drinking water leak News

  • Worry over radioactive water leak

    An underground pipe has been discovered by workers in Georgia leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant. The workers are in the process of discovering if the pipe is the sole cause of the leak or if there is another source that the water is also coming from. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen that is created inside nuclear reactors. There is worry of the water spreading past ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • Hydrophones for leak detection

    Sensor Technology, Canada, has received a repeat order for hydrophones custom-designed for a unique application in fire hydrants. Most of the hydrophones the company manufactures are used in marine applications, where designing for survival in sea water is the standard. For this project, the hydrophones are used in pipes carrying drinking water to millions of people, so finding suitable, food ...

  • 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 ...

  • Two Alabama water leaks finally found

    Two major water leaks have been found in the main water pipe system of Centreville, Alabama. The leaks, which the City of Centreville Water Department has been searching for all last week, has left almost 900 homes without running water, while 1,900 residents have been told to boil all their water before using it. This is just a precautionary measure, but illustrates the size of the problem. ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • California American Water Observes Drinking Water Week

    California American Water announced its participation in Drinking Water Week, May 5-11, 2013, supporting this year’s theme – “What do you know about H2O.” California American Water will be joining others in the water industry to help consumers appreciate the essential role water plays in public health, fire protection, economic vitality, and overall quality of life. For ...


    By American Water

  • Global Water Technologies Targets Leaking Pipes to Improve Water Efficiency

    Global Water Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets: GWTR) has identified better monitoring of leaking water mains as an opportunity to improve efficiency of the nation's drinking water infrastructure. "Our cities treat water to drinking quality standards and then pump it through old, leaking underground pipes where often more than 20 percent of that water is lost," said CEO Erik ...

  • $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 ...

  • $388,000 grant to Russell, Kan., for drinking water improvements

    EPA has awarded $388,000 to the City of Russell, Kan., for improvements to its drinking water system. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2012. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Enhancing the safety of drinking water systems is an important step in providing safe drinking water to the residents of Russell. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund ...

  • Fertilisers linked to contaminated drinking water in Evros, Greece

    In a new study, samples of drinking water from the north-east of Greece have been found to exceed European limits for nitrates, sulphates and phosphates - chemicals that are linked to health problems such as reproductive disorders and cancer. The research has produced a map of the Evros area showing the location of 64 water sampling sites and found that pollution levels are highest in areas with ...

  • American Water Partners with EPA for “Fix a Leak Week,” March 18-24

    American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the fifth annual ...


    By American Water

  • California American Water partners with EPA for “Fix a Leak Week”

    California American Water has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency to promote its annual “Fix a Leak Week,” which runs from March 12-18. The campaign, part of the EPA’s WaterSense program, is designed to raise awareness about small leaks and other water waste that may be occurring within our homes. Although a leaky faucet or garden hose ...


    By American Water

  • Workers dig deep to fix massive New York City water leak

    Workers are planning to go under the river and through the rocks to replace part of a massive tunnel leaking New York City's drinking water. They're blasting through hundreds of feet of shale and building a shaft on each side of the Hudson River, about 60 miles north of New York City. Once they reach about 600 feet below the river next year, they will begin building a 2.5-mile bypass tunnel ...


    By Associated Press

  • DrinkTap.org offers information about tap water during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are encouraging the public to learn about their water supply and local water utility by visiting AWWA’s fully updated consumer website, ...

  • Fracking: leaking wells cause gas-contaminated groundwater

    Contamination of drinking water in areas close to several fracking sites in the Marcellus and Barnett Shales, USA, is caused by structural problems leading to wells leaking natural gas into aquifers, a new study suggests. The researchers measured trace amounts of chemicals, called noble gases, which formed signatures of the sources of gas contamination in over 130 samples. These findings suggest ...

  • No Leak Too Small: Portuguese Water Management Company Rolls Out Smartball Tool To Detect Leak On Critical Young Transmission Main

    Drinking water systems degrade over time, with the useful life of the pipe and component parts often lasting for decades. Of course, age is only part of the equation. The deterioration of any particular pipeline depends on a multitude of factors, including pipe material and class. To complicate matters, factors such as soil environment, chemical properties of the water, climate changes, and ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Wyoming (WY)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued one emergency administrative order, 20 administrative orders, and settled seven penalty actions under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Wyoming from April 1 through September 30, 2010. EPA issues an emergency order when there is a potential for imminent and substantial endangerment to public health, such as when contaminants have been ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you