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Free Water Operator Training Books Accessible In Bluefield

A library in Mercer County is one of six across the country selected to house training materials for water operators.

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Destitute Small Towns At Heightened Risk Of Dangerous Tap Water

An analysis of Environmental Protection Agency records shows many small communities in particular are left unprotected by destitute and unmaintained water providers. The Associated Press found that on average over the past three years, these racked up roughly twice as many health violations as big city providers. Certain small water utilities persistently struggle to provide safe water. Fines can push these precarious utilities even deeper into trouble. In many places, people struggle to find water or else drink water that isn't clean. We visit Keystone, W.Va., Terre du Lac, Mo. and Ferriday, La.

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PA Graduate Students are Looking for Creative Solutions to Massive Rural Water Infrastructure Needs

Graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania are looking for a solution to the complex water infrastructure challenges facing underserved communities in places like southern West Virginia. As part of their solutions driven project, a team of six students visited McDowell County to tour the water plants.

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