Environmental Protection

Potable Water


Thames Water Bids for Higher Rates

The company opened its Beckton desalination plant in 2010 but says the increase is needed for other reasons: the cost of the Thames Tideway Tunnel and too many unpaid water bills.

How Vulnerable are Public-Supply Wells?

The USGS has conducted a new study to determine the contaminant vulnerability of public-supply wells around the country, and also to discover which pollutants in an aquifer will make their way into those wells.

Huge Interest for Water Reuse in China, Survey Shows

In an online survey conducted by GE, Chinese residents showed the most support for water reuse when compared to counterparts in the United States and Singapore.

New Technologies to Make Drinkable Tap Water in China

Simple and inexpensive residential water tank monitors can offer peace of mind for thousands of concerned citizens in China who are in need of safe and drinkable tap water.

Global Water Shortages Likely Within Two Generations

In the United States, 210 million people live near a diminishing water source.

Rancho California Water District to Install their 46th Hypochlorite Generator

The Elm Street Pump Station application is unique in that the tertiary treated effluent produced by RCWD’s existing Water Reclamation Facility will actually be used to feed the on-site sodium hypochlorite generation system following pretreatment utilizing a Reverse Osmosis system.

Europe’s Largest Drinking Water Plant Under Construction, Will Have Latest Technology

GE will be providing its ZeeWeed 500 Membrane Technology to the largest European drinking water plant, located in Italy. This water technology will provide additional potable water for the residents of Ravenna, Italy, with the capacity to treat 95 million liters of water per day.

Health Studies to Follow Latest Camp Lejeune Drinking Water Report

The ATSDR report says drinking water distributed by the Hadnot Point treatment plant contained excessive amounts of five VOCs from August 1953 through January 1985.



National Ground Water Awareness Week

March 10-16 is National Ground Water Awareness Week, and the Tennessee Department of Environment and the Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging their residents and private well owners to support ground water awareness this week.

Nestlé Hosts First Wind Turbines at Bottled Water Plant

As part of Nestlé Waters North America’s longterm renewable energy plan, wind energy will power 30 percent of the entire bottled water facility.

Australia's Largest Desalination Plant Helping Solve Local Fresh Water Shortages

The Victorian Desalination Project in Australia can supply 150 billion liters of fresh water each year by using low- and medium-voltage variable frequency drives, electrical motors, and harmonic filters from GE.

Oil and Gas Extraction Improved by New Water Technology

Symbios Technologies LLC has received a small business grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) for their latest creation, TPR. The patent-pending Symbios TPR is an innovative approach to eliminating organic pollutants and microorganisms from water by implementing low-power, distributed electrolytic technology.

Clean Water Groups Shaping Future Utilities

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) have jointly released a document that defines the ever changing environmental, economic, and social roles that clean water utilities are playing in their communities.

Missouri Gets Help Complying with Water Quality Standards

EPA Region 7 has approved Missouri's change to state water quality standards rules in order to provide greater flexibility in Missouri's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program.

A New Global Water Alliance in India

GE and Sealed Air’s Diversey business expand their water alliance to the food and beverage industry in India.

Water Technology Competition Winner Announced

TACount has been named the winner of the Water Export Technology Competition. This honor has deemed the company as the most prepared organization for export markets.

Kansas City Water Infrastructure Upgraded with Low Interest Bonds

InfoZine, the City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department recently issued wastewater revenue bonds at a historically low interest rate of 2.86 percent, which will enable Water Services to perform $75 million in improvements associated with sewer rehabilitation, sewage treatment plants, pump stations, disinfection, sewer force mains, interceptor sewers, storm drainage, and green infrastructure improvements.

Gray Water May Help Texas Landscapes Stay Green

Researchers at Texas A&M University are investigating gray water, hoping that the reuse of 'soapy' water can become a statewide interest.

Smart Water Networks Can Save Utilities Billions Each Year

According to research, smart water networks can save utilities around the world approximately $12.5 billion a year.

Petroleum Company Selects GE Advanced Water Treatment Technology

Petroleum Company of Trinidad & Tobago, Ltd. has teamed with GE to use their water treatment technologies in order to help their refinery at Pointe-a-Pierre produce 3.5 million imperial gallons of water each day.

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