rainwater pollution News

  • 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 ...


  • First flush diverters for improving rainwater quality

    A first flush diverter helps maintain your rainwater tank clean by removing debris, dust and any solid excretory product that accumulates on your roof as well as in your gutters around rainfalls to be expelled out at the very start of the water assemblage process. The more refined your rainwater is entering to your system, the less polluted your water will likely be when you utilize it. ...


    By Superwall Systems

  • Waterproofing strips guaranteed to keep damp and rainwater out

    Water proofing strips, sometimes referred to as waterproofing membranes, are an essential component of both residential and commercial buildings. At Russetts Developments Ltd we supply water proofing strips made for cladding, facades and external window frames of buildings, all of which are subject to damage ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Reducing runoff pollution in the US

    Over the past century, runaway development has paved over forests, fields and wetlands across the country. Along with urbanization has come the problem of 'urban stormwater' – rainwater that washes over dirty surfaces such as roads, buildings and lawns and becomes a major source of pollution in rivers, lakes and bays. While much has been achieved in the past 30 years to limit pollution from ...


    By Erosion Control Forum

  • Farming Blamed For Scottish Beach Pollution

    Farming has been blamed in part for health fears as 14 Scottish beaches fail pollution tests. According to the Scottish Herald, paddlers, surfers, swimmers and bathers at 14 Scottish beaches are being put at risk by pollution from overflowing sewers and farms. The annual survey of Scotland’s bathing waters is shortly due to be released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and will ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Cities stem the tide of polluted water

    Cities of all sizes are tackling their water pollution problems, such as stormwater runoff and sewage overflow, by employing green infrastructure and design -- and they will save money as a result, according to a peer-reviewed report released by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Bord na Móna introduces rainwater harvesting and wastewater reuse solutions at 2009 NAHB Green Building Conference

    Bord na Móna Environmental Products U.S. Inc., the American market subsidiary of the $550-million Bord na Móna group based in Dublin, Ireland, has formally announced plans to introduce a complete range of rainwater harvesting products as well a new compact membrane for residential wastewater reuse / recycling applications. The plans were unveiled at the 2009 NAHB Green Building ...

  • Soil Quality Discussed at IAgrE Annual Conference – Rainwater Tanks Could Help Farming Water Management

    With 2015 being the International year of soils, the importance of the quality of the UK’s soils should become a hot topic for all those working in farming.  This year’s Agricultural Engineers annual conference takes place at Newcastle University on Wednesday 20th May and will focus on new tools for water management and how engineering can develop and support their adoption. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Identifying sources of metallic pollution to implement the WFD

    A new study has indicated that metallic pollutants in river basins have more sources than other dangerous substances. Sources include stormwater, industrial effluents, treated effluents, agricultural drainage, sediments, mining drainage and landfills. The EU Water Framework Directive1 requires Member States to take actions to achieve good chemical and ecological status of surface and ground ...

  • Portsmouth N.H. scrap metal company faces fine for polluted water discharges

    Stormwater monitoring by the property owner of Grimmel’s Portsmouth facility (Pease Development Authority) confirms stormwater discharges from Grimmel’s metal scrapyard operations contain metals, suspended solids and chemical oxygen demand which exceed permit benchmarks. Further, the stormwater discharges contain mercury and PCBs that cause or contribute to an exceedance of water ...

  • EPA releases new report on sewage pollution in New York and New Jersey

    When it rains, did you ever think about where all that rainwater is going? It flows down storm drains, carrying pollution from the streets, and if it is a heavy rain, causes sewage to overflow into rivers, lakes and streams. Sewer overflows, especially from combined sewer systems that carry sewage from buildings and stormwater from street drains, are a major environmental problem. The U.S. ...

  • Portsmouth N.H. Scrap yard ordered to address polluted water discharges

    Discharges of polluted stormwater and other pollutant discharges in violation of the Clean Water Act has prompted EPA to issue an enforcement order to Grimmel Industries, LLC, a metal scrap recycler located on the banks of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H. Grimmel leases the property from Pease Development Authority. Monitoring by Pease shows the stormwater discharges from Grimmel’s ...

  • Less Air Pollution Would Mean New California Dams Not Needed

    STANFORD, California (ENS) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently called for new dams in Northern California and near Fresno to store more water from Sierra snowmelt - an initiative criticized by environmentalists. Now a Stanford University scientist says the elimination of aerosol pollution would offset some of the need for additional dams by increasing rainwater supply. ...

  • PD Hook (Hatcheries) Ltd fined for polluting local waterway

    On 4 September 2013, P D Hook (Hatcheries) Ltd was sentenced at Scunthorpe Magistrates’ Court to causing a discharge of polluted water to a watercourse near their site. The company pleaded guilty at an earlier court hearing. Based at Station Road, Gunness, Scunthorpe, P D Hook (Hatcheries) Ltd was fined 20,000GBP, and ordered to pay 3,746.72GBP in costs, along with a 120GBP victim ...

  • North Carolina regulators shielded Duke`s coal ash pollution

    Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they say, their efforts have been stymied - by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural ...


    By Associated Press

  • Federal appeals court finds Los Angeles County liable for polluted waterways

    An opinion issued today by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with arguments in favor of a lawsuit that forces Los Angeles County and the County Flood Control District to take action to clean up two polluted waterways in Los Angeles. The lawsuit initiated by Natural Resources Defense Council and Los Angeles Waterkeeper ...

  • EPA report illustrates serious sewage pollution problem in New York and New Jersey

    Controlling sewage that gets washed into local waterways when it rains is critical to protecting water quality. Rainwater flows down storm drains, carrying pollution from the streets, and if it is a heavy rain, causes sewage to overflow into rivers, lakes and streams. Sewer overflows, especially from combined sewer systems that carry sewage from buildings and stormwater from street drains, are a ...

  • EPA Awards $860,000 to Communities to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change

    This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Albuquerque flood control authority is one of 14 recipients nationwide of part of $860,000 to expand the use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change. The funding is in support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which directs federal agencies to ...

  • EPA Awards $860,000 to Communities to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced $860,000 to help 14 communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change. The funding supports President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which directs federal agencies to support community-based preparedness and resilience efforts across the country. ...

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