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Two main wells fail in rural California town
Two main wells fail in rural California town
Aug 14 2018
The two main wells serving Stratford, Calif., have experienced mechanical problems, requiring the town’s residents to truck in water from a local…
California groups receive water projects funding
California groups receive water projects funding
Aug 13 2018
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S. EPA announced grants to three California organizations, including Tejon Ranch…
Virginia Tech water quality study finds lead in Chicago tap water
Virginia Tech water quality study finds lead in Chicago tap water
Aug 13 2018
Recent water quality tests conducted by Virginia Tech researchers found that 11 of out of 17 homes tested in the Chicago neighborhoods of Berwyn and…
Cooling towers are being disinfected following the detection of legionella bacteria
Cooling towers are being disinfected following the detection of legionella bacteria
Aug 10 2018
After legionella bacteria was detected, cooling towers in an office building at the Illinois State Capitol complex in Springfield, Ill., are…
Groundwater cleanup plan revamped in U.S. Virgin Islands
Groundwater cleanup plan revamped in U.S. Virgin Islands
Aug 10 2018
The U.S. EPA proposed a cleanup plan to modify current cleanup activities at the Tutu Wellfield Superfund Site on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.…
Drinking water pipes may be vulnerable to bacteria due to softeners
Drinking water pipes may be vulnerable to bacteria due to softeners
Aug 9 2018
New research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that softening agents may amplify the risk of pathogen release into municipal…
Researchers develop selective activated carbon water treatment system
Researchers develop selective activated carbon water treatment system
Aug 7 2018
Researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas, developed a water treatment system that can be tuned to selectively pull toxins from drinking…
Groundwater treatment in Orange County, Calif.
Groundwater treatment in Orange County, Calif.
Aug 6 2018
The U.S. EPA announced a $135 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Orange County Water District of Orange…
Groundwater plan proposed to address high nitrates
Groundwater plan proposed to address high nitrates
Aug 6 2018
A newly released proposal to reduce nitrates in the groundwater of the Lower Yakima Valley, Wash., recommended extending municipal water and sewer…
Iron removal water treatment facility under construction in New Jersey town
Iron removal water treatment facility under construction in New Jersey town
Aug 3 2018
Construction is underway for three new iron removal water treatment facilities in Bayville, N.J. The project will treat 1.4 million gal of water per…
Bronx hospital discovers legionella bacteria in drinking water
Bronx hospital discovers legionella bacteria in drinking water
Aug 2 2018
Legionella bacteria has been found at the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. The contamination was discovered…
Emerging contaminant PFAS found in Parchment, Mich.
Emerging contaminant PFAS found in Parchment, Mich.
Aug 1 2018
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) discovered high levels of per- and poly fluorinated substances (PFAS) in Parchment, Mich.,…
EPA updates WaterSense to include rain showerheads
EPA updates WaterSense to include rain showerheads
Jul 31 2018
The U.S. EPA published Version 1.1 of its WaterSense showerhead specification, reflecting recent revisions in applicable standards and enabling rain…
IAPMO seeks technical experts for a water efficiency task group
IAPMO seeks technical experts for a water efficiency task group
Jul 31 2018
The Intl. Assn. of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking applicants to serve as technical experts on Water Efficiency and Sanitation…
Filtration system uses kidney dialysis equipment in commercial setting
Filtration system uses kidney dialysis equipment in commercial setting
Jul 30 2018
An Israeli startup, NUFiltration, has repurposed discarded kidney dialysis filters to make cost-effective water filtration devices capable of …
Talking Under Water hosts revisit their discussion on plastics in waterways & interview a one water expert
Talking Under Water hosts revisit their discussion on plastics in waterways & interview a one water expert
Jul 27 2018
In this third episode of Talking Under Water: One Water, One Podcast, hosts Storm Water Solutions Managing Editor Lauren Baltas, Water Quality…
Business news week 7/22/18 for the water quality industry
Business news week 7/22/18 for the water quality industry
Jul 27 2018
EWQA Introduces New Website The Eastern Water Quality Assn. (EWQA) launched a newly designed website that provides users with a clean look and easier…
New coal ash pit rules may threaten groundwater quality
New coal ash pit rules may threaten groundwater quality
Jul 27 2018
On July 17, the U.S. EPA changed coal ash pit regulations by easing federal oversight and providing states with more regulatory flexibility. The new…
Flushing taps may not be effective at removing lead contamination in drinking water
Flushing taps may not be effective at removing lead contamination in drinking water
Jul 26 2018
Researchers from the Louisiana State University New Orleans School of Public Health found that running water to flush out lead is not consistently…
Potential water body detected on Mars
Potential water body detected on Mars
Jul 26 2018
A new study by researchers from the Italian Space Agency, published in the journal Science, found evidence of a lake beneath the southern polar ice…
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