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  • Study finds contaminants in California public-water supplies

    Nearly one-fifth of the raw groundwater used for public drinking water systems in California contains excessive levels of potentially toxic contaminants, according to a decade-long U.S. Geological Survey study that provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the health of California's public water supply and groundwater. One of the surprises in the study of 11,000 public supply wells ...


    By Associated Press

  • AWWA policy: Reclaimed water for public water supply purposes

    The following revised AWWA Policy Statement on Reclaimed Water for Public Water Supply Purposes has been approved by the Technical and Educational Council for member comment. Comments on the policy statement will be reviewed by AWWA staff and forwarded to the Executive Committee if the comments are minor or referred back to the originating body if the comments are substantive. Policies ...

  • WEF hosts successful webcast on stimulus funding for wastewater infrastructure

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) hosted a free webcast for its members yesterday that highlighted the pending economic stimulus package that is currently being developed by Congress and President Obama. Recently passed by the House of Representatives and under review by the Senate, the package could include funding of historic proportions for public works projects across the country. ...

  • Navy Agrees to Fixes to Public Water Supply at DC Military Base

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signed a Safe Drinking Water Act administrative consent order with the U.S. Navy, and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) to take corrective action protecting the public water supply at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, a combined Navy-Air Force facility in Washington, D.C. The order requires the Navy and WSSC to submit and implement a plan to ...

  • Boil order lifted in Macy, Neb.

    EPA Region 7 has directed the Omaha Macy Public Water System, located on the Omaha Tribe Reservation in Thurston County, Neb., to lift a boil order in Macy, Neb., which had been in effect since July 13, 2010. Water sampling results have shown adequate levels of chlorination protection and the absence of disease-causing bacteria sufficient for EPA to advise the public water supply to lift the ...

  • Irish EPA statement in relation to lead in drinking water supplies

    There are 944 public water supplies in Ireland. Every supply must be tested for lead at a defined frequency and must be tested randomly. The latest results indicate that over 99% of samples taken were compliant with the lead standard. Since the introduction of the Drinking Water Regulations in March 2007, eleven local authorities have notified the EPA of exceedances of the lead parametric ...

  • EPA orders oil companies to monitor public water supply and private wells in Montana

    In response to recent detections of low levels of oil production-related contaminants in the public water supply that serves the city of Poplar, Montana, and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued an order to Murphy Exploration & Production Co. (Murphy), Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (Pioneer), and Samson Hydrocarbons Co. (Samson). ...

  • NLS achieves full USEPA approval for UCMR2

    USEPA's Unregulated Contaminants Rule - Phase 2 (UCMR2) The latest phase of USEPA's UCMR program is underway. Many Public Water Supply Systems in the USA will be required to sample and analyze their water for one or two lists of unregulated contaminants. Sampling is scheduled to occur during a 12-month period between January 2008 and December 2010. The resulting analytical data are used ...


    By Northern Lake Service, Inc.

  • EPA Fines BIA $136,000 for Keams Canyon Drinking Water Violations on the Hopi Reservation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced their settlement with Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs including civil penalties of $136,000 for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act at the Keams Canyon Public Water Supply system. “Access to clean, potable drinking water is still a critical issue for many tribal communities.” said Jared Blumenfeld, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Man-made chemicals found in drinking water at low levels

    Low levels of certain man-made chemicals remain in public water supplies after being treated in selected community water facilities. Water from nine selected rivers, used as a source for public water systems, was analyzed in a study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Most of the man-made chemicals assessed in this study are not required to be monitored, regulated or removed from water ...

  • Palintest ChlordioX Plus & ChlordioXense – now US EPA Approved

    The ChlordioX Plus method for determining Chlorine Dioxide and Chlorite in public drinking water supplies is now a US EPA approved method. The approval, also applicable to the ChlordioXense makes the monitoring of chlorine dioxide quick, simple and precise. Rapid analysis for chlorine dioxide resulting in consistent results. Simple test procedure requires minimal training. Approved and ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Water Regulations Advisory Scheme Re-Approves Coralith Material

    Mantec’s porous ceramic media Coralith C5 has been re-approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) for suitability for contact with wholesome water for domestic purposes having met the requirements of BS 6920-1:2000 / 2014 ‘Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of the ...


    By Mantec Filtration

  • Special e-issue of Groundwater focuses on public supply well vulnerability

    The National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®, has published a special electronic-only issue focusing on public drinking water supply well vulnerability to contamination. This special issue can be accessed in the Wiley Online Library, the database containing complete content information for Groundwater, the leading international journal focusing ...

  • Water regulations advisory scheme re-approves Coralith material

    Mantec’s porous ceramic media Coralith C5 has been re-approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) for suitability for contact with wholesome water for domestic purposes having met the requirements of BS 6920-1:2000 / 2014 ‘Suitability of non-metallic products for use in contact with water intended for human consumption with regard to their effect on the quality of the ...


    By Mantec Filtration

  • Drought and water overuse in Europe

    From golf courses to books, olive oil to vaccinations, all the goods and services that we rely on, together with many of our daily activities, require a vital resource: water. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms that in many parts of Europe water use is unsustainable and provides recommendations for a new approach to managing water resources. The EEA report 'Water ...

  • EPA agreement with oil production companies ensures safe drinking water for Poplar, Montana

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with three oil production companies operating on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana requiring the companies to address groundwater contamination threatening the City of Poplar’s public water supply system. The agreement with Murphy Exploration & Production Co. (Murphy), Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (Pioneer), ...

  • EPA provides fire protection to city of Hammond

    The City of Hammond, Louisiana, is receiving assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide its citizens with safe and reliable drinking water and improved fire protection. The EPA awarded Hammond $210,000 to extend its drinking water services and add additional water hydrant assemblies. The Safe Drinking Water Act protects human health by regulating the nation’s ...

  • Europe needs to use water more efficiently

    Europe needs to redouble efforts in using water more efficiently to avoid undermining its economy, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Inefficient water use impacts hard on the resources needed by ecosystems and people, both vital assets for European productivity and security. The report 'Towards Efficient use of water resources in Europe' from the European ...

  • Bacterial persistence in streams, say SSSA

    A research team from the University of Tennessee (UT) has completed a study on an East Tennessee river to determine the connection between watershed hydrology and fecal bacteria statistical time series analysis. Shesh Koirala and colleagues report their findings in the July-August issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality. The article presents a study of the temporal patterns and statistical ...

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