Drinking Water Pathogens News

  • Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation.

    Want to find out how 9 million euros of research can improve your methods for pathogen detection in drinking water? Testing for bacteria, viruses or protozoa? Whether you work in the large water sector or use water in the food production industry, technologies developed by the EU funded Aquavalens project to detect pathogens in water are likely to be of use to you, ensuring your drinking water is ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • Pollution raises rivers’ deadly threat

    More than half the rivers of Asia, Africa and Latin America have become more dangerous in the last 20 years, with steep rises in organic and pathogen pollution. According to a new UN study, more than 300 million people on the three continents are at risk from water-borne diseases. And over the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 ...

  • Light dawns for a Cryptosporidium Problem

    atg UV Technology has been awarded a contract by Trant Engineering, for Portsmouth Water. The contract covers supply and installation of UV units for Cryptosporidium inactivation at two water treatment works: Eastergate and Westergate. Both are 20Ml/d borehole works and each site will be provided with fully automatic duty and standby atg UV  UVLX 16800 20 UV ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • UV Disinfection for Cryptosporidium Control

    atg UV Technology are proud to be sponsoring the upcoming technical seminar: 'UV Disinfection for Cryptosporidium Control: Case Studies and Important Considerations', organised jointly by CIWEM and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA).  This event will take place on the 7th Dec 2015 at the CIWEM Venue in London, and will see key industry leaders present case studies where UV ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Neptune Benson ETS-UV System Passes Validation Trial, Receives EPA Approval for City of Moline Use

    Neptune Benson is pleased to announce its ETS-UV disinfection products have completed a rigorous operational trial and review of the Validation Report by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA has issued a Special Exception Permit to the City of Moline approving the use of the Neptune Benson ETS-UV system for 2.5 log cryptosporidium and 2.0 Giardia inactivation to enhance the ...


    By Neptune Benson

  • atg UV are Pleased to Sponsor the PWTAG Healthy Pool Seminar

    atg UV are sponsoring the PWTAG Healthy Pools national seminar today, to address the difficult technical issue of Cryptosporidium, whose resistance to routine pool disinfection makes it a uniquely challenging pathogen. Duncan Ockendon from atg UV will describe the benefits of UV disinfection in cryptosporidium control and specifically, unveil for delegates the PWTAG guidance being developed by ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Don’t drink the water – Thousands in Canada can’t drink their water

    A new report from the Council of Canadians reveals that as of January there were 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect across Canada, warning people not to drink their water straight from the tap. The report, On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis is the first in many years to document the drinking water advisories (DWA) across Canada. On Notice reveals that there were ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Early registration deadline for AWWA waterborne pathogens symposium is March 16

    The early registration deadline for the American Water Works Association’s sixth International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens is March 16, 2015. The event will take place April 13-14 in Savannah, ...

  • New EPA guidance addresses Revised Total Coliform Rule

    An interim final version of guidance from the US Environmental Protection Agency aims to help public water systems and primacy agencies comply with and implement the assessment and corrective action requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule. Under the RTCR, public water systems that are vulnerable to microbial contamination in the distribution system (as indicated by their monitoring ...

  • Tetra Tech Wins $23 Million U.S. EPA Water Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today it has been awarded a five-year, $23 million single-award contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess and reduce the human health and ecological risk from contaminated fish, sediments, and water-borne pathogens in fresh and marine waters. Through a combination of field work, laboratory analysis, modeling, and data ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Biopico Systems, Irvine, CLEW, Pasadena, and AquaNano, Monrovia Win $300,000 in Green Technology Contracts from EPA

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Biopico Systems of Irvine, Calif., CLEW of Pasadena, Calif., and AquaNano LLC of Monrovia, Calif. will receive $300,000 in green technology contracts for their innovative water testing and treatment system proposals. The contracts are part of $2 million awarded to 21 small businesses nationwide to advance sustainable and innovative ...

  • EPA protects Kauai water quality by compelling Tahiti Nui to close cesspools

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has reached a settlement with Tahiti Nui Enterprises that includes a $69,000 penalty for its longstanding failure to close three large capacity cesspools at the Tahiti Nui Restaurant and Bar in Hanalei, Kauai. “The restaurant’s illegal cesspools posed a significant risk to underground sources of drinking water and nearby ...

  • Aquatic Microbiology Laboratory Sponsors Educational Giardia Video

    Cinnaminson, NJ, November 12, 2013 Last month, officials in Westmoreland County issued a boil advisory to about 50,000 area residents following a filter inspection as a precautionary measure.  County officials were concerned over the possible presence of microbes such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.  Fortunately, tests did not ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Giardia and Giardiasis Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses Giardia and giardiasis. Giardia is a microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal illness known ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Settlement with Town of Timmonsville and City of Florence will Resolve Drinking Water and Sewer Problems

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced a settlement today with the Town of Timmonsville and City of Florence, S.C., to resolve drinking water and sewer problems. The proposed settlement, set forth in a consent decree, will resolve Timmonsville’s liability for violations of the Clean Water Act ...

  • China to target polluters with tougher fines and penalties

    China's Supreme Court and environmental protection agencies have issued a new judicial explanations that will impose harsher punishments on polluters. The new rules, which take effect this week, are intended to streamline the process for investigating environmental pollution cases and in convicting polluters. With more precise criteria for convictions and sentencing, the new rules are expected to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Safe water advocates applaud revised rule

    A diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations applauded yesterday’s announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water. A pre-publication copy of the final Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) was released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks. Significant ...

  • Severn Trent Services Extend Legionella Control Association Membership

    Severn Trent Services are pleased to announce the extension of our annual membership with the Legionella Control Association (LCA) until August 2013 following our recent annual assessment. Our membership with the LCA demonstrates our commitment to the Water Treatment industry into combating Legionella and other waterbourn bacteria. With recent outbreaks of Legionnaires in the UK, the disease has ...


  • Upgrades at Fairmont water plant to strengthen public health protections, help economy

    Federal, state and local officials today marked completion of major improvements to the Fairmont Water Filtration Plant that will provide added drinking water protections and promote economic investment in the area. The $12.1 million upgrade was largely financed with $8.8 million in federal funds awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including $4.4 million from the federal Recovery ...

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