Environmental Protection

Potable Water


Advanced MicroLabs Gets Federal Support to Create Drinking Water Sensor

Researchers need a tool to monitor perchlorate in drinking water in real time.

New Guidance Addresses Water Losses in Public Systems

EPA document shares information on flexible tools and techniques to help systems tailor a program to meet water loss prevention needs and maintain infrastructure.

Survey: 69% Concerned about Fracking's Impact on Water

Respondents called for health studies and tighter public disclosure requirements.

Marcellus Shale extraction well

Hydraulic Fracturing -- Is it all it's cracked up to be?

Is hydraulic fracturing the holy grail of energy independence or a groundwater nightmare in the making?

Water Treatment Plant Will Desalinate Byproducts of Coal Seam Gas Extraction

QGC, an Australian coal seam gas-explorer and -producer, has signed a contract with a consortium of GE and Laing O’Rourke for the construction of a water treatment plant in southwest Queensland that will support the region’s rapidly growing coal seam gas industry.

Public, Private Partners Conclude Major Cleanup of Ottawa River

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Ohio and the Ottawa River Group announced that they have completed a major cleanup project on the Ottawa River.

Baltimore Hires Fru-Con Construction to Expand its Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant

Fru-Con Construction has been awarded two contracts totaling $138.7 million to improve and expand the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant for the city of Baltimore.

USGS Finds Harmful Arsenic Levels in Some Maine Water Wells

Potentially harmful arsenic levels have been found in private water wells in towns across Maine where elevated arsenic risks were not previously suspected.



EPA Orders Natural Gas Driller to Stop Endangering Nearby Homeowners

Flammable and bubbling drinking water was coming out of taps at two residences near Fort Worth, Texas; EPA testing found methane and benzene.

AWWA Offers 2010 Water Utility Compensation Survey

The American Water Works Association's survey covers water and wastewater utilities of all sizes.

Mount Everest

A View of Pollution from the Top

Study shows pollutant levels in soil collected from Mount Everest glacier were acceptable for most trace elements; arsenic and cadmium exceeded drinking water standards.

EPA to Screen 134 More Chemicals for Endocrine Disruption

Following its initial screening list of 67 pesticide chemicals, the agency now turns it attention to chemicals found in solvents, gasoline, plastics, personal care products, other pesticides, and pharmaceuticals.

GWI Names Water Investment Idol Winner

Puralytics' photochemical water purification process took top honors with 28 percent of the audience vote during Global Water Intelligence's first U.S. conference.

West Basin Dedicates Desalination Facility

The demonstration facility will help the district evaluate environmental and energy recoveries.

Duke Study Finds Underground CO2 Could Contaminate Drinking Water

Researchers Robert Jackson and Mark Little took core samples from four drinking water aquifers and discovered that some sites may be more conducive to carbon dioxide storage than others.

ITT Survey Says Americans Ready to Fix Water Infrastructure

Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed say they’re willing to pay more now to ensure long-term access to clean water.

MWD Water Supply Roadmap Emphasizes Regional Collaboration

The 25-year plan advances potential future contingency resources, such as stormwater capture and seawater desalination.

Tampa Bay Water Board Will Ask 4 Firms to Submit Proposals on Reservoir Fix

The board is looking to repair a crack in the interior, erosion control lining of the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir.

Scientists Combine Silver and Electricity to Kill Bacteria in Water

Stanford University's Yi Cui and colleagues have developed an energy-saving filter system that destroys E. coli.

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