protecting drinking water News

  • Georgetown honored for protecting drinking water

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-Atlantic office has awarded the Town of Georgetown, Delaware the source water protection award for its efforts to protect their drinking water sources. 'Drinking water is a finite and precious resource, so we applaud communities like the Town of Georgetown that are taking steps to protect it,' said Don Welsh, EPA Regional Administrator. We look forward ...

  • Students recognized for protecting drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized three schools and an individual in the Schuylkill River Watershed today for developing educational environmental projects that help protect drinking water. Those receiving the Schuylkill Action Network Drinking Water Scholastic awards included: Miquon School, Philadelphia School District - The Schuylkill Stories Video Contest Award ...

  • 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

  • Industry News: Importance of protecting drinking water

    International Lining Technology would like to recognize other great work being done in the geosynthetics industry, particularly those who are making an effort to educate others about sustainability. BTL Liners is exploring the uses of reinforced polyethylene material as liner materials. We follow their blog and stumbled upon a great blog post from January about ...

  • Students recognized for protecting drinking water sources

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized three elementary and middle schools and one college in the Schuylkill River Watershed today for their environmental projects which help educate the public about the value of protecting sources of drinking water. The Schuylkill Action Network (SAN) Drinking Water Scholastic Awards were presented to recipients at the Wissahickon Valley Watershed ...

  • Protecting water quality at home highlighted 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 to maintain ...

  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 6 – 12 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers and wells that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that ...


    By American Water

  • Terrorist Blocker for drinking water.

    We do everything for our safety, in order to protect us from terrorists.... Do we indeed ?? NO we don't !!! We forget to protect our drinking water at the point where it is most important. At the point of Use.Any person can damage and influence the drinking water quality by adding poison, bacteria, (e.g. Anthrax), viruses or even by adding simple a concentrated smell ( H²S, Sulfor egg smell) or ...


  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 1 to May 8 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that runs through ...


    By American Water

  • Access to drinking water deteriorating

    UN statistics show that there is a great disparity in the results of the current water and sanitation policies between rural and urban areas. In the rural half of the world - where the needs are currently numerically the highest - it has been possible to improve access to water and sanitation in the past decade. On the contrary, in the urban half of the world, despite having provided access to ...

  • EPA agreement with Amtrak brings greater drinking water protections for riders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has entered into an agreement with the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) to ensure safe and reliable drinking water for the railroad’s passengers and crews. To better protect the riding public from illnesses caused by microbiological contamination, the agreement requires Amtrak to monitor all the drinking water systems on its railcars and ...

  • EPA launches web forum on how to best protect America’s drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a web-based discussion forum to gather public input on how the agency can improve protection of drinking water. The information will be used in implementing EPA’s new drinking water strategy announced by Administrator Lisa P. Jackson in March. “We look forward to reviewing the ideas and feedback from the public,” said ...

  • EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams

    Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday. The White House said the rules would provide much-needed clarity for landowners, but some Republicans and farm groups said they go much too far. House Speaker John Boehner declared they would send ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Releases Online Mapping Tool to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters. This robust, online mapping tool provides the public, water system operators, state programs, and federal agencies with critical information to help them safeguard the sources of America’s drinking water. DWMAPS allows users to learn about their watershed ...

  • EPA award honors Vienna, W. Va. for protecting drinking water (PA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-Atlantic office has awarded Vienna, W. Va. a source water protection award for its work in protecting drinking water sources. “The city of Vienna is getting this award for taking proactive measures to help ensure that residents will continue to have access to safe and healthy drinking water,” said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. ...

  • California Fails to Protect Drinking Water from Toxic “Erin Brockovich” Chemical

    The California Department of Public Health today announced its final drinking water standard for the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium made infamous in the film Erin Brockovich. The state’s new Maximum Contaminant Level of 10 parts per billion is 500 times greater than the level identified as safe by the California Environmental Protection Agency. The decision comes 10 years after the ...

  • EPA awards over $145,000 to protect drinking water in New Mexico (NM)

    The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (NM EMNRD) will receive $145,176 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to monitor underground injection wells in the state of New Mexico. The project will primarily cover two important areas: permit application review and water pollution reduction. The funds will be used for both Class II and Class V wells. Class II wells ...

  • California Flood Protection Enacted, Drinking Water Voted Down

    SACRAMENTO, California, October 15, 2007 (ENS) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will strengthen flood protections in California by creating the framework for the development of a comprehensive Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. The law signed October 10 creates a new 200 year flood protection standard for urban development in the region. The ...

  • Cryptosporidium Protection for one of Europe’s Largest Drinking Water Plants.

    The ultra-compact UV systems, manufactured in the UK by atg UV Technology are designed to meet the very latest UK and European potable drinking water regulations, including the recent WIMES 801.B specification guidance for closed vessel drinking water UV systems.  Pictured, atg UV Technology have recently dispatched 3 x 5,000 m3/hr capacity medium pressure UV systems for the disinfection of ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Herbal defluoridation of drinking water

    A filtration system based on a medicinal herb can quickly and easily remove “fluoride” from drinking water, say researchers in India. The technology described in the March issue of the International Journal of Environmental Engineering uses parts of the plant Tridax procumbens as a biocarbon filter for the ion. Drinking water can contain natural fluoride or fluoride might be added as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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