Americans For Pure Water
- On April 15, President Obama signed a spending bill for the rest of FY 2011 which cuts funding for the SRF programs by $997 million.
- The House passed appropriations measure for FY 2012 would make further cuts to the SRF programs, reducing the Clean Water SRF to $689 million and Drinking Water SRF to $829 million.
- Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to remove state volume caps on private activity bonds (PABs) for water and wastewater projects, a move that would allow greater private investment in water infrastructure.
- About 400,000 people, nearly half the residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland spent three days boiling their water in January after a massive water main break, which shut down the Capital Beltway’s Inner Loop during the morning rush hour.
Interesting Use Of Satellite: Monitoring Lake Water Quality of 15,000 Lakes with Satellite.
Over the last few decades federal funding for clean water and drinking water has declined. Congress for many years has set aside reauthorizing the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act, which has led to significant reductions in the money states rely on for building and maintaining water and wastewater infrastructure.
The time is now to make rebuilding America’s water and waste water infrastructure a national priority.
One of the byproducts of municipal water purification is sodium dichloroacetate, sometimes just called dichloroacetate or shortened to DCA. Dichloroacetate has been used to treat various types of cancer including brain cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer. It’s use was first discovered at the University of Alberta. The University has since completed human trials with very good results in brain cancer patients. The DCA Cancer link is well documented.