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  • New EPA guidance addresses Revised Total Coliform Rule

    An interim final version of guidance from the US Environmental Protection Agency aims to help public water systems and primacy agencies comply with and implement the assessment and corrective action requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule. Under the RTCR, public water systems that are vulnerable to microbial contamination in the distribution system (as indicated by their monitoring ...

  • m-ColiBlue24® broth provides coliform detection within 24 hours

    Hach's m-ColiBlue24 Broth simultaneously detects and identifies both total coliforms and Escherichia coli (E. coli). Complete enumeration is accomplished in only 24 hours — no confirmation step is required. Testing with Hach's m-ColiBlue24 Broth requires no fluorescent lamps or color comparators—interpretation of the results is done by easy, visual identification. E. coli colonies are blue, other ...


  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for 24 hours (or ...

  • Bacterial persistence in streams, say SSSA

    A research team from the University of Tennessee (UT) has completed a study on an East Tennessee river to determine the connection between watershed hydrology and fecal bacteria statistical time series analysis. Shesh Koirala and colleagues report their findings in the July-August issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality. The article presents a study of the temporal patterns and statistical ...

  • Colifast presentation in Manchester

    Goran Khalaf from Colifast will be a speaker on the Sensor for Water Interest Group (SWIG) www.swig.org.uk workshop on disinfection and microbiological monitoring to be held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK on the 28th Januarys 2015. The title of his presentation will be: “Benefits of On-Line Detection of E.coli/ Coliforms – Case ...


    By Colifast AS

  • New DNA techniques for bacteroides revolutionize sewage contamination testing

    A new test to determine the presence of fecal or sewage contamination was recently introduced by EMSL Analytical, Inc. The exciting news has spread quickly with environmental professionals who previously had limited options for this type of test.This new method, tested at EMSL Analytical, was based upon research conducted for the EPA. The EPA desired a more specific and rapid test for fecal ...


  • Western Sugar Cooperative to pay US$56,736 penalty and upgrade plant to settle clean water act issues at Scottsbluff, Neb.

    Western Sugar Cooperative, of Denver, Col., has agreed to pay a US$56,736 civil penalty, and will spend an additional US$350,000 on plant upgrades to cut pollution and save water and energy, to settle allegations that its sugar beet processing facility in Scottsbluff, Neb., had excessively high discharges of fecal coliform bacteria in wastewater. Western Sugar’s facility at 2100 East ...

  • Dynatec provides membrane bioreactor system for red pump elementary school

    Dynatec’s Hi-Rate Membrane Bioreactor system was the perfect technology to meet the unique needs of a wastewater treatment system for an Elementary School. The system, designed to remove BOD, Nitrogen, TSS, and Fecal Coliforms from the wastewater has recently undergone a successful startup.  The system is performing well with minimal operator input and the effluent parameters are well ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Utah (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 3 administrative orders and 3 notices of violation in Utah from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010, under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Although the State of Utah is authorized to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA can take federal action against public water systems in the state that violate the SDWA and its regulations. ...

  • EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health. The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000 public water systems in the United States, which provide drinking water to more than 310 million people, take steps to prevent exposure ...

  • Veolia receives US EPA Approval of TECTA Automated Microbiology System.

    System combines proven microbiological indicators with state-of-the-art instrumentation to automate E. coli and total coliform bacteria testing. Veolia’s environmental monitoring technology unit Endetec is pleased to announce that its TECTA automated microbiology system has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for performing regulatory compliance ...


    By ENDETEC

  • Technical Announcement: Bacteria No Match for Deep Floridan Aquifer

    A first of its kind study has the potential to impact future regulatory decisions on disinfection practices for water prior to its recharge or following its storage in the Floridan Aquifer. The U.S Geological Survey report found that coliform bacteria die off faster in a regional aquifer system ...

  • EPA’s limited sampling indicates bacteria in floodwaters at birds point-new madrid floodway in southeast Missouri

    Analysis of this week’s limited sampling of floodwaters in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway in southeast Missouri has indicated the presence of bacteria in nine samples of collected water, EPA Region 7 announced today. EPA crews on Tuesday, May 24, conducted surface water sampling at four locations within the floodway to determine if any threats might be present for emergency response ...

  • Using vegetated filter strips to improve water quality

    Microbial contamination of surface water resources is a critical water quality issue, leading to many documented health and environmental concerns. Vegetated filter strips have become an important component of water quality improvement by reducing sediment and nutrient transport to surface water. Although this management practice is also beneficial for controlling manure-borne pathogen transport ...

  • EPA Grants Final Approval of Hach`s m-ColiBlue24® Media for Reporting E. coli in Wastewater

    Many entities with NPDES permits may soon be required to begin monitoring for E. coli in wastewater. The EPA has approved Hach's m-ColiBlue24®. Hach's m-ColiBlue24 Prepared Agar PlatesLoveland, Colorado, April, 2007 — Hach Company is pleasedto announce that its m-ColiBlue24® media has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for monitoring of Escherichia ...

  • EPA orders farmer to provide drinking water to Nearby residence

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an emergency order under the Safe Drinking Water Act to Kenneth Brockett, owner and operator of the Kenneth Brockett Farm in Tyrone, Pa. after determining that the dairy farm has caused or contributed to the contamination of a nearby well. The order requires the dairy farmer to provide an alternative source of drinking water to the owners of ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Utah (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 4 administrative orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Utah from April 1 through September 30, 2010. Although the State of Utah is authorized to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA can take federal action against public water systems in the state that violate the Act and its regulations. EPA issued administrative orders to Utah ...

  • Invitrogen and IDEXX colaborate to supply advanced technologies for drinking water safety testing

    Invitrogen Corporation (NASDAQ:IVGN), a provider of essential life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics, and IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX), a worldwide leader in innovative products and services for veterinary, food and water applications, have entered into a strategic collaboration for the distribution and development of new products for the water testing ...


    By IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Colorado Indian country (CO)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued one emergency administrative order under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Indian country in Colorado from April 1 to September 30, 2010. EPA has direct authority to implement the Act in Indian country. EPA issues an emergency order when there is a potential for imminent and substantial endangerment to public health, such as when contaminants ...

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