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  • 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 ...

  • Don’t drink the water – Thousands in Canada can’t drink their water

    A new report from the Council of Canadians reveals that as of January there were 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect across Canada, warning people not to drink their water straight from the tap. The report, On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis is the first in many years to document the drinking water advisories (DWA) across Canada. On Notice reveals that there were ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA awards over $470,000 to fort Bend County, Texas, to construct a drinking water distribution system

    A recent grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) means residents of Fort Bend County, Texas, will no longer have to contend with bad taste, odor, and color in their drinking water. The $478,000 grant, awarded to Fort Bend County, will fund construction of a drinking water plant that will service residents of the cities of Arcola and Fresno. Some of these residents currently use ...

  • Screening for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water

    Harmful bacteria in water are of concern, especially if they are resistant to antibiotics. A new Portuguese study reports on levels of a group of bacteria, staphylococci, in three different types of water in the treatment cycle and analyses their resistance to antibiotics. 'Coagulase-negative staphylococci' (CNS) are common and usually harmless. However, some CNS can cause skin infections when ...

  • Safe drinking water needs assessed, says EPA

    A recent drinking water needs survey will help EPA determine the distribution formula for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) grants for the fiscal years 2010 through 2013 budgets. The assessment documents anticipated costs for repairs and replacement of transmission and distribution pipes, storage and treatment equipment, and projects that are necessary to deliver safe supplies of ...

  • $364,000 grant to Plattsburg, Mo., for drinking water improvements

    EPA has awarded $364,000 to Plattsburg, Mo., for improvements to its drinking water system. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2013. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “The City of Plattsburg recognized the need for drinking water improvements and is taking proactive measures to provide safe drinking water now and in the future. This grant will partially fund ...

  • Hach issued patent for water distribution monitoring technology

    Hach Homeland Security Technologies division announced it was issued US Patent 6,999,898 for the proprietary analytic technology in its Event Monitor™ Trigger System – the diagnostic software for Hach’s innovative water distribution monitoring system. The patented technology – which analyzes deviation vectors in water parameters – is the first of its kind to be applied to water quality ...

  • Carus offers Kiwa certified drinking water solutions

    Carus Corporation’s CARUSOL liquid permanganate is now Kiwa certified for use in drinking water applications. Carus Corporation serves utilities around the world, offering proven solutions for protecting and improving water quality. Carus’ AQUOX Free Flowing Grade potassium permanganate also received Kiwa recertification in late 2015. The Kiwa certificate declares that both Carus ...


    By Carus Corporation

  • Emergency preparedness highlighted during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week 2012 concludes, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) joins water professionals across North America in encouraging home preparedness for water-related emergencies. “We all have an important role to play in keeping our water supplies safe ...

  • Cogeneration and Distributed Power in Africa

    With the focus on ensuring stable supplies of power in many African countries, the benefits maximising fuel efficiency are often overlooked. Fuel costs have increased over recent decades, and the need to maximise scare resources means cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Clean drinking water for Japan and Korea - inge AG

    Demand for efficient systems to treat drinking water is steadily increasing in the growth regions of Asia, and top-quality technology that is 'Made in Germany' is proving to be especially popular. The German ultrafiltration specialist inge AG has now entered into a distribution agreement with the South Korean multinational LG Chem. With immediate effect, LG Chem will be operating in an exclusive ...


    By inge GmbH part of BASF

  • Eight drinking water systems in Alaska are in violation of the safe drinking water act (WA)

    Eight Alaskan drinking water systems are being ordered to conduct water sampling required to protect human health, or face potential fines for violations of federal drinking water laws, according to compliance orders issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The systems violated the Safe Drinking Water Act and the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. These systems did not ...

  • EPCOR Water USA receives prestigious award for safe drinking water

    EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (EPCOR USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR), has received the “Director’s Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water for the company’s Anthem Water Treatment Facility in Anthem, Arizona. “Each ...

  • MIOX announces distribution partnership with quimiproductos

    MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection, today announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Quimiproductos for MIOX products in the food and beverage market in Latin America including Mexico; Central America; Venezuela, Columbia, Brazil, and Argentina. Based in Mexico, Quimiproductos manufactures and ...

  • Quality of harvested rainwater unsufficient for drinking

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health has examined microbial contamination of harvested rainwater in the Netherlands. The water did not comply with Dutch drinking water legislation and factors affecting contamination were found to include storage, roof and environmental conditions. In remote and rural areas where access to tap water is limited, rainwater harvesting is common ...


  • Partnership for safe water announces new distribution system optimization program

    The Partnership for Safe Water (PSW) announced today that it is expanding its water treatment improvement programs to include water distribution systems. Enrollment in the Partnership’s new Distribution System and Optimization Program is now open. Utilities that enroll by March 31, 2011 are eligible for charter membership and special benefits. The Partnership for Safe Water optimization ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Montana (MT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 10 administrative orders and settled 3 penalty actions under the Safe Drinking Water Act against public drinking water systems in Montana from April 1 through September 30, 2010. EPA also issued two emergency administrative orders under the Act in Indian country in Montana. Although the State of Montana is authorized to implement the ...

  • West Virginia National Guard set to help distribute water

    Restaurants closed their doors, groceries stores sold out of bottled water and thousands of children got an extra day off from school as residents were told to not bathe, brush their teeth, or wash their clothes following a chemical spill that may have contaminated tap water in nine West Virginia counties. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Montana (MT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 3 administrative orders in Montana from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010, against public drinking water systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). EPA also issued 2 administrative orders and 2 emergency administrative orders in Indian country in Montana. Although the State of Montana is authorized to implement the drinking ...

  • 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 ...

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