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  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, ...

  • Suez to build and operate drinking water treatment plant

    Suez Environnement, through its subsidiary Degrémont, and its customer Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), signed a contract in November 2009 for designing, building and operating (DBO) an extension for the drinking water production plant at the TK Halli site, some 90km from Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. After the forecast two-year design-build stage, Degrémont will fully ...

  • Drinking water from the sea

    In some regions of the world, the lack of a primary source such as water, could become a determining factor for economic and political instability whereas nearly 40% of the world's population relies on river systems that cross two or more countries. The increasing awareness towards the issue of water, as a precious and irreplaceable wealth, encourages some countries to make enormous investments ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • Access to drinking water deteriorating

    UN statistics show that there is a great disparity in the results of the current water and sanitation policies between rural and urban areas. In the rural half of the world - where the needs are currently numerically the highest - it has been possible to improve access to water and sanitation in the past decade. On the contrary, in the urban half of the world, despite having provided access to ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Environmentally compatible disinfection of drinking water

    Five Siemens ultraviolet (UV) disinfection plants came into operation in May in the Echthausen Water Works belonging to Wasserwerke Westfalen GmbH, Germany. They have considerably reduced the amount of chemicals used by the drinking water supplier. This process also eliminates microorganisms which cannot always be adequately controlled by other disinfection processes. These new UV plants are part ...

  • Contamination Threatens Tucson Drinking Water

    TUCSON, Arizona, July 16, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday ordered the Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force to clean up a migrating plume of contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site. Under the order, Raytheon, formerly Hughes Aircraft, and the U.S. Air Force are required to treat two solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and ...

  • Toledo warns residents not to drink the water

    About 400,000 people in and around Ohio's fourth-largest city were warned Saturday not to drink its water after tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie. Concerned residents of the Toledo area descended on city stores, buying carts full of bottled water, bags of ice and flavored water and emptying shelves within hours of the advisory, which was issued ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • USGS study finds drinking water contaminated, but safe to drink

    A recent United States Geological Survey (USGS) study of public drinking water wells in California, Connecticut, Nebraska and Florida found that some were contaminated, but in amounts so minimal, human health was unlikely to be affected. The USGS tracked the movement of contaminants in groundwater and public-supply wells in four different aquifers.According to the USGS, wells are not equally ...


  • Oil Well Operators in Hart County, Ky., Sentenced for Violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Two oil well operators in Hart County, and Logsdon Valley Oil Co. Inc., were sentenced today in United States District Court by Senior Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., for continued violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Charles L. Stinson, 75, of Horse Cave, Kentucky, and Ralph Dowell, 75, of Edmonton, ...

  • Intellitect delivers first GPRS drinking water monitors

    Intellitect Water (UK) has recently delivered the first real-time, in-pipe water quality monitors to customers in both the UK and overseas. Intellitect's Chief Executive, Tony Halker, says: 'This is a very significant milestone for the business; the Intellisonde™ monitors have internal dataloggers which enable them to record water quality and flow data continuously. However, the addition of GPRS ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Toxic Drinking Water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Two of the three drinking water systems that served family housing at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were contaminated with chemicals from dry cleaning and industrial operations for 28 years, a federal government analysis reveals. The 246 square mile base is located near Jacksonville, North Carolina. One system, the Tarawa Terrace drinking water system, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Using the rays of the sun to convert sea- to drinking water

    Many of the world's remote areas with water shortages also have three things in abundance: Sun, wind and sea. How renewable energies can be harnessed more effectively in the future to transform salty seawater and brackish water into drinking water is the subject of a current study issued by an EU initiative dubbed 'ProDes'. Worldwide, more and more people are obtaining their drinking water ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • New Filtralite® order for drinking water plant in Norway

    When refurbishing the dual media filters at Gopledal water works, Larvik municipality in southern Norway has chosen to change from anthracite to Filtralite® as top layer over sand. Gopledal water works takes raw water from the lake Farris and treats it in a contact filtration process. In this process the coagulant is added directly in front of the filters, without any sedimentation or floatation ...

  • Measurement of lime levels in drinking water & wastewater

    As lime is a product derived from the Earth, it is fitting that many of its uses also benefit the Earth. In fact, the second leading use of lime is in environmental applications, including drinking water and wastewater. OPTIFLEX is widely used to indicate lime levels in storage silos. It usually replaces non-reliable ultrasonic or electromechanical systems that are expensive to maintain. Lime ...


  • 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 ...

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