Update includes setting a limit for E. coli to better protect public health
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for E. coli to better protect public health.
The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000 public water systems in the U.S., which provide drinking water to more than 310 million people, take steps to prevent exposure to pathogens like E. coli. These types of pathogens can cause a variety of illnesses, with symptoms such as acute abdominal discomfort or, in more extreme cases, kidney failure or hepatitis.
As many as 2,000 people in remote villages lacking public utilities will benefit
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant of $15,000 to provide clean drinking water to an estimated 1,880 students and teachers plus nearby villages through eight schools in remote provinces of Thailand.
The funds went to the Drinking Water for Schoolchildren Project run by Thailand's Betterment of Life Foundation (BoLF) to purchase tanks and filtration systems selected to best meet the needs of each school. Once they are installed, BoLF will maintain these systems indefinitely.
Skyo Facebook likes, Twitter follows equate to a $1 donation to the Thirst Project
Almost one billion people in the world do not have access to a clean water source. Skyo is calling on college students across the country to take action this holiday season with a simple click. Through the company's partnership with the Thirst Project, students can help give the gift of clean drinking water to those who need it most.
Inspection reveals excessive level of chemicals in utility’s drinking water supply systems
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a letter and inspection report to the Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) identifying numerous deficiencies in the utility’s drinking water supply systems uncovered in a May 2012 inspection and sanitary survey.
International Bottled Water Assn. delivers bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is working with its member bottlers to deliver critical supplies of bottled water to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Study shows water sources of most populated U.S. cities, how the sources are used and their level of protection
The Nature Conservancy released the findings of a study that identifies drinking water sources for 493 cities across the globe. The study, the first of its kind, includes detailed maps and a website showing the water sources of the 27 most-populated U.S. cities, revealing how these sources are being used as well as their levels of protection. This study also addresses a critical gap identified in a 2011 Nature Conservancy poll: 77% of Americans not using well water do not know where their water comes from.
The PIT-1 water filter pitcher and the US-EZ-1 under-sink drinking water filter system are certified to improve the taste of water
Culligan's PIT-1 water filter pitcher and US-EZ-1 under-sink drinking water filter system have both been named Consumers Digest Best Buys and are featured in the July/August 2012 print and online editions of the magazine. The Best Buy designation in the water filtration systems category is based on the products' features, warranty and the number and efficiency of contaminants that are removed.
Pentair to market and sell HaloPure Water Pitcher and replacement cartridges throughout Brazil.
HaloSource has entered into a strategic partnership with Pentair to market and sell its HaloPure water pitcher and replacement cartridges throughout Brazil. Over the next three years, Pentair will offer the co-branded point-of-use devices through its retail and wholesale channels in the Brazilian market.
Policy brief outlines necessary actions to ensure safe and clean drinking water in Sub-Saharan Africa
A new policy brief recommended how governments, non-state actors and communities in sub-Saharan Africa can contribute to meeting the United Nations’ 2015 Millennium Development Goal on ensuring safe and clean drinking water.
Funds will help develop water treatment methods to keep contaminants out of drinking water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $1.5 million in funding to three universities to develop sustainable drinking water treatment methods. The research grants are funded through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results program. These grants, which supplement last year’s grants to eight other universities, are intended to provide innovative treatment methods to protect people’s health by keeping harmful contaminants out of drinking water.