Environmental Protection

Potable Water


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.

Energy Recovery Introduces New Desalination Pumps

The company says the high-pressure desalination pumps offer nearly 90 percent efficiencies and complement its isobaric and centrifugal energy recovery technologies.

WaterSense Partner program

DFW Becomes First WaterSense Airport

New water fixtures in restrooms at the airport's passenger terminals are saving 5.5 million gallons per month.

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson speaks at an event unveiling expanded solar power for groundwater treatment at Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site in Davis, Calif.

Solar Power Cuts 120 Years off Superfund Site Cleanup

Partners used stimulus funding to expand solar panels that run electrical resistance heating system to clean up groundwater at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site.

Lab Study Shows Promise for Producing Clean Water in an Emergency

McGill researchers develop a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles.

Study Says the Pill Contributes Little Estrogen to Drinking Water

Natural estrogen from multiple sources actually accounts for much more of the total contribution.

Agency Offers Funding for Tribal Water Council Support

Questions from prospective applicants about the competitive opportunity must be received before March 28 and applications must be received by April 11.

Drake Water Technologies Gets Second Desalination Patent

The technology continuously uses ion exchange resin to "dial-in" the removal of salts in wastewater.

USGS: Great Lakes Basin Has Potential for Local Shortages

Though the Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth, the basin has the potential for local shortages, according to a new basinwide water availability assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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