A variety of scientifically defensible documents can be downloaded from EPA’s website
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing information to assist risk assessors and scientists in the development of rigorous and scientifically defensible risk assessments for waterborne pathogens.
ICRC efforts have brought clean drinking water to almost 1.4 million people
Another year in nearly three decades of turbulence in Iraq that saw various armed conflicts and other violence is coming to an end, but also is taking a toll on the civilian population. More than two million people were displaced in 2014, and key infrastructure was destroyed. For some, the hope of returning home remains elusive.
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.
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Toolbox addresses the spectrum of situations that generate drinking water advisories
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's newly updated Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox is a practical guide and protocol for communicating with stakeholders and the public about water advisories.
The toolbox focuses on water systems and addresses the spectrum of situations that generate drinking water advisories, from a water main break to a hurricane, a drop in pressure to intentional contamination.
NGWA said private well owners should test water regularly for bacteria, nitrate and more
Private water well owners should test their water regularly for bacteria, nitrate and anything of local concern, the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) said today, citing the possibility of arsenic and uranium in some central and northeastern Massachusetts bedrock wells as a local concern.
If well owners find arsenic or uranium at levels that exceed health benchmarks, the substances can be treated effectively, according to an NGWA press release.
Newly published research paper demonstrates test inaccuracies due to sample holding time
Water management services company Phigenics LLC recently announced the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods.
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