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Water treatment systems, water reuse systems and plumbing fixtures are crucial components in helping commercial and institutional buildings, such as hospitals, schools, hotels, offices and retail, meet water efficiency and conservation goals while also ensuring access to safe drinking water.
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Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with drinking water protections
Congress approves 2018 Farm Bill with drinking water protections
Dec 13 2018
Congress approved the $867 million 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The bill has been applauded by environmental groups for its water…
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
EPA proposes revision to the waters of the US rule
Dec 12 2018
On Dec. 11, the U.S. EPA and the Department of the Army proposed a new definition of “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. The proposed definition…
Study finds airplane drinking water may be unsafe
Study finds airplane drinking water may be unsafe
Dec 11 2018
A new report from the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center found that drinking water tanks on airplanes may be subject to poor maintenance…
Legionella discovered at northwestern Illinois senior community
Legionella discovered at northwestern Illinois senior community
Dec 4 2018
An Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) investigation discovered Legionella bacteria in the plumbing system of McHenry Villa independent…
Drinking water contamination discovered at Martha's Vineyard Airport
Drinking water contamination discovered at Martha's Vineyard Airport
Dec 3 2018
Water sampling results surrounding the Martha’s Vineyard Airport in West Tisbury, Mass., discovered levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (…
Study investigates drinking water pollution in Lake Mead
Study investigates drinking water pollution in Lake Mead
Nov 26 2018
The Utah Division of Water Quality, U.S. Geological Society, National Park Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation launched a study to determine the…
Groundwater contamination discovered at nuclear fuel facility
Groundwater contamination discovered at nuclear fuel facility
Nov 13 2018
Recent tests found high levels of uranium contamination in groundwater at a nuclear fuel factory in Greenville, S.C. The contamination stems from…
Drinking water contaminated by disinfectant in rural community
Drinking water contaminated by disinfectant in rural community
Nov 12 2018
A Freedom of Information Act request revealed a well in Denmark, S.C., has been treated for more than 10 years with a chemical not approved by the U.…
EPA orders pool product company to stop distributing unregistered chlorine product
EPA orders pool product company to stop distributing unregistered chlorine product
Nov 9 2018
The U.S. EPA ordered Pool Water Products Inc. to stop selling an improperly registered pesticide, All Clear 3-in. Jumbo Chlorinating Tablets. EPA’s…
Groundwater contamination at former gas station remediated
Groundwater contamination at former gas station remediated
Nov 6 2018
Groundwater cleanup efforts surrounding two former gas stations in Great Falls, Va., was successfully completed, according to a final reported…
Ohio EPA adopts new lead contamination rules
Ohio EPA adopts new lead contamination rules
Nov 5 2018
The Ohio EPA released new regulations regarding how Ohio public water systems must alert residents and businesses when lead services lines are being…
San Diego schools discovered lead contamination in drinking water
San Diego schools discovered lead contamination in drinking water
Nov 5 2018
On Nov. 2, San Diego Unified School District shut off drinking water at three schools that showed elevated levels of lead. Lead levels above the…
Emerging contaminants discovered at Ottawa County, Mich., school
Emerging contaminants discovered at Ottawa County, Mich., school
Oct 30 2018
In Ottawa County, Mich., high levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been discovered in the drinking water at a Grand Haven…
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages recycling drinking water bottles
EU bans single-use plastics and encourages recycling drinking water bottles
Oct 29 2018
The European Parliament approved a ban on single-use plastics in Europe by 2021. The proposal was overwhelmingly approved on a vote of 571 to 53 and…
New device detects legionella in drinking water faster
New device detects legionella in drinking water faster
Oct 25 2018
A new fully automated testing device aims to provide reliable results testing for legionella contamination in less than two hours. Released by…
EPA addresses industrial groundwater contamination
EPA addresses industrial groundwater contamination
Oct 19 2018
The U.S. EPA finalized a $19.5 million cleanup plan for the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund site in Fair Lawn, N.J. Previous industrial and commercial…
Groundwater contamination threatens Michigan water quality
Groundwater contamination threatens Michigan water quality
Oct 16 2018
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced plans to hold an informational session Nov. 7 at the Thornapple Kellogg High School…
Nitrate task force makes recommendations for improving water quality
Nitrate task force makes recommendations for improving water quality
Oct 15 2018
The La Crosse County, Wis., Nitrate Well Water Task Force completed a nitrate exposure report which found that groundwater in the towns of Onalaska…
Elon Musk donates funds for ultraviolet disinfection in Flint schools
Elon Musk donates funds for ultraviolet disinfection in Flint schools
Oct 9 2018
The Musk Foundation donated $480,350 to fund new ultraviolet (UV) water filtration systems for drinking water fountains in Flint Community Schools.…
Legionella discovered in New Jersey drinking water
Legionella discovered in New Jersey drinking water
Oct 8 2018
Nine schools and one hotel in West Orange, N.J., discovered legionella bacteria following two confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease. The schools…
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