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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 ...


  • Olympic groups to monitor Brazil`s polluted waters

    Olympic sports federations will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes at the 2016 Games. An Associated Press report this week showed nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage is untreated and dumped into iconic beach areas like Copacabana and Ipanema and picturesque Guanabara Bay. Those waters will host several of Rio's events at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ten California water systems facing fines for failing to monitor E. Coli in drinking water

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered ten California public drinking water systems to monitor for Escherichia coli (E. coli) in the source water of their drinking water systems, or face penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and humans. The presence of E. coli in ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • WRI Announces Debut of AquaTex™ LiquID™

    Scottsdale, AZ January 9, 2012 - Wastewater Resources. Inc., an international provider of wastewater treatment systems and services, announced the debut of their new customizable, real-time, online monitoring system, the AquaTex™ LiquID™.   This equipment allows ship operators to monitor in real time, on-line, the BOD, COD, Suspended Solids, Fecal Coliform, and Ammonia ...

  • U.S. addresses sewage discharge violations in Unalaska

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a Clean Water Act complaint on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against the City of Unalaska, Alaska, and the State of Alaska for long-standing and repeated Clean Water Act violations. According to the complaint, from October 2004 to October 2010, the city’s wastewater treatment plant reported more than 4,800 violations ...

  • Testing the water is important for household well owners

    The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination ...

  • EPA proposes updating drinking water rule to better protect public health (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise a national primary drinking water regulation to achieve greater public health protection against waterborne pathogens in the distribution systems of public water systems. Waterborne pathogens can cause a variety of illnesses with symptoms such as acute abdominal discomfort or in more extreme cases, kidney failure, hepatitis or ...

  • EC sends Portugal final warning over drinking water

    The European Commission has sent Portugal a final written warning for not complying with a 2005 European Court of Justice ruling on drinking water. The Commission has powers to ask the Court to impose fines if Portugal does not comply rapidly. Nearly eight years after the EU standards took effect and three years after the Court ruling, drinking water in many parts of Portugal is still unsafe for ...

  • EPA Applauds SCDHEC, Farmers and Landowners for Improving Water Quality in the Enoree River Watershed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commends the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), farmers, and landowners for improving water quality in the Enoree River watershed. Two out of six places in the river and its tributaries are now meeting the state’s bacteria water quality standard for the first time since the late ‘90s. ...

  • Phigenics Analytical Service Laboratory Recertified

    Phigenics Analytical Service Laboratory (PASL) has been recertified by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).  The PASL recently completed a biennial certification evaluation by an IDPH Laboratory Quality Specialist.  The evaluation required each analyst to demonstrate the proper procedures using correct laboratory techniques.  The inspector also reviewed all quality ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Safe water advocates applaud revised rule

    A diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations applauded yesterday’s announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water. A pre-publication copy of the final Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) was released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks. Significant ...

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