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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…
WEFTEC18 special episode of Talking Under Water podcast
WEFTEC18 special episode of Talking Under Water podcast
Oct 12 2018
In this special episode of Talking Under Water: One Water, One Podcast, hosts Water Quality Products Managing Editor Amy McIntosh, Storm Water…
Water conservation measures underway in Lahore, Pakistan
Water conservation measures underway in Lahore, Pakistan
Oct 12 2018
Due to depleting groundwater supplies, Pakistan’s second biggest city, Lahore, has begun rationing water supplies for commercial and residential…
Water Council launches water industry solution challenge
Water Council launches water industry solution challenge
Oct 11 2018
The Water Council announced the launch of its new Tech Challenge program, a series of global competitions to identify freshwater technologies and…
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passes Congress
America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passes Congress
Oct 11 2018
Congress has approved America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, a bill set to provide more than $6 billion in funding for water infrastructure…
Kamahameha Schools work to close cesspools, protect water quality
Kamahameha Schools work to close cesspools, protect water quality
Oct 10 2018
The U.S. EPA and Kamehameha Schools (KS) announced KS will audit more than 3,000 properties spanning more than 365,000 acres to identify and close…
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…
Oct 5 2018
WQA Names New Associate Executive Director The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) named Tom Bruursema its associate executive director of member & public…
Truck spills gasoline threatening Providence River water quality
Truck spills gasoline threatening Providence River water quality
Oct 5 2018
On Oct. 5, a truck carrying 11,000 gal of gasoline tipped on I-95 North in Providence, R.I., spilling an unknown amount of gas onto the roadway that…
Study finds nitrate pollution widespread in U.S. drinking water
Study finds nitrate pollution widespread in U.S. drinking water
Oct 4 2018
In a report released Oct. 2, 2018, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed tests of public water systems and found that 1,700 communities…
Oct 4 2018
In the fifth episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, your hosts Bob Crossen, Amy McIntosh and Lauren Baltas review recent news items…
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Wisconsin community discovers radium contamination in drinking water
Oct 3 2018
On Sept. 17, the Brookfield Water Utility notified residents of Brookfield, Wis., of radium contamination in drinking water exceeding federal…
Researchers develop low-pressure filtration system to remove oil from water
Researchers develop low-pressure filtration system to remove oil from water
Sep 27 2018
University of Texas researchers have developed a low-pressurized filtration system that effectively filters oil out of water. The filter uses minimal…
U.S. Senate holds emerging contaminant PFAS hearing
U.S. Senate holds emerging contaminant PFAS hearing
Sep 27 2018
On Sept. 26, the U.S. Senate held a hearing on per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS). Three community representatives shared personal stories…
EPA grants Evoqua Water Technologies permit for commercial carbon regeneration facility
EPA grants Evoqua Water Technologies permit for commercial carbon regeneration facility
Sep 26 2018
The U.S. EPA issued a hazardous waste permit to Evoqua Water Technologies LLC and the Colorado River Indian Tribes for a commercial carbon…
Study finds no link between fracking and groundwater contamination
Study finds no link between fracking and groundwater contamination
Sep 26 2018
Researchers from the University of Texas found no connection between natural gas fracking and elevated levels of methane found in some North Texas…
Ann Arbor, Mich., turns to granular carbon filtration to combat emerging contaminant PFAS
Ann Arbor, Mich., turns to granular carbon filtration to combat emerging contaminant PFAS
Sep 25 2018
The Ann Arbor, Mich., City Council approved a $750,000 increase to a previous $161,727 contract with Calgon Carbon Corp., to upgrade the city’s water…
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
New Jersey water completes flood control plan
Sep 25 2018
On Sept. 24, New Jersey American Water held a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the completion of a $37 million flood protection project at its…
Drinking water reservoir runs low in Kentucky
Drinking water reservoir runs low in Kentucky
Sep 24 2018
The Martin County, Ky., water district has declared a state of emergency due to critically low drinking water reservoir levels. The district’s intake…
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