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  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, ...

  • Water quality field device

    The benefits of a portable UV254 device, which utilises ultraviolet light at 254nm to quickly and accurately measure water quality while in the field, are discussed in an article available from Water Online. By conducting organic analysis in the field, water treatment professionals can react immediately to any problems. To take control of our water quality, we first need to know what"s in our ...


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  • Water quality still deficient

    A new report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF states that the world is on track to surpass the Millennium Development Goal for drinking water access, but will fall short by one billion people for sanitation if current trends continue; access to a water source does not imply a quality water source. The Progress on ...

  • Water quality `top performer` announced

    Thames tap water is the best in its class according to the Government's official quality control watchdog. The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), announcing its annual water quality report, said that in 2008 Thames Water's tap water was 99.99% compliant with national and European standards - the company's best-ever performance.   This  means,  for  the  ...

  • Bathing water quality improving in the EU

    The annual bathing water report presented by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency reveals that the large majority of bathing sites across the European Union met EU hygiene standards in 2008. During that bathing season some 96 % of coastal bathing areas and 92 % of bathing sites in rivers and lakes complied with minimum standards. The report provides useful water quality ...

  • EPA focusing on industrial stormwater compliance, targeting a serious threat to Puget Sound water quality

    As part of ongoing federal and state efforts to restore Puget Sound, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing enforcement actions against four Seattle-area companies for discharging industrial stormwater to Puget Sound waterways in violation of the Clean Water Act. “By focusing our efforts on industrial stormwater compliance, EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology are ...

  • EPA Recognizes Outstanding Water Quality Achievement in Florida

    (ATLANTA – OCTOBER 16, 2007) EPA today announced the recipients of the 2007 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards, including the Jacksonville Electric Authority in Florida. The Florida recipient was among four winners in the Southeast and 22 selected nationally. The awards are aimed at recognizing municipalities and industries for outstanding and creative technological achievements in ...

  • PA Helps Missouri Comply with Water Quality Standards

    EPA Region 7 has approved Missouri's change to state water quality standards rules to provide greater flexibility in Missouri's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted rule changes to EPA on Dec. 11, 2012, for review and approval. The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to review the state's rule changes to ...

  • EPA addresses water quality issues in Gloucester

    Boston, Mass.-- In order to advance healthy water quality in the coastal areas of Cape Ann near the City of Gloucester, EPA is proposing a draft decision to deny the extension of a waiver of Clean Water Act requirements that has allowed the City to discharge wastewater receiving only primary treatment from its wastewater treatment facility into Massachusetts Bay. Gloucester has applied to EPA for ...

  • Hach Company Presents Water Quality Solutions at IFT

    Monitor raw water, CIP, in-process applications, and wastewater more effectively Loveland, Colorado - Hach Company, the leader in water quality analysis, will present several lab and process instrumentation solutions for monitoring water safety, product quality, and wastewater discharge at the FoodSmarts IFT 2007 Annual Meeting and Food Expo. Monitoring the quality of water used for washing, ...

  • Bathing water quality in the EU remains high

    The annual bathing water report presented this week by the European Commission reveals that the large majority of bathing sites across the European Union met EU hygiene standards in 2007. Some 95% of coastal bathing areas and 89% of bathing sites in rivers and lakes comply with the mandatory standards. The report provides useful water quality information for the millions of people who visit ...

  • EU bathing water quality remains high

    Clean bathing waters are vital for key economic sectors such as tourism and for plant and animal life. The annual bathing water report presented by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency shows that 96 % of coastal bathing areas and 90 % of bathing sites in rivers and lakes complied with minimum standards in 2009. It also describes where to obtain detailed and up-to-date ...

  • New Water Quality Trading Guide Available

    A new EPA publication will help the regulated community design and implement voluntary water quality trading programs consistent with EPA's 2003 National Water Quality Trading Policy. This new guide will provide stakeholders with detailed guidance on the fundamental concepts of trading which can accelerate water quality improvement and reduce compliance costs. ' ...

  • EPA Recognizes Outstanding Water Quality Achievement in Georgia

    (ATLANTA – OCTOBER 16, 2007) EPA today announced the recipients of the 2007 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards, including recipients in Douglasville, Gainesville and Atlanta, Ga. The three Georgia recipients were among four winners in the Southeast and 22 selected nationally. The awards are aimed at recognizing municipalities and industries for outstanding and creative technological ...

  • City of lennox (SD) recognized for water quality infrastructure

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented an award to the City of Lennox, SD, for its new treatment works facility. Brian Friel, coordinator of EPA’s state revolving fund program in Denver, presented Mayor Orville Wiebers a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) award for its new treatment facility project. In 2010, the City of Lennox received two loans with a sum of ...

  • EPA Recognizes Outstanding Water Quality Achievements of 2007

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 15, 2007) EPA is announcing the recipients of the 2007 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards aimed at recognizing municipalities and industries for outstanding and creative technological achievements in wastewater treatment and pollution abatement programs. As we get ready to mark the 35th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, water quality has dramatically improved ...

  • 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 ...

  • Inadequate policing puts Washington water quality in jeopardy

    When the Department of Ecology — the state agency that watches over polluters — recently tallied how many folks it needed to protect the health of Puget Sound and local lakes and rivers, officials came to a startling conclusion. The number of people policing water quality is less than half what's needed to do the job. Statewide, there are more than 6,500 construction sites, sewage treatment ...

  • Bathing water quality remains high around the EU

    The quality of bathing water across Europe declined slightly between 2009 and 2010, but the overall quality was still high. More than nine out of 10 bathing water sites now meet the minimum requirements. Cyprus was the star performer, with 100% of its bathing water sites meeting strict guide values, followed by Croatia (97.3%), Malta (95.4%), Greece (94.2%) and Ireland (90.1%). The ...

  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Unveils Free Online Compliance Training for Underground Storage Tank Operators at Idaho.gov

    The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has launched TankHelper, a new online training and compliance tool developed in the Gem State for owners and operators of Idaho’s fueling facilities. The free service is available at http://idaho.gov/, the ...

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