Six leading water sector organizations today urged U.S. Congress to intervene in a rail strike that would threaten the ability of water and wastewater utilities to safely provide services across the United States.
The nation’s railroads this week began to embargo shipments of hazardous materials -- including chlorine, which is critical to keep water safe for drinking – in anticipation of a potential strike.
Since catastrophic floodwaters surged through eastern Kentucky in late July, the water community has rallied together to help rural systems suffering widespread destruction and disruption return as quickly as possible to delivering safe drinking water and wastewater services.
Note: Members of Community Engineering Corps (CECorps), AWWA's Kentucky/Tennessee Section, and Engineers without Borders (EWB) Buffalo Chapter developed the following article. CECorps brings underserved communities and volunteers together to advance local engineering solutions through its alliance partners AWWA, EWB and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
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