Welcome to Environmental and Public Health International. A Premium Advisory Firm Specializing in Solutions to Drinking Water Problems.
Environmental and Public Health International (EPHI) is a private advisory firm that provides premium advisory solutions to clients to help ensure the distribution of safe drinking water to consumers. EPHI’s mission is to help clients provide safe drinking water through training and preventative action. Our premium advisory services are tailored to Federal Regulatory Agencies, Primacy Agencies, and Public Water System. Whether you are located in the United States, Europe, Asia, or other areas around the world we will help you deal with the issues that matter most. Allowing you to play your essential role as a leader in providing Safe Drinking Water to consumers.
- EPHI provides live paid webinars on the Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis. A very unfortunate and preventable crisis that has had a devastating impact on a city with more than half of its population being working-class, African-Americans. This crisis has resulted in enormous human suffering, billions of dollars in lawsuits, and has also led to criminal involuntary manslaughter charges. The objective of these webinars is to share a first-hand account of lessons-learned so you can help prevent another “Flint” from happening. Currently, we have two Flint webinars available:
- Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis – Lessons Learned (Download brochure here);
- Flint, Michigan Drinking Water – From Crisis to Recovery (Download brochure here).
- We also provide advisory services to help clients plan and resolve drinking water-related challenges. Additionally, we assist clients that are dealing with emergency situations (see more details about our services at the bottom of this page).
- We have a vast amount of experience on Safe Drinking Water Act oversight and implementation at the federal, state, public water systems, and tribal government levels. We can help you succeed in your interactions with governments to resolve drinking water-related challenges.
Anthony Ross is the founder and Director of EPHI. Prior to forming EPHI in July 2021, Anthony served as an environmental scientist for over 12 years with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He served as EPA’s Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Coordinator from late 2016 until June 2021, helping to support EPA’s efforts to ensure safe drinking water for the nearly 100,000 residents of Flint. He worked closely with the City of Flint, Flint’s Public Water System, and the State government drinking water agency to ensure compliance with EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act and EPA’s drinking water enforcement authorities. Throughout his career at EPA, he was responsible for overseeing and providing technical support to State, local, and tribal environmental agencies. Anthony has an undergraduate and master’s degree in environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
We are proud corporate supporters of associations focused on improving drinking water quality around the world. We are corporate members of the following:
- American Water Works Association
- European Water Association
- Illinois Section of American Water Works Association
- International Water Association
- Singapore Water Association
Learn About EPHI Services (scroll to bottom of page)
You can Click here to register for a webinar. If you would like to further discuss how Environmental and Public Health International can assist your agency please contact: Anthony.Ross@EPHILLC.com
PREMIUM Advisory Services
Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis Webinar Series
In April 2014, a negligent source water switch in Flint, a city of nearly 100,000 people, caused the lead pipes in residents homes to corrode and contaminate the drinking water. With over half the city’s population consisting of working-class, African-Americans, this completely avoidable crisis has had a devastating impact on so many human lives. This crisis has resulted in billions of dollars in lawsuits, and has also led to criminal involuntary manslaughter charges being filed.
- The main objective of the live Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis Webinar Series is to share a first-hand account of lessons-learned so you can help prevent another “Flint” from happening.
- We offer single-person registration webinars (priced for a single attendee). This means that there may be attendees from various agencies attending the same webinar.
- If you would like to request an agency-specific webinar with up to 12 attendees just from your agency please click here and send us your request.
Currently there are two paid webinars being offered:
- Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis – Lessons Learned (Download brochure here)
- Flint, Michigan Drinking Water – From Crisis to Recovery (Download brochure here)
Critical Drinking Water Problem-Solving Solutions
Issues that may initially seem minor can quickly turn into an emergency crisis where quick, responsible action must be taken. We can assist your agency and help protect public health by resolving drinking water-related emergencies. Environmental and Public Health International brings a vast wealth of experience to effectively assist your agency in these matters.
Please click here if your Agency has a need for EPHI’s Critical Drinking Water Solutions (Problem-Solving Services).
Solutions to Protect Drinking Water
Environmental and Public Health International provides solutions to ensuring the distribution of safe drinking water. We have experience providing regulatory oversight of the United States Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). This experience includes:
- Working with implementers of SDWA to resolve issues.
- Serving as EPA’s Flint Drinking Water Coordinator. Helping to support the agency’s efforts to ensure safe drinking water for the residents of Flint. Working closely with the city of Flint and the State government agencies to ensure compliance with EPA’s drinking water enforcement authorities.
- Overseeing state and Public Water System’s (municipal) implementation of SDWA to prevent drinking water contamination (i.e., utilizing chlorination to prevent microorganisms in drinking water)
- Overseeing state and Public Water System implementation of the LCR to help reduce lead in drinking water.
- Providing technical assistance to state and Public Water Systems on sampling protocols.
- Conducting overarching Safe Drinking Water Act assessments on state primacy agencies to ensure the distribution of safe drinking water.
Please click here if your agency has a need for EPHI’s Solutions to Protect Drinking Water.