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Nonpoint Pollution for Municipal Officials (NEMO): Tools and Resources

Basic NEMO (Nonpoint source pollution Education for Municipal Officials) presentations, fact sheets, and soap box articles regarding the link between land use and water quality. NEMO has come to stand for outreach programs that provide resources that allow for good land use planning and site design that balances growth AND environmental protection. Read More

Private Drinking Water Wells

EPA regulates public water systems; it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells. Approximately 15 percent of Americans rely on their own private drinking water supplies, and these supplies are not subject to EPA standards, although some state and local governments do set rules to protect users of these wells. Unlike public drinking water systems serving many people, they do not have experts regularly checking the water’s source and its quality before it is sent to the tap. These households must take special precautions to ensure the protection and maintenance of their drinking water supplies Read More

25 Facts about Water

This American Water Works Association Site provides the answers to 25 commonly asked questions regarding water. There are many helpful links related to general water information, security, water education resources, water science project activities, conservation information, and youth education. Read More

Ohio EPA : Division of Surface Water

A comprehensive site of the Ohio EPA that include all aspects of surface water. An extensive topic index is avaliable to aid in searching for specific information. Can access Air, Land, Water, Pollution, and Public Information withing the OEPA web site. Read More

The Wisconsin Partnership - MIT Environmental Technology and Policy Program

MIT Environmental Technology and Policy Program has participated in a diversity of environmental projects in the U.S. state of Wisconsin affecting the environment. Each case has utilized an innovative form of public policy. Cases including enhancing the sustainability of the Wisconsin dairy industry, promoting citizen’s voluntary environmental behavior through ecoteams, mapping of the City of Milwaukee to promote sustainable transportation, using a virtual company to reduce benzene emissions, and instituting a program that rewards organizations for advancing beyond current environmental regulations. Read More

University of Nebraska Extension Publications

This University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources website links to many of their water-related publications. They primarily relate to water management, water quality, and laws and regulations. Read More

Drinking Water Treatment: Reverse Osmosis

This Nebraska Cooperative Extension guide discusses the principles and process of reverse osmosis treatment for household drinking water. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu