drinking water News

  • NGWA announces 2018 Groundwater Fly-In and Water Resources Congressional Summit dates

    Following the successful 2017 Water Resources Congressional Summit, the National Ground Water Association, Irrigation Association, and Water Quality Association will once again host a summit in 2018, in conjunction with the 2018 NGWA Groundwater Fly-In, to jointly raise awareness and promote the importance of water resources to the economy. The 2018 event will take place March 6-7 in Washington, ...

  • Active Mountaintop Gas Station Remediation Site

    The geology of the area is fractured bedrock and the gasoline and MTBE contamination traveled through the fractures and impacted several nearby drinking wells. The consultant conducted a multiple day test at the site. MAE2 used this data to design a system that would prevent the contamination from moving off site and eliminate the source area. This meant the system would need to operate a large ...

  • Visit LG Sonic Algae Control at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017

    From October 31 – November 3, LG Sonic will exhibit at Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 to showcase its latest solution to control and monitor algal blooms. By using ultrasound technology, LG Sonic offers an environmentally friendly solution to control algae and prevent new algae growth. LG Sonic will exhibit at booth 01.136. Ultrasonic algae control technology To control and monitor ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Taste & Odour In Drinking Water

    Water utilities frequently struggle with handling taste and odor complaints in various forms. The frequency and severity of these issues can vary according to such things as climate, source water quality, ineffective treatment , stagnation, and ineffective management of distributed water in general. When troubleshooting these issues, it comes down to two strategies: how to find the source and how ...

  • Drinking recycled water?

    The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO Land and Water set out to determine if the en product would meet standard drinking water guidelines. At the Parafield Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery research project in South Australia, the ...

  • Terrorist Blocker for drinking water.

    We do everything for our safety, in order to protect us from terrorists.... Do we indeed ?? NO we don't !!! We forget to protect our drinking water at the point where it is most important. At the point of Use.Any person can damage and influence the drinking water quality by adding poison, bacteria, (e.g. Anthrax), viruses or even by adding simple a concentrated smell ( H²S, Sulfor egg smell) or ...


  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 1 to May 8 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that runs through ...


    By American Water

  • Superbugs in Delhi drinking water

    A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking. The article published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases describes how as many as half a million people are carrying the gene-producing bacteria as normal (gut) flora in New Dehli alone. The NDM 1 gene, which ...


  • Drinking water from the sea

    In some regions of the world, the lack of a primary source such as water, could become a determining factor for economic and political instability whereas nearly 40% of the world's population relies on river systems that cross two or more countries. The increasing awareness towards the issue of water, as a precious and irreplaceable wealth, encourages some countries to make enormous investments ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • Access to drinking water deteriorating

    UN statistics show that there is a great disparity in the results of the current water and sanitation policies between rural and urban areas. In the rural half of the world - where the needs are currently numerically the highest - it has been possible to improve access to water and sanitation in the past decade. On the contrary, in the urban half of the world, despite having provided access to ...


  • Turning stormwater into drinking water

    CSIRO scientists have bottled ‘Recharge’ , pure drinking water that was once stormwater. “This is an exciting demonstration of the value of stormwater and the drinking water that can be produced from it by using a combination of natural treatment processes and engineered methods,” CSIRO’s Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Urban Water Stream Leader Dr Peter Dillon said. The water was captured ...

  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 6 – 12 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers and wells that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that ...


    By American Water

  • Effective drinking water disinfection

    The need for drinking water disinfection is as old as public water supply itself. Microbiological parameters for drinking water treatment include coliform bacteria and specific pathogenic species of bacteria, vira, and protozoan parasites. Although the objective is the same – to provide safe clean water – the methods used to do so are numerous. The most common methods for water disinfection are ...


  • Lead in EU drinking water

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health examines the presence of lead in drinking water in the EU and the problems with obtaining accurate data. The authors estimate that about 25% of EU households will have a lead pipe, meaning that around 120 million people are potentially exposed to health risks. Before the 1970s, water suppliers would only consider corrective action if lead ...


  • Toilet water used for drinking

    According to recent reports, the island nation of Singapore is aggressively developing systems to recycle toilet water into tap water. The reports note this is necessary because the island, with 5 million people, currently imports water from nearby Malaysia. The Singapore government believes this reliance on another country for ...


  • Herbal defluoridation of drinking water

    A filtration system based on a medicinal herb can quickly and easily remove “fluoride” from drinking water, say researchers in India. The technology described in the March issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering uses parts of the plant Tridax procumbens as a biocarbon filter for the ion. Drinking water can contain natural fluoride or fluoride might be added as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety testing drinking water

    Apparently a glass of water can help you perform better in exams, giving some students a boost of a grade when consumed in the exam hall. Unless the answers were floating inside the glasses and bottles in the form of ice cubes, it was probably because brain cells can ...


    By Specac Limited

  • US drinking water contaminated by pharmaceuticals

    A vast array of pharmaceuticals - including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones - have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation has claimed. Water in 24 metropolitan areas, including Detroit, Louisville, southern California and Northern New Jersey is particularly at risk. The report says the ...

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