Water Leak Detection News

  • EPA awards $607k in recovery act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in D.C.

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of $607,000 to Washington, D.C. under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • Water issues are top environmental concern worldwide

    A public opinion survey on attitudes about fresh water sustainability, management and conservation finds that people around the world view water issues as the planet’s top environmental problem, greater than air pollution, depletion of natural resources, loss of habitat or climate change. The poll, conducted by GlobeScan, a global survey research firm on behalf of Circle of Blue, a Michigan-based ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA awards US$4.6 million in recovery act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in VA

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of US$4,674,000 to Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • EPA awards US$3.7 million in recovery act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in Maryland

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of US$3,712,000 to Maryland under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • China trial for new in-pipe monitor

    New technology, developed by Intellitect Water (UK), that provides visibility of water quality within the drinking water distribution network, is currently on trial in China. Shanghai based, Ewaters Environmental Science & Technology Co., Ltd, which specialises in water network modelling and data management, carried out the trial and their Managing Director, Weijun Zhang says, 'We are keen ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Flooding and damage from 2008 Myanmar cyclone assessed

    Tropical cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Asian nation of Myanmar on May 2, 2008, causing the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history – with a death toll that may have exceeded 138,000. In the July 2009 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers report on a field survey done three months after the disaster to document the extent of the flooding and resulting damage. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...


  • EPA offers tips to save water and money

    August is peak water use season and with a few simple tips from EPA's WaterSense program homeowners can save water and as much as $110 annually on their water bills. “Peak water use can be expensive, taxes local water systems, and threatens future water supply and quality,” said Peter S. Silva, EPA’s assistant administrator for water. “A few simple changes can help consumers reduce their water ...

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Leak detection of oil in cooling water

    Gas compressor plants for one of the USA’s largest suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, use oil / water heat exchangers to cool compressor lubricating oil.  Oil is on one side of a heat exchanger and cooling water on the other side.  Some of the plants have open loop once through cooling systems, with discharge back to a river or lake.  If a heat exchanger leaks ...

  • Assessing biodiversity: where does Europe stand?

    In 2002, when the world committed to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, Europe went one step further and pledged to halt the loss completely. A set of 26 indicators, known as 'Streamlining European 2010 Biodiversity Indicators' (SEBI 2010), was compiled to measure change. The first assessment based on SEBI 2010 by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that despite progress, ...

  • New water loss control products from ADS

    Huntsville, AL ADS LLC today introduces a full line of cost-efficient, advanced water loss control products for leak detection and flow measurement. These technologically innovative instruments form an integrated approach to system monitoring and leakage control for water distribution networks. ADS can now offer leak detection services and products with single point accountability for project ...


    By ADS Environmental Services

  • Allweiler pumps now with “life insurance”

    Allweiler AG now offers additional protection for the longevity of its pumps: “Allready Box”, a new electronic module that continuously monitors a pump’s operational state. In the event of operational deviations or disturbances, Allready immediately emits a warning. In urgent cases it triggers an alarm and even has the ability to switch the pump off in hazardous conditions and switch over to a ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • EPA budget aims to create jobs, protect human health and the environment

    Administrator Lisa P. Jackson released EPA’s fiscal year 2010 budget blueprint, which takes significant strides to ensure that our air, land, and water are safe and clean. Expanding on the investments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this $10.5 billion budget allows EPA to provide real solutions to our economic crisis. It significantly improves accountability and transparency, ...

  • French proposals at the 5th World Water Forum

    The fifth World Water Forum opened its doors in Istanbul on 16 March. With the slogan 'Bridging the divides for water', it was expected to bring together 27,000 water professionals from 182 countries in 109 sessions over the course of a week. France will be represented by the French Water Partnership (PFE) which unites all the French bodies involved with water at an international level: ...


  • EPA awards US$197m to clean up petrol leaks, create jobs, protecting land and water

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of $197 million appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. EPA estimates that these funds will create or retain significant numbers of jobs and contribute to at least 1,600 cleanups around the country. “We’re ...

  • Saving water can help businesses beat the credit crunch

    As the Environment Agency this week publishes its Water Resources Strategy for England and Wales it highlights the need for companies in England and Wales to start being water efficient. Recent research from the Environment Agency has revealed that firms are not investing in ‘green’ measures such as water and energy efficiency as a result of the credit crunch, despite the fact that green ...

  • EPA directs over US$297m of Recovery Act funding to Northwest states to protect water quality, create jobs

    Three Northwest States, Alaska, and Tribal governments will receive more than $297 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for clean water projects to create jobs and protect communities and the environment. The federal funding is the first installment of EPA funding available to support states and tribes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which ...

  • Stimulus plan will create sustainable jobs that will protect public health

    The economic recovery plan signed by President Obama will create 3 to 4 million quality, sustainable jobs with many protecting our country’s public health and our environment. “Through the President’s stimulus package, green initiatives will play a significant role in powering economic recovery,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “EPA’s portion of the plan will create good, sustainable ...

  • Economic climate affects business investment in energy and water efficiency

    Firms are not investing in ‘green’ measures such as water and energy efficiency as a result of the credit crunch, despite the fact that green initiatives can lead to substantial cost savings for businesses, new research from the Environment Agency has revealed. The poll of 1,000 UK decision makers shows that over half of companies do not have any form of environmental or sustainability policy in ...

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