Environmental Protection

Potable Water


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.

Food Allergies May be Caused from Pesticides in Tap Water

According to a new study, pesticides currently used in treatment processes for tap water could be to blame for food allergies that afflict 15 million Americans.

Drinking Water Distillation System Offers a Solution During Disasters

An inventor has created a new water distillation system that makes non-potable water drinkable, which makes it a perfect solution during natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy.

EPA Selects Eurofins Eaton to Provide Water Quality Testing

Eurofins Eaton Analytical, a U.S. water testing laboratory, has been selected by the EPA to provide water quality testing services to communities with populations below 10,000 people.

Mobile Home Parks' Owners Settle CWA Violations

Among other things, the settling entities agreed to hire an approved third-party environmental consultant to perform audits at each mobile home park, including examination of the treatment, collection, and drinking water systems.

Fluoridation Passed by Portland City Council

Opponents have not given up, however. They hope to collect enough signatures to hold a referendum next year.

Jackson Keynoting WEFTEC Session on Water Management's Future

Marking the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the EPA administrator is scheduled to speak Oct. 1 at the New Orleans conference.

Social Media Lend Support to UN's World Water Day

Companies deploy social media to raise awareness and encourage change in honor of World Water Day, March 22.

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