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  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...

  • Arsenic poisoning from drinking water

    A study published in The Lancet this month calculated mortality rates associated with arsenic exposure from drinking water in a Bangladeshi population. Individual-level data was used to determine that 21.4% of all deaths and 23.5% of deaths associated with chronic disease in this population could be attributed to arsenic exposure. Millions of people worldwide are chronically exposed to arsenic ...

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States receive ...

  • Private U.S. Drinking Water Wells Contaminated with Arsenic and Other Harmful Elements

    Geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently discovered that 13 percent of untreated drinking water contains at least one potentially dangerous element at a concentration exceeding federal regulations or guidelines, reports Scientific American. Researchers checked private wells for 24 trace elements and found that they taint more wells than other pollutants, such as pesticides and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Clean drinking water? Have your well tested to be sure

    During National Drinking Water Week, EPA reminds private well owners that having safe drinking water means having regular water checkups. More than 20 percent of New England’s population depends on private wells for the drinking water supplies. In Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, more than 40 percent of residents rely on private wells for their drinking water. If you depend on a well for your ...

  • 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

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Household well owners should be aware of possible threats to drinking water from flooding

    The owners of private household water wells in areas of flooding should be aware of possible threats to their drinking water quality and take appropriate action if necessary, the National Ground Water Association said today. If a well has been flooded: Do not drink the water Use an alternative water supply such as bottled water The well should be properly disinfected The ...

  • Testing of private drinking water wells continues this week at compass plaza well trichloroethylene site near Rogersville, Mo.

    EPA staff and contractors will be continuing work near Rogersville, Mo., this week to conduct sampling efforts at private drinking water wells in the vicinity of the Compass Plaza commercial development, as part of a continuing investigation into trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination of groundwater. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) detected the chemical solvent TCE in water ...

  • Turning surface water in Thailand into clean drinking water

    A new sustainable water treatment system from Grundfos is designed to turn river water and surface water into drinking water for the residents in 15 Thai villages. The project is funded by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency of Thailand, which focuses on implementing efficient and sustainable solutions in remote areas. Insufficient access to clean water in rural areas ...


    By Grundfos

  • Putting Drinking Water to the Test 06052015

    On The Weather Channel’s “Wake Up With Al”, with Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams, Dan Theobald-WaterExpertDan puts Drinking Water to-the-test by measuring Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in Tap Water Samples from Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey as well as Bottled Water Samples including Spring Water, Pure Water and Distilled Water. Dan demonstrates/interprets Drinking Water ...

  • Potable Tanks For Drinking Water Storage

    With all of the recent talk surrounding water restrictions in farming, from abstraction restrictions, the EU water directive and impending mains water rate rises, we’ve raised the subject of rainwater tanks a great deal, but what about water fit for human consumption? The Enduramaxx range of potable tanks can store water, including mains water for human consumption, thanks to them being ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • California Fails to Protect Drinking Water from Toxic “Erin Brockovich” Chemical

    The California Department of Public Health today announced its final drinking water standard for the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium made infamous in the film Erin Brockovich. The state’s new Maximum Contaminant Level of 10 parts per billion is 500 times greater than the level identified as safe by the California Environmental Protection Agency. The decision comes 10 years after the ...

  • Household well owners can take free online lesson about nitrate in drinking water

    A free, short online lesson about nitrate in drinking water — and what to do about it — is available to household water well owners on the National Ground Water Association’s website, www.WellOwner.org. The lesson was developed with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ...

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