Welcome to Environmental and Public Health International. A Premium Advisory Firm Specializing in Resolving Drinking Water Issues.

Anthony Ross.
Founder & Director of EPHI

Environmental and Public Health International (EPHI) is an advisory firm that provides premium advisory services to clients throughout the world to help them navigate through and resolve critical drinking water challenges. EPHI’s mission is to help our clients succeed in protecting people and the environment by resolving issues related to drinking water . 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 continue to play your essential role as a leader in the drinking water industry. Our premium advisory services include:

  • EPHI provides Webinars on the Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis. A very unfortunate and preventable crisis that has had a profound negative impact on the lives of the people of Flint and has also led to billions of dollars in lawsuits. The objective of these webinars is to share a first-hand account of lessons-learned in hopes of preventing a similar crisis from occurring in the future. Currently, we have two Flint webinars available: Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis – Lessons Learned (Download brochure here) and Flint, Michigan Drinking Water – From Crisis to Recovery (Download brochure here).
  • We also provide premium advisory services to help clients tackle challenges and resolve issues related to drinking water. Additionally, we assist clients that are dealing with emergency situations through our Critical Drinking Water Problem-Solving Service (See more details about our premium advisory services at the bottom of this homepage).
  • We have a vast amount of experience collaborating and working with government regulatory agencies at the federal, state, municipal, and tribal levels to resolve environmental issues/disputes. 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). Anthony served as EPA’s Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Coordinator from late 2016 until June 2021, helping to support EPA’s efforts to protect the drinking water resources of the nearly 100,000 residents of Flint. He worked closely with the City of Flint and the State government drinking water agencies 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 environmental regulatory agencies at all levels of government (which includes federal, state, municipal, and tribal). Anthony has an undergraduate and master’s degree in environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Please continue on this homepage to see a detailed list of the premium advisory services we provide. You can also click here to request or inquire about our services. If you would like to further discuss how Environmental and Public Health International can add value to your organization please contact: Anthony.Ross@EPHILLC.com

Source: USEPA
Source: USEPA

Source: USEPA

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Source: USEPA. Extracted service lines in Flint during the drinking water crisis

Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis Webinar Series

In April 2014, an irresponsible source water switch was made in the City of Flint that caused the lead pipes in homes to corrode and contaminate the drinking water of the nearly 100,000 residents of Flint, Michigan. Failure to conduct scientific corrosion control studies that would assess how the water source switch would impact Flint’s lead pipes was a critical factor that led to the crisis. A crisis that was unfortunate and preventable.

The main objective of the Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis Webinar Series is to share a first-hand account of the crisis, in hopes of preventing a similar crisis in the future. This crisis has had a profound negative impact on the people of Flint and has also led to billions of dollars in lawsuits.

Currently there are two webinars being offered:

Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Crisis – Lessons Learned (Download brochure here)

Flint, Michigan Drinking Water – From Crisis to Recovery (Download brochure here)

Please click here if you would like to schedule a webinar for your organization. Please Note: there are a limited number of slots remaining for these webinars.

Critical Drinking Water Problem-Solving Services

Issues that may initially seem minor can quickly turn into an emergency crisis where quick action must be taken. We can assist your organization and help successfully protect public health by resolving drinking water-related emergency situations. Our services will help support you and the critical role you play as a leader and stakeholder in the drinking water industry. Environmental and Public Health International brings a vast wealth of experience to effectively assist your organization/agency in these matters.

Please click here if your organization has a need for EPHI’s Critical Drinking Water Problem-Solving Services.

Services to Protect Drinking Water

Environmental and Public Health International provides exceptional advisory services for protecting drinking water resources. 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 government environmental regulatory agencies to resolve environmental issues.
  • Serving as EPA’s Flint Drinking Water Coordinator from late 2016 until June 2021, helping to support the agency’s efforts to protect the drinking water resources of the 100,000 residents of Flint, Michigan. This includes 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 municipal implementation of SDWA to prevent drinking water contamination (i.e., utilizing chlorination to prevent microorganisms in drinking water)
  • Overseeing state and municipal implementation of the LCR to help reduce lead in drinking water.
  • Providing technical assistance to state and municipal drinking water agencies on sampling protocols.
  • Conducting overarching Safe Drinking Water Act assessments on state primacy agencies to ensure the protection of public drinking water resources.

Please click here if your organization has a need for EPHI’s Services to Protect Drinking Water.