Ohio Begins Testing of Arsenic Levels in Drinking Water

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The state of Ohio is collecting water samples from homes and public water systems to determine arsenic levels throughout the region

The state of Ohio is determining regions with elevated arsenic levels in groundwater by collecting water samples from homes and public water systems. State health officials are using workshops to educate the public about the dangers of ingesting arsenic and offering tests for arsenic contamination in well water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates public water systems, but it does not have the authority to regulate private drinking water wells.

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July 23, 2012

No Health Hazard from California Tap Water with Unpleasant Taste, Odor

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Market Watch
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Earthy, musty taste and smell in drinking water in two Southern California counties could persist for weeks

Some residents in parts of two Southern California counties may notice a musty taste and odor in their tap water, but it is an aesthetic problem caused by an algae bloom and is not a health hazard, according to water quality experts.

Officials at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California said the taste and odor event is affecting tap water in eastern Los Angeles County communities, as well as southwestern San Bernardino County. The impacts may vary as local agencies blend imported water with local supplies.

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July 16, 2012

Coca-Cola Pilots Water Recovery System, Wins IWA Award

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Market Watch
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Company pilot project wins International Water Assn. Award

The Coca-Cola Co. has developed and tested at commercial scale a first-of-its-kind beverage process water recovery system to produce high-quality water that meets and/or exceeds drinking water standards for use in non-product activities such as clean in place and bottle washing. The system expands the range of manufacturing applications for recovered process water and sets precedent for conservation and reuse in the beverage industry.

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July 10, 2012

Covest Sourcing Network, Nestle Waters Sign Bottled and Filtered Water Agreement

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PR Web
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CoVest has entered into an agreement with Nestle Waters to provide small bottle, 5-gal jug, filtered water systems and coffee brewer services to members

The CoVest Sourcing Network, a Group Purchasing Organization based in Cleveland, has entered into an agreement with Nestle Waters to provide small bottle, 5-gal jug, filtered water systems and coffee brewer services to its members.

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July 9, 2012

WWIF Vows to Step Up Water Treatment Efforts in the Dominican Republic

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WWIF founder Guillermo Guzman has vowed to step up WWIF's water treatment efforts in the Batey of San Jose Ulloa of the Dominican Republic

Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), had a chance to spend time with the management of the Good Samaritan Hospital, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Hydraid Biosand filters distribution center in the Dominican Republic.

Guzman, who was visiting the Batey of San Jose Ulloa in late June, was able to visit with residents who had nothing but praise for the hospital and the individuals running the distribution center.

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July 5, 2012

Canadian Bottled Water Tested Safe

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Market Watch
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100% of the 300 bottled water samples tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency did not contain microcystins

After testing 300 samples, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found that 100% of the bottled water samples tested for toxins known as microcystins met Health Canada's standards.

The CFIA tested 300 samples of domestic and imported bottled water products (i.e., unflavored carbonated, mineral and spring water) in plastic and glass bottles sold in retail stores in 10 Canadian cities. None of the samples contained detectable levels of microcystins.

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July 3, 2012

ELGA to Deliver Water Purification at New Singapore General Hospital Expansion

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News Wire
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ELGA LabWater to supply and install an ultrapure water production system and duplex distribution loop for the new Singapore General Hospital expansion

ELGA LabWater, global laboratory water brand of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has been awarded the contract to supply and install an ultrapure water production system and innovative duplex distribution loop over two buildings and six different floors for the new Singapore General Hospital (SGH) expansion. 

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July 2, 2012

Study Confirms Presence of Contaminants in Some New England Bedrock Groundwater

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Potentially harmful levels of arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater

Potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study. 

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June 29, 2012
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Coca-Cola Commits $3.5 Million to U.S. Water Partnership

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Market Watch
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Company announces initiative to support clean water, sanitation in African countries

The Coca-Cola Co. and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation recently announced a $3.5 million commitment to the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) to advance sustainable water access in African countries facing the greatest clean water challenges.

Bea Perez, the company's chief sustainability officer, made the announcement at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, where participants worked to shape policy on global poverty reduction, social equity advancement and environmental protection.

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June 28, 2012
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Maryland Passes Water Quality Legislation

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Market Watch
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ZeroWater is praising Maryland’s clean water initiatives

The state of Maryland recently passed legislation to provide more funding to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay, storm water pollution rates and improve wastewater treatment plants. These initiatives are all in response to deteriorating water quality, a problem that ZeroWater is helping consumers address with its advancements in water filtration.

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June 26, 2012
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