Drinking Water Contaminants News

  • WesTech Engineering, Inc. and Microvi Biotech, Inc. Sign Exclusive Alliance Agreement

    Westech Engineering, Inc. (WesTech) has signed an exclusive alliance agreement with Microvi Biotech, Inc. (Microvi) to promote Microvi’s innovative biological technologies for the water and wastewater industries. The agreement gives exclusivity to WesTech to promote Microvi’s technologies in the U.S. and Canada, ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • March 22, World Water Day

    This year, the UN focus on wastewater and ways to reduce and reuse as over 80% of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature polluting the environment and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials. AZUD continues having a commitment on reaching an optimum use and an appropriate reuse of a resource ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Drinking Water Contaminant Categories Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses various drinking water contaminant categories.  “Access to clean water is a crucial ingredient for a healthy life,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates and the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead and Copper Rule Revisions White Paper released by EPA

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Lead and Copper Rule Revisions White Paper in October in response to the crisis in Flint, Michigan, that increased awareness of the need to deal with lead in drinking water systems nationwide.   Customers with lead service lines, as in Flint, are at greater risk of exposure to lead in ...

  • Cow dung a detox for arsenic sludge

    Bangladeshi scientists have found in cow dung an efficient agent to treat the toxic sludge that is generated by the removal of naturally-occurring arsenic in groundwater. "Microorganisms present in cow dung volatilise arsenic in the sludge," says Mohammad Azizur Rahman, research scientist at the geosciences centre of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • $19B Ecuador Liability Puts Chevron CEO on Hot Seat at Annual Meeting Tomorrow

    Facing growing unrest from shareholders and environmental activists and forced to testify about his own role in the $19 billion Ecuador case, Chevron CEO John Watson will be under enormous pressure tomorrow at the company’s annual meeting where rainforest indigenous villagers and their investor allies plan to confront him over his company’s toxic dumping in the Amazon. In a stunning ...

  • Countries failing to report cholera outbreaks, says report

    Cholera infections are ten times higher than the number of cases reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to new estimates of the global disease burden. Cholera is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with the Vibrio cholera bacterium. The disease causes watery diarrhoea and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New EPA list of drinking water contaminants for regulatory consideration

    EPA is releasing its third list of drinking water contaminants that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and may require regulation. EPA will continue to evaluate and collect data on the contaminants, and determine by 2013 for some of them whether or not to propose drinking water regulations. The contaminant candidate list (CCL 3) includes 104 chemical contaminants or groups ...

  • EPA determines regulation not needed for 11 potential drinking water contaminants

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has made a final determination not to regulate 11 contaminants on the second drinking water contaminant candidate list (CCL 2). The agency has concluded that the contaminants do not occur nationally in public water systems, or occur at levels below a public health concern. The agency's final regulatory determination is based on extensive review of health ...

  • Public comment sought on US drinking water contaminants

    The US EPA is asking for public comment on a list of 104 possible drinking water contaminants that may need to be regulated in the future to ensure the continued protection of drinking water. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA includes on the draft Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) currently unregulated contaminants that are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems and which may ...

  • EPA Determination on 11 Contaminants

    The U.S. EPA has made a preliminary determination not to regulate 11 contaminants on the second drinking water contaminant candidate list (CCL). The agency?s preliminary regulatory determination, based on an extensive review of health effects and occurrence data, concludes that the specific contaminants do not occur at levels of public health concern in public water systems. 'We are confident ...

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