surface water quality News

  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • Real time surface water quality monitoring

    During Aquatech 2015 the Dutch company BlueLeg Monitor launched the newly developed fixed position EcoWatch for continuous real time surface water monitoring focusing upon relevant ecological water parameters. A new method to determine surface water quality is to use the color characteristics of the water using spectrometers and to interpret the spectral graphs with sophisticated algorithms. ...


    By BlueLeg Monitor BV

  • Containerised UV Disinfection packages to treat low quality surface water

    Another 2 containerised UV disinfection packages are set to leave the atg UV Technology production facility today.  These particular packages will be treating 1,300 m3/hr and 350 m3/hr of low quality surface water.  The mobile, turn-key packages built within a 30ft and 20ft container, include a 40 micron filtration package followed by an ultra-compact, high output medium pressure UV ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • EPA awards $2.5 million to Arizona to improve surface water quality

    The Environmental Protection Agency awarded $2.5 million to the State of Arizona for projects to help restore water quality in the state’s polluted water bodies. With an additional $1.6 million leveraged by the state for these activities, more than $4 million is available this year to improve surface water quality. Recent water quality data shows that a significant percentage of surface ...

  • Turning surface water in Thailand into clean drinking water

    A new sustainable water treatment system from Grundfos is designed to turn river water and surface water into drinking water for the residents in 15 Thai villages. The project is funded by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency of Thailand, which focuses on implementing efficient and sustainable solutions in remote areas. Insufficient access to clean water in rural areas ...


    By Grundfos

  • Fracking water quality concerns

    The extraction of natural gas from deep shale formation requires the use of hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking', which involves injecting water and chemicals to rupture deep shale. A predicted boom in Michigan has raised public concerns about water supply, use and contamination. A new natural gas exploration and production boom could be starting in Michigan in the wake of a surprisingly ...

  • Water Quality System

    Let me explain that our basic idea is how better to use the not many typologies (and parameters) of on-line sensors available on market to make low-cost sustainable intelligent monitoring. We all know that the total water quality is related to about fifty of quality measurement analytic parameters, but on-site and in on-line way, it is possible to detect only about ten electro-chemical or ISE ...

  • Iowa lawmakers introduce Surface Water Protection Act

    A new initiative to improve Iowa's water quality has been pupt forward by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers.  The result of a two-year watershed planning task force, the Surface Water Protection Act is aimed at identifying problems and preventing pollution in Iowa's largest lakes, rivers and creeks.  'Iowa needs a coordinated effort to clean up our surface water and improve water ...

  • Surface protection for yachts

    Yesterday I was asked why surface protection is so important when one is working on a yacht or a superyacht?  My first response was simply to state that it is designed to protect your profit margin in the project, because any damages are coming right out of your bottom line. The fact is that the owners of such ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Decision on Iowa’s water quality standards

    EPA has approved revised Iowa water quality standards to support recreational activities and the protection of aquatic life. The approved water quality standards verify the state’s designated uses for 64 water body segments in Iowa. “EPA is committed to assuring that the waters relied upon and enjoyed by the people of Iowa are protected by the Clean Water Act,” said Karl Brooks, ...

  • Everglades show improvement in water quality

    Researchers at the University of Florida Research and Education Centers and scientists at the South Florida Water Management District have published a report regarding the trends in water quality feeding into Everglades National Park. The report can be found in the September-October 2010 Journal of Environmental Quality, published by the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of ...

  • Water well maintenance important to water quality

    A poorly maintained water well system can lead to poor water quality, so household water well owners should inform themselves of good water well maintenance practices, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Neglecting a water well system’s maintenance can have a direct impact on one’s health, so it’s important to stay on top of a water well system’s ...

  • Michigan`s New Surface Water Information Management System

    LANSING, Michigan, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - The state of Michigan has developed a new online tool for water managers and the general public to track the water quality of the state's rivers, lakes, and streams. The Michigan Surface Water Information Management, MiSWIM, system was introduced in late June by the Department of Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources ...

  • Michigan`s New Surface Water Information Management System

    LANSING, Michigan, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - The state of Michigan has developed a new online tool for water managers and the general public to track the water quality of the state's rivers, lakes, and streams. The Michigan Surface Water Information Management, MiSWIM, system was introduced in late June by the Department of Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources ...

  • Surface waters: 12 new controlled chemicals, three pharmaceuticals on watch list

    Twelve new substances will be added to the EU priority list of those known to pose a pollution risk to surface waters under rules endorsed by MEPs on Tuesday. For the first time, three pharmaceuticals will also be included in a "watch list" of emerging pollutants that could one day be placed on the priority list. “Water policy is a long-term policy. Our citizens should have access to clean ...


    By European Commission

  • Containerised UV Disinfection Packages to Treat Low Surface Water

    Another 2 containerised UV disinfection packages are set to leave the atg UV Technology production facility today.  These particular packages will be treating 1,300 m3/hr and 350 m3/hr of low quality surface water.  The mobile, turn-key packages built within a 30ft and 20ft container, include a 40 micron filtration package followed by an ultra-compact, high output medium ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • EScIS present Groundwater and surface water data management at Rosebery Mine, Tasmania

    Tom Wilson, senior implementation manager at Earth Science Information Systems, presented Groundwater and surface water data management at Rosebery Mine, Tasmania in May 2015 at the AIG Hydrogeology in Mining conference.  The Conference aims included providing information exchange and awareness raising among the South Australian mining and hydrogeology communities. The ...

  • Province Announces Manitoba`s First Comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy

    $320-million Investment to Better Manage Floods, Droughts, Protect Lake Winnipeg; Regulations to Preserve Wetland Benefits; Cut Red Tape for Routine Drainage Projects:  Ministers Manitoba is proposing its first comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy and multi-year surface water management investments to protect Lake Winnipeg and mitigate flood and drought damage, Conservation and ...

  • Sediment pollution should be included in water quality assessments

    The quality of surface water is best assessed using the status of both the water and underlying sediment. A recent study concluded that water bodies risk being misclassified if sediment assessment is not included, which can lead to unnecessary recovery costs. Under the Water Framework Directive1 (WFD), Member States are required to achieve at least 'good water status' for surface water (inland, ...

  • Decision issued on Nebraska`s water quality standards

    EPA has completed its review of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s new and revised water quality standards. The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires states to review water quality standards every three years and submit new or revised standards to EPA for review and approval. The approved standards include new and revised surface water criteria to protect aquatic life and human ...

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