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  • Availability, price of silica sand challenges water well contractors in the Southwest

    A wide range of quality exists from available sand sources used for water well filter packs in the United States. In the Southwest, there is a noticeable difference from the top-quality sand to the next one down. The reliability of quality silica sand has been in decline in recent years in the Southwest, according to Marvin Glotfelty, RG, principal hydrogeologist for Clear Creek Associates LLC in ...

  • 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, ...

  • Standardization squared

    If you were walking around Q-Lab’s headquarters or any of our global locations, it wouldn’t take long to hear someone — sales professionals, product engineers, help desk technicians, marketing application specialists, upper management, etc. — mention ASTM. This is because standards are essential to what we do. Q-Lab is a global leader in weathering and corrosion test ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E1366 - 11 standard practice for standardized aquatic microcosms: fresh water

    A microcosm test is conducted to obtain information concerning toxicity or other effects of a test material on the interactions among three trophic levels (primary, secondary, and detrital) and the competitive interactions within each trophic level. As with ...


    By ASTM International

  • 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 ...

  • EPA proposes standards to protect Florida’s waters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing water quality standards to protect people’s health, aquatic life and the long term recreational uses of Florida’s waters, which are a critical part of the state’s economy. In 2009, EPA entered into a consent decree with the Florida Wildlife Federation to propose limits to this pollution. The proposed action, released for public comment ...

  • 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 ...

  • Setting a new standard for the water and wastewater industries

    MWH Soft is pleased to announce that MWH Soft and Wallingford Software are now fully operating as one. As the global leader in wet infrastructure modeling, simulation and management software, we pledge to continue our steadfast commitment to enabling our customers’ successes and delivering the benefits they expect from this merger. Key advantages include: Flexibility and Choice to Fit Every ...


    By Innovyze

  • DOE finalizes tighter residential water heater standard

    In a positive step for consumers and the environment, the Energy Department issued final energy efficiency standards for residential water heaters, improving on the initial proposal made last December. This tighter standard will save electricity, create a bigger market for advanced water heater technology and save consumers money, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC and ...

  • New ISO 14046 Water Footprinting Standard Released

    ISO have recently released a new Water Footprint Standard (ISO 14046) to communicate the importance of evaluating water management and supply. With water being a highly scarce global resource due to drought, water shortages, climate change, contamination and pollution; ISO 14046 promotes efficient measurement to create better management of water. ISO 14046 is a new international standard that ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 98% of swimming spots meet water quality standards

    98.3 per cent of England’s bathing waters met the EC’s minimum water quality standards in 2009, up from 96% in 2008, tests carried out by the Environment Agency show. 414 coastal and freshwater bathing water sites were monitored in England in 2008 and 2009, with the below results. In 2007 and 2008, exceptionally wet weather contributed to lower standards of bathing water.  Heavy rainfall ...


  • 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 ...

  • California Proposes Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about California’s proposed drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. It would be the nation’s first drinking water standard for a material that gained national attention after the release of the Erin Brockovich movie. According to the article, “At 10 parts per billion, the standard is 500 times ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pentagon Fights Wisconsin Water Standards for Toxic Explosive

    MERRIMAC, Wisconsin, September 28, 2007 (ENS) - The Pentagon intends to challenge the state of Wisconsin's intention to regulate all forms of the explosive dinitrotoluene, DNT, Army officials announced on Monday. Wisconsin is the first state in the nation to establish health-based guidelines for the military toxic that has contaminated groundwater and dozens of private wells near ...

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