News & Updates

NEW Delaware SWAPP Site


NEW Delaware SWAPP Site
Delaware has recently completed the redesign and re-location of our source water web site.  The new address is but the old address  will re-direct  for  some time yet.  Please  circulate this  as  needed  and also  if there are any critical locations where you house these  source water links, would you  please  substitute this new one.
The Source Water Assessment and Protection Program (SWAPP) was created by Congress as part of the Safe Drinking Water...

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“Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects”


Register for May 1st Webcast on “Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects”
 Join us for a webcast on May 1, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern on “Using Social Indicators in Watershed Management Projects.”  Working with landowners and managers to find effective and practical solutions to water quality problems is crucial to achieving environmental goals. Social indicators provide information about the social context, awareness, attitudes, capacities, constraints, and behaviors in a watershed or project area. Using social indicators can help...

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NonPoint Source Guidelines


 SUBJECT: Final Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories
  FROM:       Denise Keehner, Director
                    Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
 TO:             State and Territorial Water Division Directors and § 319 Program Directors
 Attached are the final guidelines for the Clean Water Act § 319 grant program, which replace the Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories that have been in effect since the federal fiscal year (FY) 2004 grant cycle. These...

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USGS Releases Report on National Assessment of Water Availability and Use


Executive Summary
The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11) was passed into law on March 30, 2009. Subtitle F, also known as the SECURE Water Act, calls for the establishment of a “national water availability and use assessment program” within the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A major driver for this recommendation was that national water availability and use have not been comprehensively assessed since 1978.
This report fulfills a requirement to report to Congress on progress in implementing the national water availability and use...

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Florida DJs May Face Felony for April Fools' Water Joke


Florida country radio morning-show hosts Val St. John and Scott Fish are currently serving indefinite suspensions and possibly worse over a successful April Fools' Day prank. They told their listeners that "dihydrogen monoxide" was coming out of the taps throughout the Fort Myers area. Dihydrogen monoxide is water.
The popular deejays are mainly in all this trouble (potentially of a felony level) because their listeners panicked so much — about the molecular makeup of their drinking water, however unwittingly — that Lee County utility officials had to issue a county-wide...

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