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EPA Joins with Organizations to Reduce Water Pollution

Release Date: 01/10/2005
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Contact: Cathy Milbourn 202-564-7824 /

(Washington, D.C.-- 01/10/05) On Wednesday, Jan. 12 at the National Press Club, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water, Benjamin H. Grumbles and representatives from organizations that focus on septic systems will formalized their efforts to improve wastewater treatment for 25 million homes nation-wide. The attendees are committed to work together by signing a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes mutual goals for information exchange, public awareness, training, technical assistance and outreach.

WHO: Benjamin Grumbles, assistant administrator, Office of Water; Allen R. Frischkorn, Jr., executive director, National Association of Towns & Townships; Bruce Fox, president, National Association of Wastewater Transporters Inc.; James Balsamo, president, National Environmental Health Association; Rick Phalunas, interim executive director, National Environmental Services Center; Raymond Peat, president, National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association Inc.; Randy Adams, executive director, Rural Community Assistance Partnership Inc.; William J. Bertera, executive director, Water Environment Federation; and Kit Farrell-Poe, chair-elect, Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment.

WHAT: Memorandum of understanding signing ceremony to improve how waste water is treated for 25 million homes nationwide.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: The National Press Club, 529 14th Street N.W., Washington D.C., The Zenger Room