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  • 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 ...


  • Label your pipelines

    The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 require employers to mark visible pipes in the workplace which contain or transport dangerous substances. The British Standard Specification for the identification of pipelines and services (BS 1710:1984) has specified the colours of labels needed for the identification of pipes conveying fluids and gases. Following these ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • 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

  • 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

  • Funding for safe drinking water left unused

     The recent revelation that nearly half a billion dollars in federal funding for safe water has gone unspent by the State of California offers one more strong incentive for residents to install Final Barrier protection in their own homes, the Water Quality Association states. "While we rely on public agencies for initial treatment, the best way to ensure safe drinking water is by ...

  • AUS$7.34m for potable water pipelines for Point Sturt and Hindmarsh Island

    Australian Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, and South Australian Minister for the River Murray, Karlene Maywald, today announced up to $7.34 million in funding for potable water pipeline extensions to Point Sturt and Hindmarsh Island. The Rudd Government contributed up to $6.61 million and South Australia contributed $734,000 to the project. 'The Rudd Government has ...


    By Australian Government

  • Swift approval sought for Midwest oil pipeline

    A Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline that will stretch for hundreds of miles through the Midwest, including through many sensitive waterways, is quietly on the fast-track to approval - just not the one you're thinking of. As the Keystone XL pipeline remains mired in the national debate over environmental safety and climate change, another company, Enbridge Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Business leaders call for rejection of keystone XL pipeline

    The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a coalition of 45 business organizations, urged President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. “Contrary to the claims of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Petroleum Institute and other pipeline advocates who threaten political retaliation if the pipeline is not approved, Keystone XL would not deliver on jobs, energy, safety or ...

  • Hunter Water brings new pipeline online, delivering recycled water for industrial use

    Hunter Water recently celebrated the commissioning of a new advanced water treatment plant (AWTP) and eight kilometer pipeline that will be used to transport recycled water to industrial users in Kooragang Island, New South Wales, Australia. CH2M HILL, as part of the Hunter Treatment Alliance, led the concept and detailed design of the  ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 10 administrative orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Wyoming from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010. EPA issues an administrative order when a public water system violates the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its regulations. An administrative order requires the public water system to comply with the drinking water ...

  • $485,000 grant to De Soto, Kan., for drinking water project (KS)

    EPA has awarded $485,000 to the City of De Soto, Kan., for improvements to the drinking water system. EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Clean drinking water is essential for both healthy communities and healthy economies in Kansas. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the construction project which is estimated to cost $1.2 million.” The purpose of the ...

  • US$2bn stimulus for drinking water just a small portion of total activity

    Some 900 projects with $2.0 billion in stimulus support are moving forward.  But they represent a small portion of the total activity in municipal drinking water.  Some of the recent project updates in the McIlvaine North American Public Water Plants and People testify to the larger scale of activity. Davie, FL is targeting $100 million for a reverse osmosis facility and other upgrades.  Palm ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA update on yellowstone river oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline), Week 1

    On July 6th EPA issued ExxonMobil an administrative order instructing them to provide information on the circumstances of the spill, conduct appropriate recovery and remediation actions, and perform ongoing environmental sampling. The order also requires ExxonMobil to provide a work plan which is currently being reviewed by the state of Montana, EPA, and other agency partners. Once approved, the ...

  • EPA update on Yellowstone River oil spill (Silvertip Pipeline)

    As the second week of the oil spill cleanup begins, EPA staff are optimistic about receding water levels in the Yellowstone River, which will allow access to previously inaccessible portions of the river. This news comes as data becomes available from testing and monitoring conducted last week. A map for both water and air monitoring data is now available at ...

  • Audubon President David Yarnold Calls Obama Decision on Keystone Pipeline

    Audubon President David Yarnold Calls Obama Decision on Keystone Pipeline "A Victory for Common Sense."   Full Statement: "This was a gutsy call by the President. But it was also a victory for common sense.  You don't pipe potentially lethal goo through one of America's largest wetland ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • Texas city using treated wastewater for drinking

    As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies. Wichita Falls, near the Oklahoma border, on Wednesday began reusing millions of gallons of water at the River Road Waste Treatment plant that's been purified to meet government drinking standards. The water ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pipeline spill underlines fears of new tar sands development

    The type of oil that flowed through the Enbridge pipeline when it ruptured in Calhoun County on July 25 is far more damaging to the environment than regular crude at every stage, from extraction to refining, and poses higher risks when spilled into lakes and rivers. Despite denials by Enbridge CEO Patrick Daniel, the million gallons of oil that spilled into the Kalamazoo River watershed last ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Insituform Receives $4 Million (US) Drinking Water Contract Award from the City of Victoria, British Columbia

    ST. LOUIS - Insituform Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: INSU) announced today it has received a contract award for $4 million (US) to rehabilitate over 11,000 feet of drinking water pipelines in Victoria, British Columbia using its InsituGuard® solution. Work on this project, which includes 12-inch and 20-inch diameter pipelines, is expected to be completed by early 2011. ...


    By Aegion Corporation

  • North Dakota pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater

    >Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree ...


    By Associated Press

  • Feds: Proposed pipeline rules could have prevented accidents

    New federal rules proposed for pipelines that carry oil and other hazardous liquids could have prevented more than 200 accidents since 2010, including a Michigan rupture that ranks as the costliest onshore spill in U.S. history, federal officials said. The U.S. Transportation Department proposal announced Thursday covers more than 200,000 ...


    By Associated Press

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