CDC suggests public check inspection results before swimming
Every year, serious health and safety violations force thousands of public pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds to close, according to a report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Swimming is a great way to exercise and spend time with family and friends but, as with any form of exercise, there are risks. Inspections of public pools and other aquatic venues enforce standards to prevent illness, drowning and pool chemical-associated injuries such as poisoning or burns.
Illinois-based association provides reports on water quality product tests
The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, is offering resources to help homeowners learn more about home-based products that have been independently tested to fight harmful chromium in their water.
According to reports out of Palm Springs, Calif., drinking water tests exceeded California’s public health goal for hexavalent chromium in a local elementary school. This type of chromium is known to be harmful and can cause lung and nasal cancer, as well as nausea, ulcers, kidney and liver damage and other ill effects.
The booklet is second in a series of educational publications
The Water Quality Assn.
United States Resin Co. has been in the water conditioning industry since 1976, providing resin for all residential, commercial and industrial applications. Its range of products includes ion exchange resin, filter media, exchange tanks, poly tanks and more. The company offers one-stop shopping for all filtration needs.
A new study found that septic systems leak man-made pollutants into groundwater
Pharmaceuticals, hormones and personal care products associated with everyday household activities are finding their way into groundwater through septic systems in New York and New England, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
AWWA testified before Congress regarding the control of nutrient pollution in drinking water
In testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Assn.
The Water Quality Research Foundation is seeking comments on two new proposed projects for 2015
With only three months remaining in its Investing in Your Future Capital Campaign, the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) is eager to kick off its next research proje
The Source Water Collaborative issued a call to action to encourage the U.S. to protect its water resources
Changes to water quality and quantity challenge our nation to redouble its efforts to protect its water resources, states the Source Water Collaborative (SWC) in its recent call to action, "A Recommitment to Assessing and Protecting Sources of Drinking Water."
SWC, made up of 22 national organizations including the National Ground Water Assn., issued its call to action in late December in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
ANSI brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors to develop voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has elected Kevan P. Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF Intl., as chair of its board of directors.
National Ground Water Assn. CEO appointed to Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee
National Ground Water Assn. (NGWS) CEO Kevin McCray, CAE, was appointed to the federal Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).