Environmental Protection

Potable Water


Consumers Detect Odd Odors, Tastes in Water Despite Government Guidelines

People are more sensitive to metallic tastes in their water than federal guidelines about taste would suggest.

Dow Water's Australian Installation Wins Desalination Plant of the Year Award

Dow Water & Process Solutions’ seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) facility in Kurnell, Australia, won the Desalination Plant of the Year award, which is given for the most technical achievement in the industry.

Students Recognized For Protecting Drinking Water

EPA recognized three Pennsylvania schools and an individual in the Schuylkill River Watershed for developing educational environmental projects that help protect drinking water.

UL Expands Water Testing Capabilities to Detect Chromium-6

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is now offering municipalities and customers across the country access to its globally recognized testing and certification services to detect Chromium-6, also known as hexavalent chromium, in drinking water supplies.

LEDs Could Replace Mercury Lamps in UV Sterilization Devices

Though they currently require more electricity to emit UV light, LEDs could soon replace mercury lamps in sterilization devices.

Partnerships Offer Innovative Water Filtration Conservation Technologies to the DoD

GreenHouse Holdings Inc. and Seychelle Environmental Technologies Inc. will offer a variety of innovative water filtration and conservation technologies to the Department of Defense.

System Recovers Ethanol from Wastewater Facilities

Using principles of process intensification, the system is designed to process 50 gallons per minute of scrubber water generated from a 50 MM gallon per annum ethanol plant.

Japanese Water Leader to Address Disaster Efforts at ACE11

Yoshihiko Misono, executive director, will tell how the Japan Water Works Association has marshaled utilities to deliver treated drinking water and restore water service to more than 2 million impacted households.



California Lawmakers Seek Statewide Approach to Water Supply

This season will be the first time since 2008 that salmon fishermen will be able to work.

New website helps the public understand what chemicals are being used in hydrofracturing.

Council and Compact Launch Fracfocus.org for Chemical Data

The Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission unveiled the nation’s first single-source website disclosing additives used in hydraulic fracturing on a well-by-well basis.

NSF Chlorine Resistance Testing laboratory

NSF Opens Test Lab for Chlorine Resistance of Plastic Piping

The accredited lab also has been automated to help plastic pipe manufacturers meet regulatory testing requirements with expedited turn-around times.

The Delaware River. National Park Service photo.

NYC to Adjust Reservoir Releases for Downriver States

The new plan should control the Delaware River's salt line and thereby protect aquatic life and drinking water supply that is shared with New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

South Dakota Awards $22.3M for Environmental Projects

The funds will go toward improving water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as watershed, landfill, and recycling projects.

Water Associations Bring Key Issues to Congress

Utility leaders are approaching Congress in more than 400 meetings during the first American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation fly in.

EPA Takes Soil Samples at Barstow Residence

The agency is working with the city and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board to determine the amount of perchlorate at the site.

Water monitoring projects have been conducted all over the world this week.

World Monitoring Day Is Occasion for Water Announcements

Stephen R. Carpenter wins Stockholm Water Prize; WEF and IWA name water champions; WaterSense and American Water partner on PSAs.

Lautenberg Supports Natural Gas Fracking Bill

Both Senate and House lawmakers have offered versions of the legislation that was introduced in 2009.

CA-NV Section AWWA Partners with TargetSafety

The AWWA section will leverage the company's platform for its online training and member communication.

Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is feature in the video by the American Chemical Society

ACS Video Explains How Residential Sewage Becomes Drinking Water

Through its ChemMatters magazine, the American Chemical Society is educating youth about wastewater treatment processing.

Comment Period for Proposed Water Contaminants to End May 2

EPA has designated 30 unregulated contaminants for monitoring in water systems and is seeking public comment before it finalizes the list.

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