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  • Finnish partnership to protect water quality

    Intellitect Water (UK) has announced a new distribution partnership with Finnish environmental services company Sarlin for the highly innovative Intellisonde™ in-pipe water quality monitors. The Intellisonde™ is designed to provide efficient access to water quality data and will now be distributed in Finland exclusively by Sarlin. Developed to continuously monitor in-pipe water within drinking ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Finnish partnership to protect water quality

    Developed to continuously monitor in-pipe water within drinking water distribution networks, the Intellisonde is a small water quality monitor that can be inserted into pressurised pipes to monitor up to 12 parameters. Sarlin design and produce water quality monitoring systems for customers across a range of industrial sectors in Finland and have recently finished a comprehensive testing ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water quality protected during dredging of Somerset Levels

    A special monitoring system is helping protect water quality on the Somerset Levels and Moors where a major dredging operation is under way following severe flooding. The system, which was supplied by OTT Hydrometry and installed by Wavelength Environmental, is designed to protect the river ecology by issuing email alerts if water quality deteriorates beyond pre-set conditions. Any such alerts ...

  • Fueling ethanol production while protecting water quality

    Grain-based ethanol production has increased dramatically in recent years as the cost and instability of oil has increased. New US government policies require major increases in ethanol production. While future plans call for a viable cellulosic ethanol industry, expanded grain ethanol production will lead to further growth of corn acres in the near term, with unintended negative water quality ...

  • Protecting water quality at home highlighted during this week’s Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association joins water professionals across North America in helping consumers learn to maintain ...

  • Recognizing Quality in Water Quality Trading

      (WASHINGTON, DC.) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominations for the Blue Ribbon Water Quality Trading Awards Program. The awards will recognize outstanding leadership in designing or implementing water quality trading programs and policies that have achieved or will achieve environmental and economic benefits. EPA's Water Quality Trading Policy offers participants a tool to ...

  • EPA approves Iowa rules to protect high quality waters (IA)

    EPA Region 7 has issued its approval of Iowa’s Antidegradation Policy and Implementation Procedures, which are to be used by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to protect high quality Iowa waters. High quality waters are those with pollutant levels lower than what is required by state regulations. “Implementation of the rule will yield great water benefits to the residents of ...

  • EPA Settles Stormwater Case to Protect Richmond Water Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the city of Richmond has settled alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations that protect waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. In a consent agreement with EPA, Richmond has agreed to pay a $12,000 penalty to settle the alleged violations related to its storm sewer system and notified EPA that the city is now in compliance ...

  • Pueblo of Santa Ana Granted Federal Authority to Protect Water Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Pueblo of Santa Ana in N.M. has gained authority to administer its own water quality standards and certification programs under the Clean Water Act. The announcement was made today at the Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) meeting at the Pueblo of Isleta, N.M. Santa Ana is the 50th tribe of 567 federally recognized tribes ...

  • EPA Awards Arkansas Nearly $3M to Protect Water Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $2,988,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) to support management of nonpoint-source water pollution. The funding will be used for a variety of projects designed to improve water quality in several priority watersheds. Nonpoint-source pollution (NPS) is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over the ground. This ...

  • New water quality standards are necessary to protect the Mississippi River for recreation

    EPA has determined that new or revised water quality standards are necessary to protect the Mississippi River in Missouri. Missouri designated about 3,600 stream segments and all of its lakes for recreational uses in March 2006. However, Missouri did not assign the highest level of recreational use to a 195.5-mile segment of the Mississippi River that flows from St. Louis to the confluence of the ...

  • EPA protects Kauai water quality by compelling Tahiti Nui to close cesspools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has reached a settlement with Tahiti Nui Enterprises that includes a $69,000 penalty for its longstanding failure to close three large capacity cesspools at the Tahiti Nui Restaurant and Bar in Hanalei, Kauai. “The restaurant’s illegal cesspools posed a significant risk to underground sources of drinking water and nearby ...

  • EPA Reaches Agreement with CEMEX to Protect Water Quality in Puerto Rico

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has reached an agreement with Cemex Concretos, Inc. and Cemex de Puerto Rico, Inc. (CEMEX) to settle the companies’ violations of requirements to control stormwater discharges under the Clean Water Act. The EPA inspected various CEMEX facilities and found that the companies violated the Clean Water Act at nearly all of their ...

  • EPA works with Texas to protect water quality with $2.5 million grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $2,543,528 to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to support management of nonpoint-source water pollution. The funding will be used for a variety of projects designed to improve water quality in several priority watersheds. EPA’s grant will help TCEQ fund nonpoint-source management projects such as controlling ...

  • 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 ...

  • Optical water quality assessment

    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have proven that measuring fluorescence could improve source water monitoring during a study of the McKenzie River in Oregon.  The study was designed to assess the amount, type and source of dissolved organic carbon that exists in all sources of drinking water. Dissolved organic carbon can react with chlorine during water treatment and form ...

  • 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 ...

  • Soil protection

    On 13 September, MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines presented the draft directive on soil protection to members of the European Parliament's ITRE committee (Industry, technology, research and energy). Ecological NGOs present at the meeting were not reassured. 'We are disappointed with it. This directive is in danger, when it could be an essential lever for a genuine policy on soil protection on a ...


  • Recycling cooling water protects the environment

    Siemens has received an order from Slovakia Steel Mills (SSM) in Strážské, Slovakia, to supply a water treatment plant for its new steelworks. The plant will treat the water used for direct and indirect cooling and is scheduled to come on stream by the end of 2010. The order is worth some ten million euros. The mini mill of Slovakia Steel Mills in Strážské is designed ...

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