drinking water quality monitoring News

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Taste & Odour In Drinking Water

    Water utilities frequently struggle with handling taste and odor complaints in various forms. The frequency and severity of these issues can vary according to such things as climate, source water quality, ineffective treatment , stagnation, and ineffective management of distributed water in general. When troubleshooting these issues, it comes down to two strategies: how to find the source and how ...

  • Legislation tabled to improve drinking water quality in first nation communities

    Drinking water in First Nations communities would be brought to the same standard as water off reserves under a bill introduced by the Conservative government. Legislation tabled in the Senate by Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl (Bill S-11 - Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act) would pave the way to apply federal regulations for drinking water and wastewater on reserves. Provincial and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Illness increasing in central Asia due to poor quality drinking water - report

    Despite significant efforts to improve access to safe water and sanitation, a new report co-authored by an expert at The University of Nottingham, argues that much more needs to be done. A major survey in Kazakhstan found that, despite meeting the UN definition of what constitutes safe water, a large number of people reported suffering from illnesses like hepatitis and gastroenteritis. A key ...

  • Water safety and monitoring discussed during this week’s Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association joins water professionals across North America in helping consumers learn more about how ...

  • System monitors for drinking water contamination on-line and in real time

    INTRODUCING WISE® Water Infrastructure Sensing Equipment On-line, real-time, chemical and biological water contamination detection   Drinking water systems are vulnerable to chemical spills, pollution, natural and man-made disasters, and acts of terrorism.  Until WISE™, there has never been a single, integrated system capable of detecting and reporting biological and chemical ...


    By ECSI International, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • EPA to work with drinking water systems to monitor unregulated contaminants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water systems will monitor from 2013 to 2015 as part of the agency’s unregulated contaminant monitoring program, which collects data for contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water, but that do not have health-based standards set under the Safe ...

  • 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 ...

  • Turning surface water in Thailand into clean drinking water

    A new sustainable water treatment system from Grundfos is designed to turn river water and surface water into drinking water for the residents in 15 Thai villages. The project is funded by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency of Thailand, which focuses on implementing efficient and sustainable solutions in remote areas. Insufficient access to clean water in rural areas ...


    By Grundfos

  • Optical water quality assessment

    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have proven that measuring fluorescence could improve source water monitoring during a study of the McKenzie River in Oregon.  The study was designed to assess the amount, type and source of dissolved organic carbon that exists in all sources of drinking water. Dissolved organic carbon can react with chlorine during water treatment and form ...

  • A unique monitoring system to secure water quality at major events

    Veolia’s specialized environmental monitoring unit, Endetec, has recently put into operation its sophisticated real-time monitoring technologies at high-profile events. Spread across sensitive points in a water network, they continuously measure the key parameters of water quality: pressure, chlorine, temperature and conductivity in line with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The ...


    By ENDETEC

  • Monitoring System on ferry measures Delaware Bay water quality data

    This summer, a unique research project using a complex, automated measurement and sampling system on the MV Twin Capes was launched by the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), with the cooperation and assistance of Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA). The SeaKeeper 1000, manufactured and installed aboard the ferry vessel by YSI, collects water quality data ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • AquaClear™ drinking water turbidimeter...the choice is clear!

    Attached is a brief product release highlighting one of our primary products serving drinking water treatment professionals interested in the AWWA Conference coming up this June in Atlanta. It is for our AquaClear™ Low-Range Turbidimeter that meets the USEPA requirements for filter monitoring, and does so in a cost-effective, simple to use online package. AquaSensors manufactures innovative ...

  • Carcinogenic Pesticide Pervasive in Midwest Drinking Water

    WASHINGTON, DC, September 11, 2007 (ENS) - New federal water quality data obtained by the Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, confirms high levels of the carcinogenic pesticide Atrazine in Midwest drinking water supplies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, data shows raised Atrazine levels in 94 of 136 water systems tested at the source. Tests were conducted in ...

  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Modern Water’s Range of Trace Metal Monitors Invaluable to Municipalities around the World in Protecting Drinking Water

    The need for municipalities around the world to protect communities against harmful trace metal contaminants in their drinking water supplies has never been greater, especially following the recent tragic drinking water events in North America, Asia and Europe. Modern Water, a leader in water quality monitoring, believes it has the answer to protecting global drinking water supplies and has spent ...

  • Emergency preparedness highlighted during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week 2012 concludes, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) joins water professionals across North America in encouraging home preparedness for water-related emergencies. “We all have an important role to play in keeping our water supplies safe ...

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