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  • Clarks nears permanent solution to safe drinking water

    It's been 12 years since the central Nebraska village of Clarks learned their water contained dangerous levels of uranium. Now, after years of failed attempts to fix it, they're finally one big step closer to a permanent solution. State agencies found the high uranium levels in 2000. "We had over 200 parts per billion, which was the highest in the state," Clarks Mayor Jim Kava says. ...

  • EPA announces safe drinking water research

    Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging ...

  • Contaminants monitored for safe drinking water act

    As part of its commitment to implement sensible protections of drinking water for communities across the country, and as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing thirty currently unregulated contaminants for monitoring in water systems, and submitting this proposal for public comment. The comment period will allow the public and other ...

  • Human right to safe drinking water and sanitation at the UN

    The 3rd Commission of the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations made history on 28th July 2010 by overwhelmingly adopting a resolution proclaiming the Human Right to Safe drinking Water and Sanitation. Presented by Bolivia and 33 other States, the resolution received 122 votes in favour with no votes against and 41 abstentions. Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev of Green Cross ...

  • Safe drinking water needs assessed, says EPA

    A recent drinking water needs survey will help EPA determine the distribution formula for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) grants for the fiscal years 2010 through 2013 budgets. The assessment documents anticipated costs for repairs and replacement of transmission and distribution pipes, storage and treatment equipment, and projects that are necessary to deliver safe supplies of ...

  • 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 ...

  • USGS study finds drinking water contaminated, but safe to drink

    A recent United States Geological Survey (USGS) study of public drinking water wells in California, Connecticut, Nebraska and Florida found that some were contaminated, but in amounts so minimal, human health was unlikely to be affected. The USGS tracked the movement of contaminants in groundwater and public-supply wells in four different aquifers.According to the USGS, wells are not equally ...


  • EPCOR Water USA receives prestigious award for safe drinking water

    EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (EPCOR USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR), has received the “Director’s Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water for the company’s Anthem Water Treatment Facility in Anthem, Arizona. “Each ...

  • Water community celebrates the Safe Drinking Water Act during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across the country are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The ...

  • EPA outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

    In a speech today at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water. The aim is to find solutions that meet the health and economic needs of communities across the country ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Influential Study Calls for Improved Global Standard for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

    A study conducted by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine  addresses the need for an improved global standard for safe drinking water and sanitation. Current benchmarks established by ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • EPA Awards $5 Million in Safe Drinking Water Grants

    Washington, D.C. -  Today 10 universities received grants from EPA for research to develop better methods for detecting harmful organisms in drinking water, including viruses, bacteria and protozoa. The grants, awarded through EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) research grants program, are aimed at ensuring that the United States has the safest drinking water in the world. 'These five ...

  • SIWI welcomes UN decision on human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

    Following the recognition of the human right to drinking water and sanitation several months ago, the UN Human Rights Council clarified at a recent session that the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is derived from the already existing right to adequate standard of living. Member states reached consensus on this decision, which establishes the human right to safe drinking water ...

  • EPA administrator Jackson outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

    In a speech at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water. The aim is to find solutions that meet the health and economic needs of communities across the country more ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Utah (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 4 administrative orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Utah from April 1 through September 30, 2010. Although the State of Utah is authorized to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA can take federal action against public water systems in the state that violate the Act and its regulations. EPA issued administrative orders to Utah ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Wyoming (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 10 administrative orders under the Safe Drinking Water Act in Wyoming from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010. EPA issues an administrative order when a public water system violates the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and its regulations. An administrative order requires the public water system to comply with the drinking water ...

  • Soft Drinks Manufacturer Chooses Safe Water Treatment System

    Fluid Dynamics International manufacturers of catalytic non-chemical treatment systems for the prevention of scaling caused by hard water have won a major contract in Cyprus .. Keans Soft drinks is one of the oldest soft drinks manufacturers in Cyprus. Conscious of always having the most environmentally friendly processes  and avoiding  the risks of any chemical contamination from Chemicals .. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Utah (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 3 administrative orders and 3 notices of violation in Utah from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010, under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Although the State of Utah is authorized to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA can take federal action against public water systems in the state that violate the SDWA and its regulations. ...

  • Safe water supply for Uruzgan

    A consortium led by Royal Haskoning has been approached by the Dutch Embassy in Kabul to carry out a study into the situation of Integrated Water Resources Management in Uruzgan. Aim is to provide people in Uruzgan province (Afghanistan) access to safe drinking water, household food security, and sources of income while protecting them from the negative impacts of droughts and floods. Other ...

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