EPA Begins Construction of Water Line in Chester, Washington Townships, N.J.

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U.S. EPA
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$7.3 million project will provide safe drinking water to residents and businesses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  is constructing a water line extension in Chester and Washington Townships in New Jersey that will provide a safe source of drinking water to 73 homes and businesses potentially impacted by contaminated groundwater from the Combe Fill South Landfill Superfund site. The 65-acre lLandfill in Morris County served as a municipal landfill from the 1940s until 1981.

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June 26, 2013

CDC Study Finds Fecal Contamination in Pools

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CDC
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Fifty-eight percent of pool filter samples tested positive for E. coli

A study of public pools done during last summer’s swim season found that feces are frequently introduced into pool water by swimmers. Through the study, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers found germs in samples of pool filter water collected from public pools.

Publication Date: 
May 22, 2013
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A Green Approach to POU

For our protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established enforceable guidelines by which municipalities must abide and well owners should abide. These guidelines are known as maximum contaminant levels (MCLs).

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Filtration systems remove arsenic from school’s drinking water

About The Author: 

Chubb Michaud, CWS-VI, is technical director for Systematix Co. Michaud can be reached at askchubb@aol.com or 714.522.5453.

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2013
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May 3, 2013
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Arsenic Reduction Systems

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Nelsen Arsenic Reduction Systems feature the proprietary Nelsen 7000PID Arsenic Reduction Control Valve and LayneRT adsorption media. The 7000PID is a non-backwashing controller programmed for the specific water chemistry of each installation. The controller indicates the capacity of the system and the remaining safe levels of media adsorption.

EPA Reaches Agreement on Cleanup of New Jersey Superfund Site

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U.S. EPA
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$23 Million to be spent on protecting drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a legal agreement with SL Industries Inc. and SL Surface Technologies Inc. to perform soil cleanup and reimburse EPA’s past costs at the Puchack Well Field Superfund site in Pennsauken Township, N.J. The soil to be cleaned up is contaminated with hexavalent chromium and is contributing to the pollution of groundwater at the site. Hexavalent chromium may cause cancer and can have other serious health impacts.

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April 19, 2013

Pennsylvania State Police Accept Unwanted Prescription Medications

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Pennsylvania State Police
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April 27 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 27, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

"The 'Drug Take-Back Program' aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications," State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.

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April 16, 2013

Survey Finds Americans Concerned About Home Water

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Water Quality Assn.
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Independent survey finds more willingness to pay for water treatment

More than half of Americans have concerns about the quality of their water – and are increasingly showing a willingness to pay for treatment in the home.

These are among the conclusions of an independent survey released at the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 convention. The random sample survey, conducted by Applied Research-West Inc., offers a look into Americans' evolving attitudes about their water.

"As awareness increases, consumers are looking more and more for ways to protect themselves and their families," said Dave Haataja, executive director of the Water Quality Assn.

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April 5, 2013
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West Virginia Settles Alleged Regulations Violations

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U.S. EPA
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West Virginia Department of Transportation to pay $30,000 for alleged storage tank regulation violations

The West Virginia Department of Transportation (W.Va. DOT) has agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (UST) regulations at 10 facilities operated by its Division of Highways, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. As part of the settlement, W.Va. DOT has also agreed to statewide improvements of its UST monitoring procedures.

Publication Date: 
April 1, 2013

Catalytic Carbon for Chloramine Removal

Many water utilities across the U.S. are transitioning to chloramine for disinfection as an alternative to chlorine. This change is in response to stricter U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on disinfection byproducts (DBPs), which are created when chlorine reacts with organics in water. Chloramine, a combination of chlorine and ammonia, is more stable and does not create DPBs.

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Specialized carbon products improve chloramine removal

About The Author: 

Vivekanand Gaur, Ph.D., is general manager of technology and R&D operations for Filtrex Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Gaur can be reached at vgaur@filtrex.co.in.

Publication Date: 
March 15, 2013
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March 15, 2013
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Fumigants Found at High Concentrations in Madera County Groundwater

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U.S. Geological Survey
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High concentrations of fumigants detected in about 10% of the Madera County, Calif., aquifer system

Arsenic, uranium, fumigants and nitrate were detected at high concentrations in untreated groundwater at depths in the aquifer system typically used for public water supply in the Madera County region of California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Publication Date: 
February 14, 2013