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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.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is convening for its 60th annual meeting in Las Vegas, Dec. 2 to 5. Rebecca Wilhelm, associate editor of Water Quality Products, recently spoke with Kevin McCray, the association’s executive director, to learn more about the association, the 2008 Ground Water Expo and recent groundwater-related developments.
Rebecca Wilhelm: What is the theme of this year’s conference?
Membership in industry associations is a valuable tool, but involvement in regional associations can be even more beneficial in terms of personal networking and region-specific education and support.
Rebecca Wilhelm, associate editor of Water Quality Products, recently spoke with Jane H. Cain, executive director of the Eastern Water Quality Association (EWQA), about the challenges this regional association faces and how it plans to succeed in the future.
Rebecca Wilhelm: What states are included in the EWQA’s territory?