water quality regulation News

  • Hydro Water Mandates and Regulations

    Marcie Mangold answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming Hydro Licensing & Compliance Forum, June 6-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. What are some common issues that the Department of Ecology is facing today in regards to hydro licensing? MM: As a hydro 401 ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • New regulation for aircraft drinking water

    Aircraft passengers and crews will be able to drink safer water under new regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) will tailor existing health-based drinking water regulations to fit the unique characteristics of aircraft public water systems. The rule will protect the public from illnesses that can result from ...

  • 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 ...

  • Putting a price on water quality

    One way to clean-up water pollution is to award 'credits' to facilities that reduce their emissions. These credits can then be traded with other facilities to compensate for pollution outputs. This controls overall pollutions levels, while creating an economic incentive to reduce emissions. Research using models that simulate water quality has been used to establish the value of these credits and ...

  • Waters introduces first UPLC SEC solution to enable biopharmaceutical manufacturers to meet new quality control regulations

    Waters Corporation (WAT:NYSE) today introduced the first UltraPerformance LC (UPLC) analytical size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) solution for the characterization of proteins and their aggregates. The UPLC solution combines the first commercial sub two micron particle for SEC applications – the new patent–pending ACQUITY UPLC BEH200, 1.7µm SEC Columns - with the Waters ACQUITY ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • EPA to hold listening sessions on potential revisions to water quality standards regulation (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold two public listening sessions on potential changes to the water quality standards regulation before proposing a national rule. The current regulation, which has been in place since 1983, governs how states and authorized tribes adopt standards needed under the Clean Water Act to protect the quality of their rivers, streams, lakes, and ...

  • Need for High-quality Process Water and Better Wastewater Treatment Regulations Increase the Demand for Membrane Modules in India

    Water scarcity in India, aggravated by the inefficient water management strategies of industries, is compelling industry players to change their water usage and treatment methods. Industries want high quality process water as well as wastewater treatment systems for compliance with regulations. The rising population and per capita consumption of water also necessitates increased water treatment. ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • United Water Completes Sale of Connecticut Regulated Operations

    United Water, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, announced today that it had completed the sale of its regulated water operations in Connecticut to Aquarion Water Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The $38.5 million transaction was approved by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. United Water’s regulated operations in Connecticut represent ...

  • Comply with Highly Regulated Oil in Water Measurements

    The Petroleum Industry – both offshore and onshore -- has regulations that limit the amount of oil in discharged water.  Fixed filter infrared (IR) analyzers have been used to test oil levels in produced water on drilling platforms for over 45 years.  On oil rigs where real estate is at a premium, infrared analyzers such as the Wilks InfraCal Analyzers are compact (typically 6 ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • United Water Completed Sale of Regulated Operations in Arkansas

    United Water, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, announced today that it had completed the sale of its regulated water operations in Arkansas for $27.6 million to Liberty Utilities Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., a publicly traded Canadian company. Liberty Utilities has water and wastewater interests in Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Texas. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Meeting regulations and saving energy

    As today's plants struggle with aging infrastructure and increasingly stringent regulations as well as operations and energy costs, they are looking for cost-effective ways to upgrade their plants to meet current and future requirements. Whether treatment facilities need to rehabilitate, retrofit, upgrade or expand existing assets, Siemens offers sustainable solutions that help plants reduce ...

  • Nitrate pollution prevention regulations: Help available for farmers to prepare for regulations

    A national package of advice and support for farmers preparing for the new Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations has been launched by Defra. The regulations come into force on 1 January 2009 and update the UK’s implementation of the 1991 EU Nitrates Directive. Around 60 per cent of nitrate pollution in water is caused by agriculture, and it is vital that this is tackled to protect and sustain ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Scotland’s water and groundwater quality improving, says SEPA

    Water quality in Scotland is good and continues to improve. That's according to the recently published Scotland’s Water Environment Review 2000-2006 featuring water quality classification data that illustrates historical trends stretching back over the past six years.  The review, which has been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), is a valuable source of environmental ...

  • 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, ...

  • Regulating unconventional oil and gas in Alberta

    The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board is seeking feedback on a new approach to regulating unconventional resources, such as shale oil and shale gas. The new approach includes requiring early and meaningful stakeholder engagement, minimizing surface impacts, protecting water, and maximizing resource recovery. Albertans have until March 31 to submit feedback to the ERCB. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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. ' ...

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

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