The EPA has posted a request for nominations for a three-year appointment to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council. The National Drinking Water Advisory Council was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to provide practical and independent advice, consultation, and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on the activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the Act. The EPA needs to fill five vacancies; two vacancies will represent state and local agencies concerned with water hygiene and public water supply while three vacancies will work with private organizations or groups who demonstrate an active interest in the field of water hygiene and public water supply.
The National Drinking Water Advisory Council members represent the general public, state and local agencies, private organizations or groups, including small, rural public water systems, as they relate to water hygiene and public water supply. Any interested person and/or organization may nominate qualified individuals for membership. While all nominations will be considered there are specific criteria that will be used to evaluate, including an absence of financial conflicts of interest. For more information about nominating an individual, please visit the Office of Federal Register website
Your employees trust that you are providing them with safe working conditions each and every time they come into the office. As a business owner or office manager, you may strive to do this by implementing safety regulations and updating your facility often. However, if you are only offering tap water as a source of hydration for your workers, could you be putting them at risk?
In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented a plan to increase its knowledge about how it can influence conservation of several natural resources. The project was surrounded by the concept of sustainability, and was meant to foster an environment that is healthy, productive, cleaner and less polluted and fully stable. Safe and Sustainable water resources were among the most widely discussed topics.
In the United States, many people strive to be healthier after the new year. Typically, consuming more water on a daily basis can help. Most people may want to reconsider where they get their water, however.