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You better think twice about what you flush away? It could save you money, and the environment. A recent study conducted by Ryerson University recently released a new report on a test of single-use wipes against rigorous criteria for flushability. The report comes out of Ryerson’s Flushability Lab at Ryerson Urban Water, and includes the testing of 23 single-use products that were labeled as “flushable” by the manufacturer. Results showed that not one single wipe was able to fall apart or disperse safely through the sewer system...

Funding to disaster areas will now be quicker thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding recently announced by the EPA and FEMA. The process will now be streamlined for easier and quicker distribution. The EPA said this Memorandum will give disaster-stricken communities faster access to federal funds that will aid in their rebuilding process by helping to restore crucial infrastructure and water services. Some of the highlights of the Memorandum of Understanding include: Encourages a tribe or local government to access a no-interest or low-interest loan from its state...

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