drinking water lead News

  • EPA Strengthens Lead in Drinking Water Rule

    (Washington, D.C. - Sept. 26, 2007) EPA is helping to reduce lead in drinking water by issuing a final rule that will improve requirements in the areas of monitoring, customer awareness and lead service line replacement. Specifically, the agency will require water suppliers to provide consumers with information to help them make decisions about how to limit their exposure to lead in drinking ...

  • Lead Exposure Risks in Drinking Water Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how lead can enter people’s drinking water and cause health concerns. “The EPA reports that lead is rarely found in source water, but that it can enter people’s drinking water through the corrosion of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Irish EPA statement in relation to lead in drinking water supplies

    There are 944 public water supplies in Ireland.  Every supply must be tested for lead at a defined frequency and must be tested randomly.  The latest results indicate that over 99% of samples taken were compliant with the lead standard. Since the introduction of the Drinking Water Regulations in March 2007, eleven local authorities have notified the EPA of exceedances of the lead ...

  • Article Raises Concerns about Lead in Puerto Rico’s Drinking Water

    Earlier this fall, WABE published the article, “Puerto Rico’s Tap Water Often Goes Untested, Raising Fears about Lead Contamination.” The piece highlights residents’ concerns over the health and safety of the water coming into their homes, schools and businesses.   The article states, “According to data reported by the island’s water systems between ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AQUATECH 2017 – The World’s Leading Fair for Process, Drinking & Waste Water

    Another Aquatech has been and gone, and what a show this one was!  Thank you to those who visited the atg UV Technology stand, the team thoroughly enjoyed talking through a wide range of water treatment challenges. The Biennial event is widely known as the world’s leading stage for process, drinking and waste water, and once again it upheld its reputation providing 4 full days of ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • 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 SERIES

  • AWWA urges consumers to identify lead service lines in their homes during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are highlighting the importance of identifying lead service lines in consumers’ homes. If consumers live in a home with a lead service ...

  • Students recognized for protecting drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized three schools and an individual in the Schuylkill River Watershed today for developing educational environmental projects that help protect drinking water. Those receiving the Schuylkill Action Network Drinking Water Scholastic awards included: Miquon School, Philadelphia School District - The Schuylkill Stories Video Contest Award ...

  • New Drinking Water Methods Approved

    EPA approved 17 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples: EPA Method 150.3, Determination of pH in Drinking Water Standard Methods 7500-Ra E and 7500-Ra E-07 for Radium 226 and 228 Standard Method 7110 D-17 for Gross Alpha and Gross Beta ASTM D2972-15B and C for Arsenic ASTM 3559-15D for Lead ASTM D3645-15B for ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • Check for lead in drinking water pipes and fittings using Oxford Instruments’ X-MET8000 XRF analysers

    Where lead contamination of drinking water is suspected, the Oxford Instruments X-MET8000 series of handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers can be used to quickly check which components are causing the contamination. Prevention of leaching of lead into drinking water Lead can enter drinking water if the components in water installations (e.g. lead pipes, leaded-brass fixtures, ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • Drinking water experts to address contaminants found in water

    Drinking water experts will convene at the Sacramento Convention Center, February 5 and 6 for a symposium focused on inorganic contaminants found in water. The Inorganic Contaminants Symposium will feature presentations and seminars led by renowned U.S. and international experts. Topics include: new techniques for treatment and analysis of drinking water, new challenges and risk assessment ...

  • EPA, New Jersey DEP and local school districts protect students from lead in school drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and three New Jersey school districts, has successfully lowered lead in drinking water at elementary schools in Union City, Atlantic City and Weehawken, New Jersey to below EPA-recommended levels. Sampling by EPA initially found elevated lead levels in drinking water at 28 of the 343 ...

  • Germany to replace all lead water pipes

    Water containing lead not suitable for infants, toddlers, and pregnant mothers It has been known for years that lead is harmful to health, yet water pipes made of lead are still widespread in many older buildings.  The result can be increased lead concentrations in drinking water, in some cases above the limit value of 10 microgrammes lead/litre of drinking water (µg/L) in effect as of ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • Clean drinking water for the orang asli in Malaysia

    Malaysia - As a result of littering, overfertilization and environmental influences the raw water sources in the Cameron Highlands are contaminated with virus and bacteria. Consumption of such water leads to major health affecting diseases - and as a chain reaction to less productivity, less income, less education for children and so on. Remote villages of orang asli (aborigines) are concerned of ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Industry News: Importance of protecting drinking water

    International Lining Technology would like to recognize other great work being done in the geosynthetics industry, particularly those who are making an effort to educate others about sustainability. BTL Liners is exploring the uses of reinforced polyethylene material as liner materials. We follow their blog and stumbled upon a great blog post from January about ...

  • Secure drinking water access, urges UN

    Investing as little as 0.16% of the world's gross domestic product - or $198bn per year- could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a UN official said on Friday. That would halve the number of people who risk serious illness and death on a daily basis, the United Nations Environment Programme said. The findings are presented in the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • DSM’s EcoPaXX tapping into drinking water-contact applications

    Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is taking its EcoPaXX® polyamide into an important new market - drinking water contact applications. Use of this material offers a high-performance, lead-free option for applications such as faucet mixing valves. The water management market is looking for high-performance polymers that are able to ...


    By DSM

  • DSM’s EcoPaXX tapping into drinking water-contact applications

    Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is taking its EcoPaXX polyamide into an important new market - drinking water contact applications. Use of this material offers a high-performance, lead-free option for applications such as faucet mixing valves. The water management market is looking for high-performance polymers that are able to withstand the ...


    By DSM

  • Water leaders explore lead line replacement strategies

    More than 100 water utility leaders from throughout the United States and Canada gathered Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to share strategies for removing the lead service lines that connect millions of older homes to water mains. Hosted by the American Water Works Association, the event took place during ...

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