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  • 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

  • Nitrate Reductase

    A proposed new ASTM International test method will present a means to perform nitrate analysis of water without the use of hazardous chemicals. WK27289, Test Methods for Nitrite-Nitrate in Water by Nitrate Reductase, is being developed by Subcommittee D19.05 on Inorganic Constituents in Water, part of ASTM International Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Aqwise developing advanced biological treatment system for drinking water nitrate contamination

    Aqwise, provider of advanced solutions for wastewater treatment, has signed a cooperation agreement with 'Mekorot', Israel's national water company, for field-testing an advanced biological treatment technology for Nitrate contamination in drinking water. The agreement was signed in the framework of WaTechTM, Mekorot’s entrepreneurship, investments and partnership center for water technologies. ...

  • Enzymatic Nitrate Determination Now an ASTM Standard Method

    NECi enzymatic method for nitrate determination is now an ASTM International Standard Method.  This method is meant to replace methods D1254 (Nitrite) and D992 (Nitrate).   Method D1254 uses a reagent which is considered to be a possible carcinogen. Method D992 is mentioned by ASTM to "have relatively large errors when used in wastewaters and also has greater manipulative difficulties" ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Water pollution exceeds drinking-standard limits in many OECD farming areas

    Pollution of rivers, lakes, and aquifers exceeds recommended limits for drinking water in farming areas in many OECD countries, according to a new OECD report. Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 shows that excess levels of nitrates, phosphorus or pesticides were found in more than one out of 10 monitoring sites in 13 OECD countries. Treating pesticide- and ...

  • New Drinking Water Methods Approved

    EPA approved 17 additional methods available for analyzing drinking water samples: EPA Method 150.3, Determination of pH in Drinking Water Standard Methods 7500-Ra E and 7500-Ra E-07 for Radium 226 and 228 Standard Method 7110 D-17 for Gross Alpha and Gross Beta ASTM D2972-15B and C for Arsenic ASTM 3559-15D for Lead ASTM D3645-15B for ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • 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 ...

  • AdEdge Water Technologies Awarded biotttaTM Nitrate Removal Project for the West Valley Water District, California

    AdEdge Water Technologies today announced it has been awarded and is implementing a biotttaTM (biologically tailored two-stage treatment approach) nitrate, perchlorate, and trichloroethylene removal project for the West Valley Water District, California. The West Valley Water District serves several communities in Riverside County, California. Historic levels of ...

  • 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 ...

  • California Central Valley Residents Demand Clean Drinking Water

    VISALIA, California, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - Residents from across California's farm belt gathered Thursday to protest the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board's continued failure to regulate agricultural pollution that is contaminating area drinking water. They timed their protest to occur as the Regional Board held a workshop to examine the impacts of its ...

  • New web site helps Wisconsin plan for safe drinking water

    Wisconsin relies heavily on its groundwater—97 percent of communities in the state and nearly 1 million additional residents with private wells use groundwater for their daily needs. A new web site provides easy access to information about Wisconsin's groundwater to assist local governments in protecting this vital resource and to help owners of private wells tap into safe drinking water ...

  • EPA and four Yakima Valley dairies reach agreement to reduce nitrate in local groundwater

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached legal agreements with four Yakima Valley dairies that will help reduce nitrate in area groundwater and nearby drinking water wells. “This is good news, especially for those working locally to protect Yakima Valley groundwater,” said EPA Regional Administrator Dennis McLerran, in Seattle. “By working constructively with us in ...

  • WEF, USGS will sponsor a congressional briefing on the health impacts of private drinking water wells

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF), in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water Quality Assessment Program, will sponsor a congressional briefing to discuss new findings about the quality of our nation’s private drinking water wells. “The Quality of Our Nation’s Private Drinking Water Wells: Are Current Contaminant Levels Above Public Health ...

  • Innovyze releases QualWatch Generation V1.5, raising the bar for drinking water contamination early warning and management systems

    Redrawing the boundaries of smart water network innovation for infrastructure security, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of the V1.5 Generation of QualWatch. This revolutionary early warning network monitoring and water ...


    By Innovyze

  • BRIDGE provides thresholds for EU Water Framework Directive

    The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) defines chemical status objectives for groundwater and related monitoring obligations but does not yet provide criteria to assess chemical status compliance. Now researchers from EU project BRIDGE (Background Criteria for the Identification of Groundwater Thresholds) have investigated 14 representative bodies of groundwater and developed thresholds that can ...

  • Warwick, Lititz Receive EPA Award for Protecting Waters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today honored two Lancaster County, Pa. communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the agency’s 2012 regional Source Water Protection Award to the Warwick Township Municipal Authority and the Borough of Lititz at a ceremony at the Warwick Municipal Office. ...

  • Occurrence of arsenic a reminder of the importance of testing well water

    The occurrence of arsenic in some well water in Pennsylvania is a reminder that private well owners should test their water regularly, the National Ground Water Association said today. “NGWA recommends that private well owners test their water annually for bacteria, nitrate, and anything of local concern, the latter of which could include arsenic for some Pennsylvanians,” said NGWA ...

  • Fear at the tap: Uranium contaminates water in the West

    In a trailer park tucked among irrigated orchards that help make California's San Joaquin Valley the richest farm region in the world, 16-year-old Giselle Alvarez, one of the few English-speakers in the community of farmworkers, puzzles over the notices posted on front doors: There's a danger in their drinking water. Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Blueprint to Safeguard Europe`s Water Resources – questions and answers

    What is the Blueprint? What is its goal? The Blueprint is a new EU strategy on the use of water resources. It sets the agenda for EU action for the years to come. The objective is to make water use sustainable in the EU. This means ensuring good quality water for human needs, economic activities and the environment. Water demand and supply need to be balanced, in line with the ...

  • Innovyze releases QualWatch, next generation of early warning network monitoring and water quality event detection

    Redrawing the boundaries of smart water network innovation for infrastructure security, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of QualWatch. This revolutionary early warning network monitoring and water quality event detection software ...


    By Innovyze

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