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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Abbotsford BC Selects SCADAWatch to Further Power Its Smart Water Network

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, has chosen the company’s revolutionary  ...


    By Innovyze

  • Federal government failing to protect drinking water - Report

    More than a decade after deadly gaps in drinking water management killed seven people in Walkerton, Ont., the federal government is still failing to ensure all Canadians have access to safe drinking water, according to a new report from Ecojustice. Waterproof 3, the environmental organization's third drinking water report ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Drinking recycled water?

    The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia’s CSIRO Land and Water set out to determine if the en product would meet standard drinking water guidelines. At the Parafield Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery research project in South Australia, the ...

  • 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

  • Kentucky American Water Releases 2010 Water Quality Reports

    Kentucky American Water is currently distributing copies of its 2010 water quality report to customers as a bill insert in the monthly Kentucky American Water bill. The report, released annually, provides detailed information about the sources and quality of the drinking water the company provides. “We are pleased to report that the water supplied to our ...


    By American Water

  • California American Water’s 2012 Water Quality Reports Will Be Available Online This Year

    California American Water announced today that its 2012 Consumer Confidence Reports will be made exclusively available online and will not be mailed to customers as in previous years. Customers without access or who would like a hard copy can contact the company to receive a copy. Water customers wishing to view the 2012 report can do so by visiting ...


    By American Water

  • 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

  • Water quality still deficient

    A new report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF states that the world is on track to surpass the Millennium Development Goal for drinking water access, but will fall short by one billion people for sanitation if current trends continue; access to a water source does not imply a quality water source. The Progress on ...

  • Military canteen water quality

    Results of a study of canteen water quality within two military units (infantry and armoured corps of the Israel Defense Forces) have been published in the Journal of Water and Health. The authors concluded that, in order to diminish the illness risk among combat soldiers, sanitary field conditions must be improved. The records of the IDF medical corps reveal an average annual number of 45,000 ...

  • San Diego Mayor Gets C+ on Water Quality Report Card

    SAN DIEGO, California, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders was graded a C+ for his actions to preserve water quality by an environmental group, which Thursday released its sixth annual San Diego Water Quality Report Card. Since 2001, San Diego Coastkeeper has commissioned Strategic Community Consulting to assess each San Diego City Council member in their actions on ...

  • Water community celebrates the Safe Drinking Water Act during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across the country are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The ...

  • Senators Want Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who serves as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has introduced two bills to protect people from drinking water contaminated by the toxic chemical perchlorate. One bill would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, to promptly establish a ...

  • 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 ...

  • USGS finds pesticides in Oregon drinking water

    A 2000-2005 US Geological Survey (USGS) study found a variety of pesticides in water samples from the lower Clackamas River mainstem and tributaries, along with trace-level detections of pesticides in treated drinking-water samples collected from a drinking-water treatment plant that uses the river as a raw-water source, according to a recently released USGS report. All of the detections in ...


  • California American Water Distributes 2010 Water Quality Reports to Its Southern California Customers

    California American Water recently completed their 2010 water quality reports for its seven Southern California water systems located in the counties of Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura. The reports show that water quality in each district met state federal primary drinking water standards for all of its Southern California water systems in 2010. California American ...


    By American Water

  • Water quality `top performer` announced

    Thames tap water is the best in its class according to the Government's official quality control watchdog. The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), announcing its annual water quality report, said that in 2008 Thames Water's tap water was 99.99% compliant with national and European standards - the company's best-ever performance.   This  means,  for  the  ...

  • Screening for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water

    Harmful bacteria in water are of concern, especially if they are resistant to antibiotics. A new Portuguese study reports on levels of a group of bacteria, staphylococci, in three different types of water in the treatment cycle and analyses their resistance to antibiotics. 'Coagulase-negative staphylococci' (CNS) are common and usually harmless. However, some CNS can cause skin infections when ...

  • Iowa copes with nitrate surge in drinking water

    For much of last year, Iowa's most pressing agricultural problem was a drought that baked farm fields and parched crops, turning them brown and crumbly. Then the skies finally opened up, providing one of the soggiest springs on record. But the rain has created a new, unexpected problem: The deluge is washing fertilizer off the farms and into rivers that provide drinking water to much of the ...


    By Associated Press

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