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Water Headlines is a weekly publication that announces publications, policies, and activities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water.

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Water Headlines for the Week of July 1, 2014 

1) Setting the Record Straight on Waters of the U.S.
2) EPA and Partners to Talk About Wastewater Technologies
3) 319 Success Story: Bois d'Arc Creek, Oklahoma


1) Setting the Record Straight on Waters of the U.S.
There has been some confusion about EPA's proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule under the Clean Water Act. Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, put together a blog to share facts with you. Please read this blog and the full Q & A which address misconceptions about the Waters of the U.S. proposed rule.

2) EPA and Partners to Talk About Wastewater Technologies
EPA's Decentralized Wastewater Program will be participating in the annual joint conference with the National Environmental Health Association and the State Onsite Regulators Alliance in Las Vegas on July 7-10. EPA will be presenting and exhibiting on the initiatives underway with their partners as well as on SepticSmart, EPA's homeowner education program. Advanced treatment system technology and water reuse are two of the hot topics this year. Use of these technological advancements are more important than ever in conserving water and protecting water quality in areas where sewers are unavailable and/or unaffordable. 

3) 319 Success Story: Bois d'Arc Creek, Oklahoma
Bois d'Arc Creek was impaired for E. coli bacteria due in part to practices associated with crop and cattle production, prompting Oklahoma to add the creek to the state's 2006 list of impaired waters. Implementing best management practices to improve cropland, grazing land, and nutrient management led to decreased sediment and bacteria in the creek. As a result, Bois d'Arc Creek has been removed from Oklahoma's 2012 impaired water list for E. coli bacteria impairment.


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