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  • EPA plans new toxin guidelines for drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to come out with new guidelines that will give cities and water treatment plants a blueprint for dealing with the type of algae-borne toxin that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio's fourth-largest city, a federal official said Wednesday. A new health advisory is on target to be finalized sometime next spring, said Peter Grevatt, director of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • WHO ISSUES REVISED DRINKING WATER GUIDELINES TO HELP PREVENT WATER-RELATED OUTBREAKS AND DISEASE

    Untitled Document Marrakech/Geneva - Ensuring drinking water is safe is a challenge in every part of the world, from water piped into people's homes, to rural wells and water provided to refugee camps in an ...

  • A Resource for Environmental Guidelines and Standards

    ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, and imported directly into ESdat. Users can also compile their own using these as a guide. The online environmental standards provide professionals with links to the publishers, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...


  • Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a form of surface coal mining in which explosives are ...


  • New regulation for aircraft drinking water

    Aircraft passengers and crews will be able to drink safer water under new regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) will tailor existing health-based drinking water regulations to fit the unique characteristics of aircraft public water systems. The rule will protect the public from illnesses that can result from ...

  • EPA announces new cleanup guidelines for meth laboratories

    The production and use of methamphetamines has plagued virtually every corner of the United States. In response, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the release of the Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup. The new guidelines, dated August 2009, provide technical guidance for state and local personnel responsible for the cleanup of clandestine ...


  • PeCOD® Analyzer for Source & Treated Drinking Waters

    The revolutionary PeCOD® Analyzer technology measures the chemical reactivity and associated oxidative changes in Natural Organic Matter (NOM). As a result it is more sensitive than TOC and UV254 to changing NOM concentrations. Traditional NOM surrogates (UV254, SUVA, TOC, DOC) may not be suitable for assessing NOM removal in all cases, as they are often calibrated or “tuned” to ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • EPA issues final aircraft drinking water rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to aircraft passengers and crew.  The rule provides multiple-barrier protection through requirements for coliform sampling, best management practices, corrective action, public notification, monitoring and operator training. It will better protect the public from illnesses ...

  • Irish EPA issues report on drinking water quality

    On January 24th the EPA released Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland: A Report for the Years 2006 – 2007. The report was based on the results of over 220,000 individual analyses of drinking water samples. This was the first report since the EPA was given new powers under the EC Drinking Water Regulations. These provide a greater level of consumer protection by requiring public ...

  • Water safety and monitoring discussed during this week’s Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association joins water professionals across North America in helping consumers learn more about how ...

  • 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 ...


  • Analysis of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa to Comply with New Department of Health Guidelines

    Following the latest guidelines from the Department of Health, an increased focus is to be placed on the analysis and monitoring for the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at hospitals that provide augmented care. The focus on Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been highlighted due to the high risks associated with water systems whereby the water can come into direct contact with the patients, ...


  • CDC Revises Lead Poisoning Guidelines as Lead Expert Responds to Help Children

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised their lead poisoning guidelines.  The CDC basically cut in half the amount of lead found in children’s blood between the ages of 1 and 5 that will now trigger monitoring and other actions.   According to the CDC, the new lead guidelines will increase the patient population to over 440,000 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EVAPCO Welcomes New CDC Legionella Prevention Guidelines that Focus on Building Water System Management

    CDC Vital Signs data also conclude that “the most common source of building-associated Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks was drinkable water (56 percent).” Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines in the fight to prevent Legionnaires' disease. The publication of the toolkit is a giant step forward in offering practical ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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.

  • Mercury in (drinking)water – straightforward determination with screen-printed low-cost sensor

    Metrohm is pleased to present an Application Bulletin on the straightforward determination of inorganic mercury in water samples by anodic stripping voltammetry using a screen-printed sensor. This method is less expensive and easier to use than competing spectroscopic methods (ICP-MS, AAS) and offers the added benefits ...


    By Metrohm AG

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