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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 ...

  • EPA proposes updating drinking water rule to better protect public health (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise a national primary drinking water regulation to achieve greater public health protection against waterborne pathogens in the distribution systems of public water systems. Waterborne pathogens can cause a variety of illnesses with symptoms such as acute abdominal discomfort or in more extreme cases, kidney failure, hepatitis or ...

  • Safe water advocates applaud revised rule

    A diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations applauded yesterday’s announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water. A pre-publication copy of the final Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) was released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks. Significant ...

  • Commission asks Ireland to comply with Court ruling on septic tanks

    The European Commission is urging Ireland to comply with a 2009 European Court of Justice ruling on septic tanks. The Commission is concerned that a year after the Court ruling, no legal measures have been adopted to ensure that septic tanks are subject to adequate checks and inspections to protect human health and the environment. On a recommendation by Environment Commissioner Janez ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Ten California water systems facing fines for failing to monitor E. Coli in drinking water

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered ten California public drinking water systems to monitor for Escherichia coli (E. coli) in the source water of their drinking water systems, or face penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and humans. The presence of E. coli in ...

  • New Solutions for Disinfecting Drinking Water and Wastewater Improve Water Quality and Reduce Risks to Health

    Singapore -- The price and availability of water will have a similar influence on the Asian economies as oil and gas imports do today. 'Through further development of our product lines and systems for disinfection we are making a contribution to meeting the rising demand for fresh water from industry and the population,' explained Roger Radke, who is responsible for global water business at ...


  • Charm Sciences announces Fast Phage, a new 8-hour fecal indicator test for drinking water

    Charm Sciences, Inc. announces the launch of Fast Phage, a quick, simple and cost-effective way to screen for coliphage in water. Fast Phage provides positive prediction within 8 hours and coliphage plaque confirmation at 16 hours – enabling a same-day public health response to contaminated drinking water. Coliphage are indicators of fecal contamination in ground water, similar to E. coli. While ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • Israeli UV System makes water disinfection history with US EPA ETV

    Atlantium Technologies Ltd., a leader in UV water treatment for municipal and industrial applications, announced today at ACE 2013 that its R-200 system has made water disinfection history by being awarded the prestigious US EPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) for achieving 4-log virus credit water disinfection – the only UV disinfection system in the world to achieve this ...


    By Atlantium Ltd.

  • Calgon Carbon Awarded $12.4 Million Contract for UV Disinfection Systems for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

    Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to supply Sentinel(R) Ultraviolet Disinfection Systems (UV systems) for the Los Angeles Aqueduct Filtration Plant (LAAFP) and the Los Angeles Reservoir (LAR). The contract is valued at $12.4 million. LADWP, which serves 3.9 million residents, is the ...


    By Calgon Carbon Corporation

  • China to target polluters with tougher fines and penalties

    China's Supreme Court and environmental protection agencies have issued a new judicial explanations that will impose harsher punishments on polluters. The new rules, which take effect this week, are intended to streamline the process for investigating environmental pollution cases and in convicting polluters. With more precise criteria for convictions and sentencing, the new rules are expected to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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