The nearly $12 million in funding will be made available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana agencies, as well as some federal organizations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) will provide almost $12 million to federal and state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie. The funding builds upon GLRI’s ongoing efforts to reduce algal blooms and will be made available to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies and to the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Berkefeld M Series drinking water plants were developed for military and humanitarian operations. The systems treat almost all available raw water, such as well water, surface water, brackish water, seawater and water with high turbidity. The series covers various sizes, from M1, producing 1 cu meter of water per hour, to M12, producing 12 cu meters per hour. The plants have an intelligent HMI interface and can be run automatically.
The Neo-Pure TL3 is an under-sink drinking water system that utilizes the latest UF technology to deliver great-tasting water and greatly reduce viruses, cysts and bacteria. This high-quality water is generated through two 0.5-µ carbon blocks and a hollow-fiber UF membrane. The system has a flow rate of 1 gpm, produces no wastewater, does not require a holding tank, and keeps all the essential minerals in drinking water necessary for great-tasting coffee and teas.
Comments on the draft will be accepted through Friday, July 25, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a draft report, for public review, on regulations and standards for drinking water quality. Comments on the draft will be accepted through Friday, July 25, 2014.
High level event focuses on action plan to scale-up water provision efforts across the country
On Friday, July 11, 2014, Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment made a commitment to work towards the provision of safe and adequate drinking water. The high level Event, consisting of Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment, local organizations, international NGOs and donors, focused on the creation of an action plan to scale-up efforts to provide safe and clean drinking water across the country.
The AMB-9S is a 9- by 2-in.-diameter filter candle with greater than 99% reduction capacity for chloramines and lead. It also reduces various other undesirable contaminants often found in drinking water applications. The filter is nominally rated at 2-µ filtration efficiency with flow rates up to 1 gpm.
Water provider secures top honor at ACE14
Boston Water & Sewer Commission (BWSC) won the 10th annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test. Second place in the competition was given to another Boston water utility — Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
Utilities from across North America will compete to determine who has the best tasting tap water
Water utilities from across North America will compete in events at the American Water Works Assn.’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE14) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. ACE14, a five-day event beginning on June 8, features the most extensive professional program in the water industry and an exposition showcasing the latest and most significant water technology in the world.
Potable groundwater supply is a first in district's history
Rowland Water District (RWD) marked a significant first: the first new groundwater source since the district was formed more than 60 years ago. The groundwater supply comes from the Central Basin area of southeast Los Angeles County, and was developed through a partnership with La Habra Heights County Water District, Walnut Valley Water District and Orchard Dale Water District.
The Filmtec BW60-1812-75 is a new residential membrane element that produces 75 gpd and nominal 99% salt rejection at 50 psi. It incorporates efficient membrane element design, allowing consumers to enjoy high performance and water quality.