regulations, funding, publications, training, and other resources. More »

 
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EPA Water Security Site
 

The EPA Water Security Site provides resources for water utilities, state and local governments, public health officials, emergency responders and engineers, and law enforcement, among others. More »

 
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CDC Parasitic Pathways - Drinking Water
 
This Web site provides links to various CDC resources on drinking water parasites, including relevant Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report articles. More »
 
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CDC's Recreational Water Illness Web Site
 

The CDC's program Healthy Swimming 2001, is designed to reduce the spread of recreational water illnesses (RWIs).  The site has a newsletter for pool staff and an outbreak toolkit for public health professionals that includes questionnaires, form letter, and an environmental health investigation form for use during pool-related RWI outbreaks. More »

 
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CDC's Safe Water System (SWS)
 
The SWS was developed by the CDC and the Pan American Health Organization to address diseases that are attributed to unsafe water.  The website houses information on SWS topics, including safe water storage, household water treatment, and resources for public health professionals and organizations to start a new SWS project. More »
 
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CDC/APHA Webinar Series - "Drought: When Every Drop Counts"
 

This four-part webinar series provided information about the preconditions leading up to the 2012 drought situation, discussed the significant overarching public health issues related to drought, and highlighted how states, locals and American Indian and Alaska Native communities are responding. More »

 
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EPA Non-Point Source Funding
 
Information on funding opportunities from both EPA and non-EPA sites for non-point source pollution prevention available through the EPA/Nonpoint Source Control Branch. More »
 
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EPA Nonpoint Source Pollution
 

This Web site includes model ordinances to serve as a template for those charged with making decisions concerning growth and environmental protection.  For each model ordinance listed, there are several real-life examples of ordinances used by local and state governments around the nation. More »

 
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USGS Water Resources Web Site
 

This Web site provides information on water data (both use and quality), GIS, publications and products, technical resources, local water quality information from USGS's regional offices, and links to USGS programs. More »

 
 
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Local Health Department in Action: Franklin County
The Franklin County (OH) Health Department conducted an 18-month long project to pilot test a protocol to help local health officials better understand and respond to citizens that report health effects associated with the land application of biosolids and other soil amendments. The project is second in a series funded by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) to systematically collect and manage complaints, exposures, and human health symptoms in relation to biosolids land application and other soil amendments. More »
 
 
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Pilot Testing: Surveillance and Investigation of the Illness Reported by Neighbors of Biosolids Land Application and Other Soil Amendments
As a result of the 2002 National Research Council (NRC) study entitled Biosolids Applied to Land: Advancing Standards and Practices, there was an important recommendation to “establish a framework for an approach to implement human health investigations.” WERF funded through its public partnering process a project to develop a draft five-step rapid response investigation protocol to collect data on reports of health effects from neighbors of land application sites. This project (Phase II) field-tested and refined the Phase I draft protocol (WERF Stock no. 06-HHE-5PP) which was the highest ranked priority at the 2003 Biosolids Research Summit. Consequently, this project helps to lay the groundwork and framework for a surveillance and timely response investigation system implemented by multiple jurisdictions throughout the U.S. using a standardized investigation protocol which will benefit future stakeholders. The final protocol includes questionnaires administered to neighbors of land application, biosolids generators, and appliers. The protocol also includes a generator questionnaire to characterize biosolids that were land applied and an appliers’ questionnaire to document methods of application. Additionally, two site investigation reports that can be used to locate, describe, and characterize the land application sites of concern are included. More »