Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lead testing

Ore. Board of Education fast-tracks plan for all schools


The Oregonian

The Oregon Board of Education signaled general agreement with a proposed rule that would give it the power to require all schools to test for lead and set forth a plan to ensure safe water. The board will vote on the requirement in August. The fast-track plan is in response to the detection of lead in water in schools in Portland, Eugene, David Douglas, Beaverton, Gresham and elsewhere.


Washington funds water projects with $109M

Washington Department of Ecology

The Washington Department of Ecology announced that $109 million in financial assistance will be directed toward 54 high-priority projects that protect the health of lakes, rivers, streams, marine waters and groundwater. Most of the money, $96 million, will pay for 26 essential wastewater treatment facility projects.


Metro Vancouver urges residents to conserve

Vancouver Sun

Metro Vancouver has launched a new campaign to urge residents to turn off the taps and take shorter showers year-round in hopes of avoiding future droughts like the one experienced last summer. The campaign, dubbed We Love Water, comes as the region wraps up its first month of water sprinkling restrictions.

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