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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…
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…
CSI Water Treatment hosted a training event in Ashland, Ohio
CSI Water Treatment hosted a training event in Ashland, Ohio
Sep 20 2018
CSI Water Treatment Hosts Training Event CSI Water Treatment hosted a bi-annual Platinum Training, Sept. 18 to 20, 2018, at their headquarters in…
WaterStep sends drinking water treatment aid to Hurricane Florence survivors
WaterStep sends drinking water treatment aid to Hurricane Florence survivors
Sep 20 2018
Louisville-based non-profit WaterStep sent a shipment of equipment and tools that produce safe water and disinfectant to aid those affected by…
Michigan town opposes new lead drinking water rules
Michigan town opposes new lead drinking water rules
Sep 20 2018
The Jackson, Mich., City Council voted unanimously to ask the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to reconsider new lead and copper rules,…
Detroit schools find additional lead contamination in drinking water
Detroit schools find additional lead contamination in drinking water
Sep 20 2018
On Sept. 19, the Detroit Public Schools Community District released the latest round of water quality test results. The results revealed that out of…
Erie Water Works to increase chlorine levels in drinking water
Erie Water Works to increase chlorine levels in drinking water
Sep 19 2018
Erie Water Works has announced plans to boost minimum chlorine levels in the region's drinking water due to new Pennsylvania state regulations. The…
Emerging contaminants found in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater
Emerging contaminants found in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater
Sep 18 2018
Two per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been discovered in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater. The two emerging contaminants, PFBS and…
Coal ash may contaminated drinking water in North Carolina
Coal ash may contaminated drinking water in North Carolina
Sep 17 2018
Duke Energy has reported the collapse of a coal ash landfill at the L.V. Sutton Power Station near Wilmington, N.C., due to Hurricane Florence…
WQA activates crisis response blog for water quality
WQA activates crisis response blog for water quality
Sep 13 2018
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has activated its crisis response blog to assist members and the public with frequent updates about the aftermath of…
Agreement reached on water infrastructure bill
Agreement reached on water infrastructure bill
Sep 13 2018
On Sept. 10, U.S. Senate and House lawmakers reached an agreement on America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Next, the bipartisan legislation…
Hog waste and coal ash pits pose threat to water quality as Hurricane Florence looms
Hog waste and coal ash pits pose threat to water quality as Hurricane Florence looms
Sep 13 2018
Hog farmers near the North Carolina coast have been hurrying to lower waste pools as Hurricane Florence nears the East Coast. The open-air waste…
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Bottled water pallets discovered untouched post-Hurricane Maria
Sep 13 2018
New photos have revealed millions of water bottles intended for survivors of Hurricane Maria sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than a…
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