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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...

Throughout the nation, there has been much talk for a call to action on the infrastructure woes hitting America. A so-called “infrastructure bill” could stimulate the economy, provide Americans jobs and start repairing the roads, bridges and aging water systems. But, there was some movement in the form of a bill when President Trump signed into law the drinking water infrastructure bill. That movement is not enough. Last year’s bill, America’s Water Infrastructure Act, or AWIA, was the latest iteration of biennial water policy legislation known as...

America’s infrastructure is falling apart. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gives the nation's infrastructure a D+ grade. That includes the roads and bridges we drive on every day, the airports we use for business and vacation travel, and the schools where we send our children to learn. The only way to actually fix these issues and solve the infrastructure woes is funding. We need money. The American Society of Civil Engineers say $4.6 trillion is needed for improvements over the next 10 years. But Congress...

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