bathing water regulation Articles

  • 100 Simple Ways To Save Water

    To improve water conservation install a rain sensor, it turns off your irrigation when it rains. Use a weather-based controller. The use of smart controllers can reduce water usage 24% a year on average. Learn about available rebate programs ...


    By Jain Irrigation, Inc

  • Modeling and evaluation of compliance to water quality regulations in bathing areas on the Daoulas catchment and estuary (France)

    The microbiological quality of waters in estuaries determines their acceptability for recreational uses. Microbiological contamination often results from urban wastewater discharges or non-point source pollution (manure spreading), and can cause bathing zones to be closed. European regulations (EC/7/2006) have proposed standards (500 E. coli/100 ml) for the acceptability areas for bathing. In ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The potential of lipopolysaccharide as a real-time biomarker of bacterial contamination in marine bathing water

    The use of total lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as a rapid biomarker for bacterial pollution was investigated at a bathing and surfing beach during the UK bathing season. The levels of faecal indicator bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli), the Gram-positive enterococci, and organisms commonly associated with faecal material, such as total coliforms and Bacteroides, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Gray Water Characteristics and Implications on Regulations for Sustainable Water Reuse

    Different types of gray water in terms of origin (from bathing, kitchen and laundry activities) and in terms of type of source (medium and low-income residential housing and a hotel) have been studied in Gaborone, Botswana during 2004, with respect to BOD5, TSS, TP, pH, fecal coliforms and conductivity. Results show an expected high variability. No statistically significant difference was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New hurdles for water reuse

    In a letter dated January 19, 2005, the USDA-Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) indicated that if water is to be reused in a poultry processing facility, then this reuse water must be accounted for in the plant’s HACCP program. This requirement may cause some difficulties as processors consider the associated hazard analyses. When water is used to chill or rinse broiler carcasses, fat, ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • Application of Membrane Technology for the Recovery and Reuse of Water

    Abstract As water and sewer costs are expected to increase over the next decade, membrane technology will continue to be a viable and economical option in the recovery and reuse of water. This paper describes the mechanism of membrane effected separation (specifically reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), membranes commercially available, membrane element configurations, and how ...


  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Adenovirus, enterovirus and thermotolerant coliforms in recreational waters from Lake Guaíba beaches, Porto Alegre, Brazil

    In the present study, molecular detection of human adenoviruses (HAdV) and enteroviruses (EV) was performed in surface water samples collected from beaches Ipanema and Lami, located on the shores of Lake Guaíba, city of Porto Alegre, RS, southern Brazil. Furthermore, water safety was evaluated by counting thermotolerant coliforms (TC), following local government regulations. A total of 36 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Residents of a Florida trailer park think their contaminated water made them sick

    Allan Payan lifts a photograph from a shelf inside his singlewide trailer home. The smiling woman in the image has full cheeks and long, thick, brown hair. Caroll Payan, who sits across the couch from him, can't bear to look at the old photo of herself. She has dropped 20 pounds in the past six months, and it shows in her tall, wiry frame. Her green eyes now bulge under heavy lids on a gaunt ...


  • Oil and Water Don’t Mix – But Can They Co-Exist? - A GLOBE-Net Editorial

    Real progress is being made to reduce the environmental impacts of oil sands activities. But that message is being lost in the flood of bad press about contamination of adjacent waterways and the concerns about those ugly tailings ponds. Oil and water do not mix. But can they co-exist? GLOBE-Net, September 1, 2010 - August has not been a good month for the Alberta oil sands industry. The tidal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sindh on–farm water management project environmental monitoring and avaluation

    Sindh On - Farm Water Management Project was introduced in Sindh province for improving and lining of 4,000 watercourses, with 60% within the three established Area Water Boards (AWBs) and 40% in other irrigated area of Sindh. And also improving and rehabilitating of 100 distributaries and 25 branch canals in three established AWBs. In addition of this, another related improving work of ...


  • Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

    Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource? This summer, a 90-year-old water pipe burst under Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, sending a geyser 30 feet into the air and a flood of troubles over the UCLA campus. Raging water and mud trapped five people, swamped 1,000 cars ...


    By Ensia

  • Sewage Pump - Klargester is the market leader for small and medium-sized domestic treatment plant and waste water treatment systems in the UK

    There are a variety of solutions on the market for properties in the UK that are unable to connect to the main sewer by gravity. However, UK building regulations dictate that pumping stations must be used whenever possible. As a result, pumping stations are the most commonly specified solutions for off-mains developments, ahead of sewage treatment plants, such as the Biodisc, and septic tanks. ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Opinion: Blue Flags - Are the UK`s Beaches Flagging?

    The economic downturn is having a marked effect on the way the average UK citizen spends his or her vacation time. The numbers of overseas holidays increased steadily from about 7 million in the mid-1970s to a peak of 46 million in 2006. Numbers began to fall in 2008 and the latest national statistics show a drop of about 10 million trips by 2010.' A recent survey2 suggests that three-quarters of ...


  • Modelling Saint Malo WWTP & Development of a Decision Support Tool for The Management of The Combined System Sewer-WWTP

    The regulation drawn from the French law on water of 1992 imposes on communities to treat their wastewater, except in case of exceptional rainy events. The seaside towns have also to respect the directive of 1975 concerning the quality of bathing water. Anjou Recherche launched in April 2001 an integrated study on the modelling of the sewage system of Saint Malo (Brittany, France), i.e. sewer ...

  • River Survey Bude Cornwall UK case study

    STS were invited by the UK Environment Agency to conduct a survey of a small river running onto one of the bathing beaches at Bude Cornwall. The area is renowned for its clean beaches and is very popular with both families and surfers alike. There were therefore two driving factors behind ensuring that the water discharging to the beach was clean. Firstly that it met the required ...


    By Safe Training Systems Ltd

  • Aerospace - Leading Aerospace manufacturing firm - case study

    Application The company designs and builds flight controls for aircraft and launch vehicles. Their product line includes thrust vector and steering controls for space vehicles as well as thruster valves, regulators and integrated manifolds for satellite propulsion. Manufacturing of most of these products requires either military spec plating or anodizing to ensure protection from extreme ...


  • Wastewater from Surface Treatments

    The Client Our Client is a company with a certified quality production process, working at an International level since 1960. They produce seamless cold-drawn steel tubes according to EN 10305-1 and welded cold-drawn precision steel tubes according to EN 10305-2, for automotive, hydraulic and mechanical applications. The Challenge The main ...

  • Nonhygienic Behavior, Knowledge, and Attitudes Among Interactive Splash Park Visitors

    Nonhygienic behavior likely contributed to three recreational waterborne illness (RWI) outbreaks at Idaho splash parks. The study described in this article examined the influence of signage and hygiene attendant presence on rates of nonhygienic behavior among children at splash parks and knowledge and attitudes of their adult supervisors. Investigators observed children for nonhygienic behaviors ...

  • Oil Skimmer system helps the Hide Tanning Industry

    OIL SKIMMER SYSTEMS HELP TANNING INDUSTRY IMPROVE QUALITY, SAVE MONEY, MEET ENVIRONMENTAL REGSThe Oil Skimmers Model 6V and 5H oil recovery systems are helping the tanning industry deal with the age-old problems of hide treatment and the new challenge of complying with strict environmental regulations.THE PROBLEMWhen hides are tanned, they are treated with a substance called chrome ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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