High levels of arsenic, atrazine and nitrate may lead to cleft lips and palates or limb deficiencies
High levels of nitrates, atrazine and arsenic in drinking water are linked in a new U.S. study to birth defects such as cleft palate, cleft lip and limb deficiencies.
“Both nitrate and atrazine are agricultural compounds that can leech through the soil into drinking water sources, which the report indicates may be putting embryos at risk,” says Bengt Rittri, founder and executive director of Bluewater, a Swedish company supplying advanced residential water purifying solutions in North America, China and Europe.
Project for city of Delano will implement biottta technology
AdEdge Water Technologies announced it was awarded and is implementing a biottta (biologically tailored two-stage treatment approach) nitrate removal project for the city of Delano, Calif.
This treatment process is ideal for small communities out of compliance with federal and state drinking water regulations
AdEdge Water Technologies was awarded and is implementing a biottta (biologically tailored two-stage treatment approach) nitrate removal project for the city of Delano, Calif. The city of Delano, a community of 38,000 residents, is located in the San Joaquin Valley, approximately 30 miles north of Bakersfield. The current levels of nitrate are not compliant with the California drinking water standard of 45 mg/L nitrate as NO3.
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
New reports of contaminant point to need for "final barrier" protection
With news reports about possible spikes in nitrate levels in drinking water, residents can ensure protection with final barrier systems in the home, according to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA).
According to reports, Burkburnett public works in Texas is investigating a possible spike in nitrate levels in the city’s drinking water.
According to WQA, nitrates point to need for final barrier protection
With reports of nitrates from fertilizer finding their way into water supplies, residents can ensure protection with final barrier systems in the home, according to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA).
“With tested and certified equipment in the home, residents can assure themselves that they are protecting their families,” said Dave Haataja, executive director of WQA.
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.
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