bathing water regulation News

  • New beach designations and signage for the bathing water season

    The Scottish bathing water season got underway last weekend (1 June 2008), with 20 additional designated beaches being sampled for water quality and a new prediction system being installed in the Borders. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) began its annual water quality monitoring of official bathing waters in Scotland from Sunday 1 June.  As well as the beaches it monitored ...

  • UK Environment Agency calls for action to improve bathing water quality

    The Environment Agency has called on the farming community, local authorities and the water industry to help to do more to tackle the pollution of bathing waters around the coast of England and Wales. It plans to meet relevant organisations to address the issue of water pollution caused by livestock manure and slurry, and sewage, particularly during bad weather. Defra and the Welsh Assembly ...

  • Are Children’s Bath Toys Making Them Sick?

    Walk into any bathroom used by small children and you will likely see all types of colorful bath toys.  These toys help make the bathing experience that much more fun and stimulates their brains.  These colorful toys can also be harboring microbial, chemical or heavy metal risks.  Some of these plastic toys may contain phthalates or bisphenol A (BPA).  Phthalates are used in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • UV light helps to ensure safe bathing during the summer months

    • Ultraviolet light kills bacteria in wastewater without the need for chemicals and allows safe bathing in the Isar. • Reliable and environmentally friendly method • Used in the project “Clean Isar” in a large number of clarification plants in Bavaria/Germany. In addition to the conventional processes for cleaning water – such as the use of chemicals like ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

  • European Union Biocidal Products Regulation and Its Impact on Industry: A Practical Briefing

    Background The European Union (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) has entered into EU law. This legislation changes the way in which biocidal active substances and biocidal products are regulated in the EU. The new EU regulatory system differs from other global regulatory systems for biocidal substances and redefines what are considered biocidal ...


    By Acta Group

  • This Season, Let’s Celebrate Clean Water

    There’s more to celebrate this month than just the holidays – this month also marks the 40th anniversary of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. We all rely – and have come to expect – that plenty of clean water will flow from our faucets whenever we need it. Whether for drinking, cooking, or bathing, water plays an obvious role in our daily lives. It’s hard to ...

  • Record drop in water quality at Britain`s top beaches

    The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) have announced a 10% drop in the number of bathing beaches recommended for excellent water quality in its annual Good Beach Guide, compared to last year. In total, 443 (57%) UK beaches are ‘MCS Recommended' this year out of 778 tested, compared to 495 last year. This is the biggest year-on-year fall in the Good Beach Guide's 21 year history.  The latest ...

  • Lloyd’s report highlights water scarcity threat

    A new Lloyd"s 360 Risk Insight report says businesses must act now in the face of diminishing water supplies. This stark warning comes from the latest Lloyd"s 360 Risk Insight report, "Global water scarcity", which looks at the issue of water scarcity and its impact on business. The report, produced in conjunction with the WWF, reveals that global water resources are under increasing threat, with ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • California hopes fines up to $500 slow water waste

    Bo Cuketieh inadvertently let a fine mist from a leaky hose soak the front lawn of a Southern California home Wednesday before considering that such water waste could merit a $500 fine under unprecedented restrictions proposed by California regulators. Cuketieh, a 35-year-old welder living at the Glendale home, said conservation is necessary, but he chafed at the maximum fine. "That's the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil and water don’t mix – but can they co-exist?

    Real progress is being made to reduce the environmental impact of oil sands activities. But that message is being lost in the flood of bad press about contamination of adjacent waterways and concerns about those ugly tailings ponds. Oil and water don't mix. But can they co-exist? August has not been a good month for the Alberta oil sands industry. The tidal wave of bad news that flooded the media ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Toledo mayor lifts water ban in northwest Ohio

     A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Toledo's mayor announced Monday. Mayor D. Michael Collins called the drinking water safe and lifted the ban at a Monday morning news conference. ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). State, local and community representatives joined EPA Regional Administrator at an event held at the San Jose Community and Bea Main Learning Center in Coachella Valley, Calif. “Every day more than 38 million Californians rely on clean water for cooking, washing, and ...

  • Berson UV Chosen to disinfect Aruba’s drinking water and greywater

    Berson UV Chosen to Disinfect Aruba’s Drinking Water and Greywater-Caribbean island opts for UV instead of chlorine-Ten of Berson’s InLine UV disinfection systems have been installed on the Caribbean island of Aruba – eight systems are used to disinfect drinking water and two are used to treat greywater* prior to discharge. The island opted for UV instead of chlorine as part of its ‘non-chemical’ ...

  • Sensors for Effluent Monitoring Workshop - 19th July 2012

      Chelsea Technologies Group is addressing the challenges of effective monitoring of rivers, estuaries and coastal regions against outflow events from waste water treatment works and farm slurry. These challenges have been driven by the EU Bathing Waters Directive, which will introduce new tighter regulation in 2015. Chelsea's new in-situ sensors also have direct applications within ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Chemical Spill Causes West Virginia Governor to Declare State of Emergency

    A chemical spill in the Elk River has contaminated over 200,000 water systems in the central and south western regions of West Virginia. Emergency rooms of the Charleston Area Medical Center have been redundantly busy with concerned individuals showing no symptoms. The restriction of water use has also affected the hospital, where alternative water cleaning ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • How well do wastewater treatment plants remove pharmaceuticals?

    A comprehensive analysis of pharmaceuticals in Spanish wastewater has indicated that they are widespread pollutants. The majority of pharmaceuticals present in incoming wastewater were still present in both treated water and in the river waters receiving the treated water. The EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive1 (UWWTD) requires Member States to ensure that both discharges from urban ...

  • Testing confirms toxic algae poisoned river and two reservoirs in US

    A California Superior Court judge has invited the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board to exercise its authority to regulate water quality to rid the Klamath River of toxic algae. The ruling by Judge Elaine Rushing comes in a lawsuit filed by Klamath Riverkeeper, the Karuk Tribe, and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, PCFFA, against the board. The groups filed ...

  • Automatic Leak tester for filled Aerosol Cans

    27 Years of Continued Filled Aerosol Can Leak Testing This 23rd February 2011, we ...


    By J.U.M. Engineering GmbH

  • EPA Settlement with Baltimore Companies Helps Provide Safe Handling of Hazardous Waste

    American Plating Service, Inc. and Monument Street Properties LLC have agreed to pay a $5,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste storage regulations at a commercial metal plating and finishing facility in Baltimore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In a separate agreement with EPA, the companies further agreed to conduct a facility investigation ...

  • Cement Industry Honors 2013 Leaders in Environmental Excellence

    SKOKIE, Ill., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five cement plants received special recognition for their commitment to improving the environment and their communities at the 12th Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards, presented by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Cement Americas magazine at PCA's Spring Meeting in ...


    By Portland Cement Association

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