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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…
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
New report investigates the state of U.S. water infrastructure
Oct 25 2018
RAND Corp. released a report on U.S. water and transportation infrastructure entitled, “Not Everything is Broken: The Future of U.S. Transportation…
President Trump signs water infrastructure act, including drinking water projects
President Trump signs water infrastructure act, including drinking water projects
Oct 24 2018
On Oct. 23, President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3021, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018,” which…
Drinking water system mimics clouds to draw water from air
Drinking water system mimics clouds to draw water from air
Oct 23 2018
A new device, designed by the Skysource/Skywater Alliance team, won the $1.5 million Water Abundance XPrize. The device rests inside a shipping…
Austin, Texas, under drinking water advisory due to flooding
Austin, Texas, under drinking water advisory due to flooding
Oct 22 2018
The Austin, Texas, water utility has issued a city-wide boil water notice, following flooding in central Texas that caused water supply lakes to be…
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…
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
States reach agreement on drought contingency plan
Oct 18 2018
Seven states in the U.S. Southwest have come to a tentative agreement on a Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan to protect the Colorado River.…
Newark, N.J., distributes water filters amid lead contamination
Newark, N.J., distributes water filters amid lead contamination
Oct 18 2018
On Oct. 12, Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, N.J., announced plans to distribute free water filters to residents with lead service lines, following the…
The State of the Industry survey is now open for the water treatment industry
The State of the Industry survey is now open!
Oct 17 2018
The Water Quality Products (WQP) State of the Industry survey is open. WQP is looking to hear from water treatment professionals on the issues that…
Water Quality Assn. expands educational opportunities
Water Quality Assn. expands educational opportunities
Oct 17 2018
A new education opportunity for technical in-office staff, engineers or others who want to learn the underlying science of water quality and…
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…
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…
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