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  • ISO standards to improve quality of water services to consumers

    A suite of new ISO standards offers the international community practical tools to address the global challenge of effectively managing limited water resources in order to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for the world’s population. ISO has just published three standards providing guidelines for service activities relating to drinking water supply systems and wastewater ...

  • 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, ...

  • Report that 20% of state´s wells face high arsenic points to Final Barrier

    LISLE, Ill., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released last week by the US Geological Survey showing that one in five private wells in Pennsylvania face elevated arsenic levels offers powerful incentive to test and ensure treatment, according to the Water Quality Association. "There is hardly any issue more important than clean and healthy water, and this ...

  • Nebraska’s water quality standards approved (NE)

    EPA has approved new and revised Nebraska water quality standards to support recreational activities and protect aquatic life. The state established limits for toxic algae to protect human health and limits for certain organic compounds to protect aquatic life. “Protecting water resources is one of the most important components of a state’s water quality standards,” said Karl ...

  • Decision on Iowa’s water quality standards (IA)

    EPA has approved the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) designated use changes for 64 water bodies and disapproved changes for 93 water bodies. Designated uses describe the achievable recreational activities and aquatic life uses in Iowa’s waters. EPA is finalizing action on the remaining 19 water bodies. The Clean Water Act (CWA) presumes that all waters are suitable for ...

  • Final Barrier Devices Can Treat Lead in Tap Water in New York Homes

    City officials warning residents in older homes about pipes LISLE, Ill. - A new report from the city of New York that lead may be present in the pipes of older buildings provides more reason for residents to consider using "final barrier" technology in their homes, according to the Water Quality Association. According to a report in ...

  • 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 ...

  • A Resource for Environmental Guidelines and Standards

    ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, and imported directly into ESdat. Users can also compile their own using these as a guide. The online environmental standards provide professionals with links to the publishers, ...

  • Havasupai tribe to develop and enforce water quality standards

    Today, the U.S. EPA announced the approval of the Havasupai Tribe’s application for “Treatment in the same manner as a State” under Section 303 of the Clean Water Act. This decision promotes tribal self-government, empowering the Havasupai Tribe to develop water quality standards in order to protect Tribal waters, which include numerous creeks, springs, and approximately 155 ...

  • Decision issued on Iowa`s water quality standards

    EPA has approved the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) designated use changes for 430 water bodies and disapproved proposed changes for 89 water bodies. Designated uses describe the achievable recreational activities and aquatic life uses for Iowa’s waters. “Healthy watersheds provide Iowa communities with safe drinking water, recreational opportunities, environmental ...

  • 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 ...

  • Find all the latest environmental standards

    Find all the latest environmental standards and guidelines in one handy place. Visit our free resource. Including: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, UK, and Malaysia. ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, ...

  • EPA Proposes Water Quality Standards for Washington State

    EPA has proposed a rule that revises the current federal Clean Water Act human health water quality criteria applicable to waters under the state of Washington’s jurisdiction. The proposed rule would ensure that the criteria are set at levels that will adequately protect fish consumers in Washington from exposure to toxic pollutants. To protect fish consumers in Washington, including tribes ...

  • 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 ...

  • Addressing Water Quality in the Philippines

    Wastewater treatment regulations aim to improve economic and health problems The Republic of the Philippines, which comprises more than 7,000 islands, has the fifth longest coastline of any nation in the world at more than 36,000 miles. But with increasing development, population, and tourism, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Bathing water quality event set for Plymouth

    The quality of the bathing water at Plymouth will be discussed at a community engagement event which will be part of the Blue Mile weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The Environment Agency will be at the event in the Barbican on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September with other partner organisations including Plymouth City Council, South West Water, Marine Biology Association, Marine Conservation ...

  • New Jersey Waters Fall Short of State Standards

    TRENTON, New Jersey (ENS) - Many waters in New Jersey are not meeting state water quality standards for aquatic life, fish consumption and freshwater recreational uses, according to a new comprehensive report issued today. Still, most waters in the state are healthy enough to support drinking water supply, shellfish harvesting, and ocean beach recreational uses, the report concluded. ...

  • EPA approves Blackfeet Tribe’s Water Quality Standards program

    The Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in north-central Montana has been granted the authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to administer the Water Quality Standards program under the Clean Water Act (CWA). With this approval, the Tribe likewise is authorized to administer water quality certifications conducted under CWA Section 401. “EPA is excited to have ...

  • European Commission welcomes EP vote on water quality standards

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote approving the agreement reached with the Council on the proposed directive on environmental quality standards in the field of water. The directive will better protect rivers, lakes and coastal waters against pollution from a range of chemical substances. European Environment Commissioner Commissioner Dimas said: 'This ...

  • Euro MPs call for tougher European water quality standards

    The European Parliament's Environment Committee said this week that a further 31 water pollutants, including dioxins and PCBs, should either be considered for the Commission's proposed list of those that must meet EU water quality standards by 2015, or even, if classified as hazardous, be banned from EU surface waters by 2025. In Tuesday's vote on a draft directive on surface water quality ...


    By European Parliament

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