Environmental Protection

Potable Water

Storms Aren't Helping Southland's Supply Woes

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Water Replenishment District agree that imported water supplies are expected to be problematic in 2010.

Providence water treatment plant

EWG Rates Providence Drinking Water No. 2 Nationally

Maguire Group and O'Brien & Gere will help the city upgrade its filter system in a $39.5 million reconstruction project.

WRF Accepting RFPs on Climate, Water Quality, Operations

Water Research Foundation is still seeking requests for proposals on drinking water research related to climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, and operational issues.

Pipeline Firm to Pay $1.3 M to Resolve Oil Discharges in Lake

Pacific Pipeline Systems will pay for the discharge of crude oil into Pyramid Lake in 2005, according to a settlement negotiated by the Justice Department and EPA.

Fort Lauderdale Wraps Up WaterWorks 2011

CH2M HILL, in partnership with the city, is expected to complete the $690 million management initiative for Fort Lauderdale's water infrastructure one year ahead of schedule.

Guam Waterworks Failed to Complete Water Tank Assessment

EPA orders authority to pay $57,000 for failing to comply with order to improve drinking water and wastewater systems.

EPA Packages Potable Water Case Studies

Case studies highlight water system partnerships used to improve technical and financial capacity.

HTI Teams With Donors to Deliver Water Filtration to Haiti

Single-use filter pouches and community supporting hydro-wells will purify 1,480 gallons of water a day for survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

EcoloBlue Sends Water Generator to Haiti

The company's technology extracts moisture from the air, then filters and purifies the water, which will provide earthquake survivors with a source of potable water.

St. Cloud Deploys Cameras to Improve Safety

SiteSecure, security integrator, helped St. Cloud, Fla., modernize its surveillance system to IP video.

AWWA Mourns Haiti Disaster, Promises More Information

The American Water Works Association will let members know when their expertise may be needed.

USGS employee performs maintenance on monitoring unit

A Call for Uniform Groundwater Classification

Inconsistent federal, state and local laws are undercutting groundwater protection efforts in the United States.

Solar Pond, Membrane Distillation System Desalinates Water in the Lab

University of Nevada, Reno researcher is developing a salt-gradient stratification process that traps the heat that powers distillation system patented by the university.

Nanotube-infused Paper Detects Algae Toxin in Water

University of Michigan researchers have developed an inexpensive biosensor for drinking water treatment plants.

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