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  • EPA Says State Monitoring of Water Supplies Is Lax

    Agency points to emergency supplies as particular concern LISLE, Ill., -- A new report from the inspector general of the U.S. EPA on the lack of sufficient monitoring of water supplies provides more reason for Americans to consider using "final barrier" technology in their homes, according to the Water Quality Association. The EPA is stating that state officials need to conduct more rigorous ...

  • Ruining the world’s water supply

    Agricultural run-offs containing fertilizers, animal wastes and pesticides are infecting rivers and water courses with blue-green algal blooms and toxic chemicals. While the problem is particularly evident in developing countries - Canada, Australia and the United States contain some of the world’s most polluted rivers, and poor agricultural practices are the root cause. Almost one-fifth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water Monitoring

    ENMAT can monitor metered water supplies, improving the availability and accessibility to water-related information. ENMAT’s water monitoring solutions are ideal for water consumption intensive sites. Water and energy efficiency are now a key part of commercial and government responsibility. Using ENMAT’s ...

  • Water is scarce in supply. Its protection starts with accurate monitoring.

    Due to its scarcity, in 2010, the United Nations declared clean water as a basic human right. This right can only be enforced, worldwide, through the strict regulation of water markets and the constant control of quality. The LAR pre-warning system ToxAlarm continuously monitors drinking and surface water for harmful pollutants. This unique online toxicity analyser contains a highly sensitive ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • Emergency water supply after disasters

    A portable gravity-driven microfiltration unit which produces drinkable water in an emergency has been developed at the University of Kassel, Germany. An article in Water Science & Technology: Water Supply describes how the unit can provide water for 200–500 people for a period of over many months without any maintenance. Serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes ...

  • Mini IAQ Monitors supplied to monitor air quality in ice rink

    PPM have recently supplied a number of Mini IAQ Profile Monitors to Joel Anderson of Precision Quality Consulting in a project to monitor air quality in a indoor ice rink; the aim being to provide a safe environment for users and employees of ice arenas. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant concern in ice rinks and arenas; these facilities are especially vulnerable to the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Paris takes back its water supply

    The return of Paris's water supply to municipal control, announced during the election campaign, was approved at the council meeting on 24 and 25 November. 'The creation of a public water service in Paris is an emblematic political decision,' says Anne Le Strat, the current chief executive of Eau de Paris. At present, water is distributed by Lyonnaise des Eaux on the left bank, and the Compagnie ...


  • Modern Water’s Microtox® Continuous Toxicity Monitor Safeguards Drinking Water Supply for One of Poland’s Largest Cities

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently completed the installation of its first Microtox® Continuous Toxicity Monitors (CTM) in Poland. The client, Aquanet S.A. operates water and wastewater treatment plants for the city of Poznań, located in Western Poland and commissioned the ...

  • Contamination concern grows over private water supplies

    Water supply specialists are urging farmers to monitor their private water supply for possible contamination now that flood waters have receded.  Flood water in a private water supply can cause increased susceptibility to iron related bacteria as well as stimulate bacterial activity if it is already present. Iron bacteria is one of the most common contamination problems in private water ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • OilGuard water monitoring system

    The OilGuard from SIGRIST-PHOTOMETER AG is the result of more than 15 years experience with online Oil-in-Water monitoring systems. The instrument has been developed in close cooperation with the oil industry and combines proven UV-Fluorescence technique with valuable features for an easy and reliable operation. These features include a proven contact-less measurement, which drastically reduces ...


    By Sigrist-Photometer AG

  • Study finds contaminants in California public-water supplies

    Nearly one-fifth of the raw groundwater used for public drinking water systems in California contains excessive levels of potentially toxic contaminants, according to a decade-long U.S. Geological Survey study that provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the health of California's public water supply and groundwater. One of the surprises in the study of 11,000 public supply wells ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Melting glaciers threaten water supplies in Kyrgyzstan

    The number of glaciers in Kyrgyzstan has dropped by 15 percent over the past 30 years, according to Kyrgyz environmental experts, because of climate change. 'The process of melting glaciers is a very serious problem for Kyrgyzstan because the main water resources are connected first of all with the glaciers,' Anna Kirilenko, with the BIOM environmental NGO, told IRIN in the capital, Bishkek. ...


    By IRIN

  • Protecting the Nation`s Water Supply from Attack

    Nation’s First Physical Security Standard Guidelines for Water/Wastewater Utilities Released  Alexandria, Va. - The nation’s first standard guidelines for protecting the public from potential malevolent acts and other threats by enhancing the physical security of water and wastewater infrastructure systems were released today for trial use by water and wastewater ...

  • Scientists hone technique to safeguard water supplies

    A method to detect contaminants in municipal water supplies has undergone further refinements by two Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers whose findings are published on line in Water Environment Research. The new work demonstrates that the technology that uses algae as sentinels has broader applications than previously reported, according to authors Miguel Rodriguez Jr. and Elias Greenbaum ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Climate change threatens Caribbean`s water supply

    Experts are sounding a new alarm about the effects of climate change for parts of the Caribbean - the depletion of already strained drinking water throughout much of the region. Rising sea levels could contaminate supplies of fresh water and changing climate patterns could result in less rain to supply reservoirs in the coming decades, scientists and officials warned at a conference in St. Lucia ...


    By Associated Press

  • PPM Technology supply wireless monitoring units for 'Secure Living' initiative.

    PPM have recently co-operated with IBM to supply them with a number of wireless monitoring units for a pilot of the ‘Secure Living’ initiative. The initiative aims to improve the quality of life of older citizens in the city of Bolzano, Italy. Allowing them greater independence and integration into society. IBM hope this has ...


    By PPM Technology

  • EPA orders oil companies to monitor public water supply and private wells in Montana

    In response to recent detections of low levels of oil production-related contaminants in the public water supply that serves the city of Poplar, Montana, and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued an order to Murphy Exploration & Production Co. (Murphy), Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. (Pioneer), and Samson Hydrocarbons Co. (Samson). ...

  • MPC-Buoy winner of the Aquatech Innovation Award - water supply/water treatment

    Today (Nov 02, 2015), LG Sonic received the Aquatech Innovation Award 2015 in the category water supply/water treatment for the development and commercialization of the MPC-Buoy. This environmentally friendly system provides continuous online water quality monitoring to predict and control algae by using ultrasound technology, thereby offering a complete algae control solution. The ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Hong Kong Water Supplies Department Selects Itron Water Metering Technology

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it will provide Hong Kong Water Supplies Department (WSD) with 400,000 highly accurate, residential water meters over a period of two years beginning in late 2011. The project is building on Hong Kong WSD’s water conservation objectives. As an island, Hong Kong faces limited water reserves and relies ...


    By Itron Inc

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