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Residents prepare for Hurricane Florence with bottled water
Residents prepare for Hurricane Florence with bottled water
Sep 11 2018
As Hurricane Florence nears the East Coast, residents are stocking up on bottled water in anticipation of power outages and other water quality…
Mid-Year Leadership Conference to become a virtual event
Mid-Year Leadership Conference to become a virtual event
Sep 11 2018
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) announced that instead of traveling to Hilton Head, S.C., this week for the Mid-Year Leadership Conference, water…
Water quality warning in Denver
Water quality warning in Denver
Sep 11 2018
Water quality testing by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) revealed higher than normal levels of bacteria, including E.…
Two Chicago suburbs reach agreement over drinking water rates
Two Chicago suburbs reach agreement over drinking water rates
Sep 10 2018
On Sept. 5, officials from Hammond, Ind., and Chicago Heights, Ill., reached an agreement that Hammond will supply more drinking water to Chicago…
WQA Cancels Mid-Year Leadership Conference Due to Hurricane Florence
WQA Cancels Mid-Year Leadership Conference Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 10 2018
In the best interest of everyone’s safety, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has canceled the 2018 WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference (MYLC) planned for…
Disneyland linked to Legionnaires' disease outbreak
Disneyland linked to Legionnaires' disease outbreak
Sep 7 2018
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., $33,000 for failing to properly clean cooling…
Study finds groundwater pollution had led to coral reef decline in recent years
Study finds groundwater pollution had led to coral reef decline in recent years
Sep 6 2018
A new study by researchers from Southern Cross University found that groundwater pollution containing excess nitrogen has contaminated South Pacific…
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
Sep 5 2018
New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) in drinking water. The new…
Energy company faces lawsuit over groundwater contamination
Energy company faces lawsuit over groundwater contamination
Sep 5 2018
The Environmental Integrity Project, on behalf of the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper Assn., Waterkeeper Alliance and Penn Environment, notified Talen…
Navajo Nation receives regulatory control of drinking water systems
Navajo Nation receives regulatory control of drinking water systems
Aug 31 2018
The U.S. EPA and the Navajo Nation announced the tribe has been granted primary enforcement and oversight authority for 12 additional public drinking…
Drinking water shut off in Detroit schools over lead contamination
Drinking water shut off in Detroit schools over lead contamination
Aug 30 2018
On Aug. 29, the Detroit Public Schools Community District announced drinking water at all of its schools will be shut off, following test results…
NASA finds groundwater contamination near space center
NASA finds groundwater contamination near space center
Aug 29 2018
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered groundwater contamination, including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and…
Kansas communities investigate groundwater contamination from dry cleaner
Kansas communities investigate groundwater contamination from dry cleaner
Aug 27 2018
Following the discovery of groundwater contamination from a former dry cleaner, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has connected…
Industry news week 8/19/18 for the water quality industry
Industry news week 8/19/18 for the water quality industry
Aug 24 2018
Silver Bullet Water Treatment Announces New Division Silver Bullet Water Treatment announced the launch of its new Controlled Environmental…
Elevated lead levels found in Maryland schools drinking water
Elevated lead levels found in Maryland schools drinking water
Aug 23 2018
State-mandated lead testing in Maryland detected elevated lead levels in schools in the counties of Montgomery, Anne Arundel and Hartford. The…
Santa Monica temporarily bans construction of new wells to protect groundwater
Santa Monica temporarily bans construction of new wells to protect groundwater
Aug 21 2018
The city of Santa Monica, Calif., temporarily has banned the construction of new private wells while the city works towards drafting the rules to a…
Emerging contaminant PFAS found at Michigan elementary school
Emerging contaminant PFAS found at Michigan elementary school
Aug 21 2018
Drinking water at the Alto Elementary School in Kent County, Mich., tested positive for per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS). According to the…
California wildfires threaten water quality
California wildfires threaten water quality
Aug 20 2018
As the Carr Fire nears containment, water quality has become a concern in Northern California along the Sacramento River and its tributaries.…
EPA receives LOIs for drinking water projects
EPA receives LOIs for drinking water projects
Aug 16 2018
The U.S. EPA received 62 letters of interest (LOIs) collectively requesting $9.1 billion in loans from a wide range of prospective borrowers in…
Chemours stops providing bottled water for wells impacted by emerging contaminant
Chemours stops providing bottled water for wells impacted by emerging contaminant
Aug 16 2018
Chemour, a spinoff of DuPont and producer of Teflon, announced it will stop providing bottled water to residents near the company’s Fayetteville, N.C…
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