Inorganic Contaminants Symposium to address drinking water treatment and analysis techniques
Drinking water experts will convene at the Sacramento Convention Center, Feb. 5 to 6, for a symposium focused on inorganic contaminants found in water. The Inorganic Contaminants Symposium will feature presentations and seminars led by U.S. and international experts. Topics include new techniques for treatment and analysis of drinking water, new challenges and risk assessment affecting the drinking water community. The event is hosted by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Assn.
Wellhead Protection Program recognized for protecting groundwater sources from contamination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored two Lancaster County, Pa., communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the agency’s 2012 regional Source Water Protection Award to the Warwick Township Municipal Authority and the Borough of Lititz at a ceremony at the Warwick Municipal Office.
AquaMetix reduces harmful contaminants including Hexafluorosilicic acid
Ceramic Filters Co. Inc. (CFCI) is set to release a new range of residential drinking water filters that will incorporate AquaMetix, a ceramic and carbon technology designed to greatly reduce many harmful contaminants including Hexafluorosilicic acid which is commonly used to add fluoride to municipally treated water supplies for the prevention of tooth decay. This product will be introduced initially as the new premium core of its ceramic filter candles and cartridges. The company plans on introducing a full range of standard filter cartridges in time for the Water Quality Assn.
EPA issues legal complaint to the owner and operator of 17 underground storage tanks for violating federal regulation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a legal complaint to the owner and operator of 17 underground storage tanks at six gasoline stations in western New York state for violating federal regulations. The complaint, which seeks $42,295 in penalties, was issued to United Refining Co. for violations at its Kwik Fill stations in Dunkirk, Westfield, Jamestown, Fredonia and Rochester, N.Y. In addition to paying penalties, the complaint requires the facilities to come into full compliance with the environmental regulations.
Site makes National Priorities List after tests showed that public water supply and five private wells within a one-mile radius all had elevated TCE levels
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that, with support from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Circle Court Ground Water Plume in Willow Park, Texas, has been added to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.
Located in the heart of Boulder, Colo., the Two Nine North Apartments are eco-friendly luxury units built by Forum Real Estate Group in the late 2000s. Due to the high price per square foot of these apartments, the developer built the residents’ parking garage beneath the complex; however, it is below the water table and posed a threat to the building’s foundation.
Apartment building meets discharge requirements with dewatering system
NSPF’s online training course and handbook were created to help professionals understand and prevent waterborne illness
The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) launched the Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) online training course and handbook, designed to help professionals understand and prevent waterborne illnesses.
Heptachlor epoxide, trichloroethane, aesthetic chlorine, acrylonitrile, TDS, xylenes, lead, arsenic, hexachlorocyclopentadiene … Certainly, some of the chemicals listed above are recognizable not only to you but also to the average consumer. Some of them are recognizable to you, but the average consumer would stumble through their pronunciation. Should you consider certifying the contaminants listed above?
Deciding which contaminant reduction claims to certify
GE and SI will collect the contaminated liquid waste and send it off site for disposal
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the General Electric Co. (GE) and SI Group Inc. (formerly Schenectady Chemical) to collect and properly dispose of contaminated groundwater and liquid leaching from the Dewey Loeffel landfill that is threatening several nearby drinking water wells.
Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had worked with three New Jersey school districts to successfully lower lead levels in their drinking water. Testing in 2010 and 2011 found elevated lead levels in approximately 8% of the outlets it tested at the Atlantic City, Union City and Weehawken school districts. The districts resolved the problem through a variety of methods, from filtration to replacing fixtures to simply shutting off those outlets. The latest round of testing showed that lead levels were within acceptable EPA limits.