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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 ...

  • Waterwell microbiology issues subject of NGWA Webinar series

    As part of the 2009 Webinar series offered by the National Ground Water Association, Smith-Comeskey's Ground Water Science Ltd.'s Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, will conduct three independent, yet related, hour-long presentations on 'Ground Water and Well Microbiology: Water Well Microbiology Issues.'The first presentation, May 6, 2009, is a brief primer on naturally occurring microorganisms in ground ...

  • EPA Approves 21 Alternative Test Methods

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved 21 alternative analytical methods to measure levels of contaminants in drinking water and determine compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. Using its authority for expedited approval of alternative methods, the agency announced July 19 that each of the 21 alternative methods "are as effective as one or more of the testing ...

  • EC sends Portugal final warning over drinking water

    The European Commission has sent Portugal a final written warning for not complying with a 2005 European Court of Justice ruling on drinking water. The Commission has powers to ask the Court to impose fines if Portugal does not comply rapidly. Nearly eight years after the EU standards took effect and three years after the Court ruling, drinking water in many parts of Portugal is still unsafe for ...

  • Harvested rainwater not drinkable

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Waste Management Announces Rollout of Stormwater Public-Private Strategic Alliances

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) today announced a program to provide a total stormwater management offering to U.S. municipalities in the form of public-private strategic alliances. WM, in collaboration with AbTech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ABHD), an environmental technologies and ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

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