EPA orders cleanup to protect nearby public drinking water wells
The Lapwai School District in Lapwai, Idaho, must clean up an inactive drywell contaminated with solvents (trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene) to protect nearby public drinking water wells. The cleanup will be conducted under a legal order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The drywell lies under an asphalt parking lot at the Lapwai School District bus maintenance facility (204 District Road in Lapwai), which is separated from the Lapwai Elementary School by a fence. Two drinking water wells are located about 150 ft northwest of the drywell.
Inorganic Contaminants Symposium to address drinking water treatment and analysis techniques
Drinking water experts will convene at the Sacramento Convention Center, Feb. 5 to 6, for a symposium focused on inorganic contaminants found in water. The Inorganic Contaminants Symposium will feature presentations and seminars led by U.S. and international experts. Topics include new techniques for treatment and analysis of drinking water, new challenges and risk assessment affecting the drinking water community. The event is hosted by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Assn.
Company won in the Large Ground Water System category from Region IV
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the 2011 EPA Safe Drinking Water Act Excellence Award recipients, and the winner of the Large Ground Water System category from Region IV is Destin Water Users Inc. (DWU). The award recognizes public water supply companies that demonstrate effective operations and maintenance programs, and display a profound commitment to maintaining and protecting public drinking water supplies.
Electronic report delivery now available
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed its review of the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule and has concluded that drinking water utilities can provide reports about drinking water quality to customers via e-mail or on the Internet instead of mailing a copy of the report. Electronic delivery of these reports, which utilities are required to provide to their customers each year under the Safe Drinking Water Act, is expected to help utilities improve transparency and save resources.
A group of 400 native Peruvian Amazonians known as the Maijuna desperately searched for answers to help reduce their high child mortality rate when it became clear that their drinking water was one of the major culprits.
Water filtration system provides Amazon villages with cleaner water
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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.