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October 17, 2017
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
EPA offers online water check up tool
(2008-04-21)
(NET Radio) - Nebraska's small towns can get free help managing their public water systems with a new web-based tool going online today. The US Environmental Protection Agency is offering the program to water managers to help keep track of facilities and maintenance. Jennifer Moller is an environmental scientist with EPA. Moller says small towns and cities often face what she calls an infrastructure gap.

"And what the means is that very small communities replacing and repairing and rehabilitating their aging infrastructure," Moller said

"So that's not only the pipes that are underground that they can't see, but the water towers, the distribution lines,all the parts of their water system."


Moller says many small towns also aren't prepared to deal with the financial side of maintaining their drinking water and wastewater systems. The new online tool will help water managers to take an inventory of their system and determine their current and future needs. Moller says that could prompt some communities to consider increasing rates in order to keep up with the cost of providing services. The free program is targeted to communities with fewer than 33-hundred residents.

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