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  • EPA Completes Drinking Water Sampling in Dimock, Pa.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has completed its sampling of private drinking water wells in Dimock, Pa. Data previously supplied to the agency by residents, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Cabot Oil and Gas Exploration had indicated the potential for elevated levels of water contaminants in wells, and following requests by residents ...

  • US state of Georgia to sample drinking water for `carcinogenic` acid

    Georgia plans to begin statewide sampling this year at drinking water intakes for perfluorooctanoic acid, according to a program manager of the Environmental Protection Division.  The acid is labeled a 'likely carcinogen' by a federal panel and is found in the Conasauga River.  'We're trying to be proactive,' said Jane Hendricks, program manager for the permitting compliance and enforcement ...

  • 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 ...

  • Lead in EU drinking water

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health examines the presence of lead in drinking water in the EU and the problems with obtaining accurate data. The authors estimate that about 25% of EU households will have a lead pipe, meaning that around 120 million people are potentially exposed to health risks. Before the 1970s, water suppliers would only consider corrective action if lead ...

  • Putting Drinking Water to the Test 06052015

    On The Weather Channel’s “Wake Up With Al”, with Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams, Dan Theobald-WaterExpertDan puts Drinking Water to-the-test by measuring Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in Tap Water Samples from Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey as well as Bottled Water Samples including Spring Water, Pure Water and Distilled Water. Dan demonstrates/interprets Drinking Water ...

  • Toledo warns residents not to drink the water

    About 400,000 people in and around Ohio's fourth-largest city were warned Saturday not to drink its water after tests revealed the presence of a toxin possibly from algae on Lake Erie. Concerned residents of the Toledo area descended on city stores, buying carts full of bottled water, bags of ice and flavored water and emptying shelves within hours of the advisory, which was issued ...


    By Associated Press

  • Contamination Threatens Tucson Drinking Water

    TUCSON, Arizona, July 16, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday ordered the Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force to clean up a migrating plume of contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site. Under the order, Raytheon, formerly Hughes Aircraft, and the U.S. Air Force are required to treat two solvents, trichloroethylene (TCE) and ...

  • Contaminants monitored for safe drinking water act

    As part of its commitment to implement sensible protections of drinking water for communities across the country, and as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing thirty currently unregulated contaminants for monitoring in water systems, and submitting this proposal for public comment. The comment period will allow the public and other ...

  • 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 ...


  • Fertilisers linked to contaminated drinking water in Evros, Greece

    In a new study, samples of drinking water from the north-east of Greece have been found to exceed European limits for nitrates, sulphates and phosphates - chemicals that are linked to health problems such as reproductive disorders and cancer. The research has produced a map of the Evros area showing the location of 64 water sampling sites and found that pollution levels are highest in areas with ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Studies find methane in Pennsylvania drinking water

    New research in Pennsylvania demonstrates that it's hard to nail down how often natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One study found high levels of methane in some water wells within a half-mile of gas wells, while another found some serious methane pollution occurring naturally, far away from drilling. The findings represent a middle ground between critics of the drilling ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA issues final aircraft drinking water rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to aircraft passengers and crew.  The rule provides multiple-barrier protection through requirements for coliform sampling, best management practices, corrective action, public notification, monitoring and operator training. It will better protect the public from illnesses ...

  • Drinking water watched by Queensland’s seventh sense

    CSIRO and a local water authority in Queensland, SEQWater, have joined forces to monitor the Lake Wivenhoe catchment, which spans an area about the size of the city of Brisbane, and supplies water to the region’s 1.5 million residents. Approximately 120 nodes, using CSIRO's FLECK™ smart wireless sensor network technology, are monitoring environmental conditions on Lake Wivenhoe and in the ...

  • California Proposes Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about California’s proposed drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. It would be the nation’s first drinking water standard for a material that gained national attention after the release of the Erin Brockovich movie. According to the article, “At 10 parts per billion, the standard is 500 times ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Eight drinking water systems in Alaska are in violation of the safe drinking water act (WA)

    Eight Alaskan drinking water systems are being ordered to conduct water sampling required to protect human health, or face potential fines for violations of federal drinking water laws, according to compliance orders issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The systems violated the Safe Drinking Water Act and the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. These systems did not ...

  • EPA Orders Reamer Hill Water Association to Comply with Drinking Water Safeguards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Reamer Hill Water Association, Inc. in Kanawha County, W.Va. to comply with Safe Drinking Water Act standards at its public water system. Based on the most recently available data, the system provides drinking water to approximately 64 people in Clendenin. EPA issued the order to ensure safe drinking water for users of the system. The Order ...

  • 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 ...

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