Emerging Contaminants

As water testing capabilities improve, the list of contaminants impacting water supplies expands. These emerging contaminants, which include personal care products, prescription and over-the-counter medications, and hormones, could negatively affect the health of humans and aquatic wildlife.

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Aug 26 2019
Water infrastructure and design vary based on the needs of those using it. For instance, in a highly populated urban city such as New York City, the…
Aug 20 2019
The California State Water Board have discussed how to implement a $14 billion program called the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.  The fund…
Aug 12 2019
Bottled water will be used amid lead filter concerns in Newark, N.J. According to NBC New York, bottled water will be provided for residents in the…
Aug 9 2019
In Maryland, Hartford County Public Schools tested more than 6,000 water sources in the schools, as of Aug. 6, 2019. The district found that more…
Aug 8 2019
New Jersey’s Lake Hopatcong has had a major issue with algae blooms. According to NJ Spotlight, the lake has remained closed due to a record-setting…
Aug 6 2019
95% of all school water fountains in New Orleans have installed lead removal filters, according to NOLA Public Schools. According to The Louisiana…
Aug 2 2019
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were detected in bottled water at the Spring Hill Dairy Farm in Haverhill, Mass.  According to SouthCoast…
Jul 30 2019
Spokane, Wash., is set to replace residential water meters in Hillyard where water was contaminated. According to The Spokesman-Review, the city…
Jul 29 2019
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is back on the agenda in the House as lawmakers return to their districts during August recess.  According…
Jul 25 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $1 billion package to help 1 million residents gain access to clean drinking water. According to Governing,…
Jul 24 2019
In Parchment, Mich., residents are still concerned about the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in drinking water one year ago.…
Jul 23 2019
In Rhinelander, Wis., officials shut down municipal well after excessive levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were found. According…
Jul 17 2019
In the community of Taft, Tenn., residents are concerned over water quality with a chicken house being built near wellheads that supply the community…
Jul 15 2019
A hospital in Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, has relied on bottled water for months after Legionella bacteria was detected in its water system. …
Jul 12 2019
UPDATED 2:00 P.M. CENTRAL: The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of National Defense Authorization Act with language that addresses…
Jul 11 2019
New York state has set the lowest limit in the U.S. for PFAS in drinking water.  According to AP, the state’s health department plans said Health…
Jul 8 2019
Lead has been detected in 20% of fixtures tested in California’s K-12 school campuses’ drinking water. According to the Environmental Working Group (…
Reyes Sierra, the leader of a team developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants at University of Arizona.
Reyes Sierra, the leader of a team developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants at University of Arizona.
Jul 1 2019
In 2018, the levels of chemical contamination in the water supplies of Tucson, Ariz., were dangerously high due to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance…
Jul 1 2019
To the water treatment professional, it seems that every second there is another news report or article about per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (…
Jul 1 2019
The Senate voted to require the military and the U.S. EPA to set drinking water standards for per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS). The National…
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