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  • U.S. EPA approves new water quality standards for Chicago River System

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the State of Illinois' new and revised water quality standards for five segments of the Chicago and Calumet Rivers. "In May of this year, US EPA notified the State of Illinois that upgraded water quality standards were necessary to protect the health and safety of the increasing number of people who use these rivers for recreation," said EPA ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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: upgraded water quality standards needed for portions of Chicago area waterway system

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today notified the State of Illinois that water quality standards for portions of the Chicago and Calumet Rivers must be upgraded to protect the health and safety of people who recreate in these waterways. The changes are necessary because an increasing number of people are coming into direct contact with the water through kayaking, canoeing, boating, jet ...

  • Higher standards for private water supplies - Defra

    Householders and businesses who get their water from private supplies such as wells or boreholes - rather than from the public mains supply - are set to see their water quality improve. A consultation published by Defra today asks for views on how new regulations should be applied. This includes new standards, new monitoring requirements, and the action that can be taken when standards are not ...

  • Senators Want Drinking Water Standard for Perchlorate

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who serves as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, has introduced two bills to protect people from drinking water contaminated by the toxic chemical perchlorate. One bill would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, to promptly establish a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • ZeroWater Comments on Water Quality Challenges Addressed by EPA

    Clean water is essential to human life and continuing health -- that is the reason that the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the Clean Water Act, which has helped improve national water quality for 40 years. With the anniversary in mind, EarthFix recently conducted an interview ...


    By Marketwire

  • Project to improve water quality in River Thames

    Black & Veatch has been selected by Thames Water as principal contractor to upgrade and extend Mogden Sewage Treatment Works in West London. Construction will start in spring 2010 to significantly reduce the amount of storm sewage that overflows into the River Thames during heavy rainfall when the site becomes overloaded. As principal contractor, Black & Veatch is responsible for the ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Colorado Water Quality Division Understaffed, Underfunded

    DENVER, Colorado, September 17, 2007 (ENS) - Oil and gas leases, mining, construction are taking their toll on the water quality in Colorado's lakes, rivers and streams, finds a report released Thursday by the nonprofit Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center. The water in rivers and streams declined 21 percent over the past eight years, and water quality in Colorado lakes ...

  • California American Water’s 2012 Water Quality Reports Will Be Available Online This Year

    California American Water announced today that its 2012 Consumer Confidence Reports will be made exclusively available online and will not be mailed to customers as in previous years. Customers without access or who would like a hard copy can contact the company to receive a copy. Water customers wishing to view the 2012 report can do so by visiting ...


    By American Water

  • Joan Rose, water quality champion, receives 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

    Professor Joan B. Rose received the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday, for her tireless contributions to global public health; by assessing risks to human health in water and creating guidelines and tools for decision-makers and communities to improve global wellbeing. The prize was presented to Joan Rose by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, during a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall ...

  • American Water Receives 18 National Awards for Excellence in Water Quality

    American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, is proud to announce the receipt of 18 Directors Awards of Recognition ...


    By American Water

  • Kentucky American Water Releases 2010 Water Quality Reports

    Kentucky American Water is currently distributing copies of its 2010 water quality report to customers as a bill insert in the monthly Kentucky American Water bill. The report, released annually, provides detailed information about the sources and quality of the drinking water the company provides. “We are pleased to report that the water supplied to our ...


    By American Water

  • Renowned ‘Standard Methods’ water manual updated, 22nd edition now available

    The most widely respected and globally utilized water examination manual, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, has been expanded and revised and is now available in its 22nd Edition. Published jointly by the American Public Health Association (APHA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), Standard Methods reflects the ...

  • Court Requires California to establish drinking water standard for dangerous carcinogen

    The California Superior Court of Alameda today required the state’s Department of Public Health to proceed with setting a standard to protect millions of Californians from unsafe levels of hexavalent chromium in drinking water. The court’s decision comes nearly one year after the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Working Group sued the agency for failing to ...

  • Approved Methods List for Water Quality Testing Utilizing MANTECH Solutions

    MANTECH has produced and published this document appropriately titled, “Approved Methods for the Analysis of Water, Wastewater and Soils”.  Twenty-nine (29) different environmental parameters are included for water and soil analysis. Included in the table are pH, conductivity (EC), alkalinity, turbidity, color, chloride, fluoride and hardness. Additional information ...


    By MANTECH INC.

  • Achieve high quality component cleaning by efficiently processing used rinsing water

    More and more surface technology companies are challenging themselves to make their processes both cost-effective and high in quality. Proper, efficient rinsing water processing allows them to do just that. H2O GmbH will explain exactly how this works at the Oberflächentagen (‘Surface Days’) held by the Zentralverband Oberflächentechnik (ZVO; Central Association of Surface ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • EPA Endorses New & Improved Beach Water Quality Safety Threshold

    In a move designed to protect more than 180 million people who visit America’s coastal and Great Lakes beaches every year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced stronger National Beach Guidance for all states to adopt the most protective swimmer safety threshold - a Beach Action Value (BAV) - for water quality monitoring and notification practices in order to ...

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