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  • EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health. The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000 public water systems in the United States, which provide drinking water to more than 310 million people, take steps to prevent exposure ...

  • Rapid Detection of Pathogens and Mold in

    Society has become acutely aware that infection-causing pathogens can be found in food, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Properly testing for pathogens is a very effective approach for preventing these infections. In spring and summer, E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium botulinum and Shigella are the common food borne bacterial pathogens. Helicobacter pylori and Enterovirus ...


  • 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 ...


  • Superbugs in Delhi drinking water

    A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking. The article published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases describes how as many as half a million people are carrying the gene-producing bacteria as normal (gut) flora in New Dehli alone. The NDM 1 gene, which ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • EPA announces safe drinking water research

    Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging ...

  • Public comment sought on US drinking water contaminants

    The US EPA is asking for public comment on a list of 104 possible drinking water contaminants that may need to be regulated in the future to ensure the continued protection of drinking water. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA includes on the draft Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) currently unregulated contaminants that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and which may ...

  • 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 ...

  • New silica method could reduce the cost of purifying drinking water

    Tiny particles of coated silica could be used to purify drinking water by removing harmful pollutants and pathogens. This simple and relatively cheap technology is capable of removing contaminants from water making it safe to drink and helping ensure that drinking water meets the standards of the European Drinking Water Directive. Provision of portable water is becoming a major socio-economic ...

  • EPA Awards $5 Million in Safe Drinking Water Grants

    Washington, D.C. -  Today 10 universities received grants from EPA for research to develop better methods for detecting harmful organisms in drinking water, including viruses, bacteria and protozoa. The grants, awarded through EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) research grants program, are aimed at ensuring that the United States has the safest drinking water in the world. 'These five ...

  • TrojanUVSwift™ Selected for Beijing’s First UV Drinking Water Installation

    In response to more stringent drinking water regulations and contaminant monitoring, several municipalities throughout China are beginning to installing UV as part of their multi-barrier treatment strategy. We are proud to announce that Beijing’s first UV drinking water installation – located at a plant in ...

  • EPA orders farmer to provide drinking water to Nearby residence

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an emergency order under the Safe Drinking Water Act to Kenneth Brockett, owner and operator of the Kenneth Brockett Farm in Tyrone, Pa. after determining that the dairy farm has caused or contributed to the contamination of a nearby well. The order requires the dairy farmer to provide an alternative source of drinking water to the owners of ...

  • Town of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo., recognized for improvements to drinking water system

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented an award to the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo., for improvements to the community’s drinking water treatment system. Brian Friel, coordinator of EPA’s state revolving fund program in Denver, presented EPA’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund award to Mayor Hershal Deputy at a town council meeting. In 2009, the Town ...

  • Trojan Technologies Wins New York City Drinking Water UV Project

    Trojan Technologies Inc. announced today that it has been selected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) to be the supplier of ultraviolet (“UV”) drinking water disinfection equipment as a part of New York’s new Catskill/Delaware UV Disinfection Facility. The current design calls for Trojan to supply 56 units, which will be capable of treating a total of up to 2.2 ...

  • TECHNEAU challenges the ability of traditional drinking water supply systems

    Welcome to the eighth issue of the TECHNEAU Newsletter. The newsletter is designed to disseminate news, scientific results and developments to stakeholders. Newsletters are issued every six months, with Newsletter 9 scheduled for June 2010. TECHNEAU challenges the ability of traditional drinking water supply systems to cope with present and future global threats and opportunities. TECHNEAU will ...


  • EPA agreement with Amtrak brings greater drinking water protections for riders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has entered into an agreement with the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) to ensure safe and reliable drinking water for the railroad’s passengers and crews. To better protect the riding public from illnesses caused by microbiological contamination, the agreement requires Amtrak to monitor all the drinking water systems on its railcars and ...

  • New EPA list of drinking water contaminants for regulatory consideration

    EPA is releasing its third list of drinking water contaminants that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and may require regulation. EPA will continue to evaluate and collect data on the contaminants, and determine by 2013 for some of them whether or not to propose drinking water regulations. The contaminant candidate list (CCL 3) includes 104 chemical contaminants or groups ...

  • Invitrogen and IDEXX colaborate to supply advanced technologies for drinking water safety testing

    Invitrogen Corporation (NASDAQ:IVGN), a provider of essential life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics, and IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX), a worldwide leader in innovative products and services for veterinary, food and water applications, have entered into a strategic collaboration for the distribution and development of new products for the water testing ...


    By IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

  • Drinking Water Purification Using UV Lamps Becoming Even More Important

    • International Symposium at Heraeus in Hanau, Germany • UV radiation destroys germs and pathogens in drinking water without the need for chemicals Drinking water treatment with UV radiation was the theme of an interna-tional symposium of the materials network, Materials Valley e.V., which took place at the end of February at the Hanau headquarters of Heraeus, the precious metals- ...


    By Heraeus Holding GmbH

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