Study Links Water Storage Contamination to Dirty Hands

Washing fecal contamination from hands should be investigated as a strategy to improve stored drinking water quality, researchers say.

IWA Recognizes Asia Pacific Water Engineering Projects

Singapore, Australia and The Philippines are among the winners who were announced during Singapore International Water Week 2010.

Watershed Academy Slates Shoreline Stewardship Webcast

EPA will host experts from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Maine at the July 15 online seminar.

Manufacturers in Oregon Must Collect Unused Paint

The Department of Environmental Quality has approved the pilot take-back program, which begins today.

CEMEX Invests in UK-wide Quarry Monitoring to Meet EPR, MCERTS

RS Hydro will install more than 250 flow monitoring stations for the cement supplier, using Siemens and Adcon technologies.

Agency Offers Guidance on Implementing CAFO Rule

The revised regulation requires CAFOs that discharge to seek coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

EPA Sets Meetings on Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study

The public is invited to various meetings in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania and New York during the month of July.

Low Levels of Urban Development Disturb Aquatic Life, USGS Says

Covering 10 percent of a watershed with impervious cover can cause as much as one-third of a decline in pollution-sensitive aquatic insects.

Tampa Bay Water Needs Designer to Renovate Reservoir

The water wholesaler is inviting design-build entities to submit qualifications.

East Valley Water District Removes Uranium from Groundwater Well

Envirogen Technologies helps a California supplier treat contamination and bring decommissioned well back online.

Georgetown University Center to Tap Rain Water Resource

New research center is going for a Silver LEED rating and will use LT Technologies' systems to help achieve it.

EPA Clamps Down on Stormwater Dischargers in Southeast

The agency issued administrative orders to road and property development construction entities in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

USGS Measures High Water Marks of Flash Flood in Arkansas

Data from the study will be fed into hydraulic models and ultimately will help authorities make informed decisions about water uses.

WERF Study Uses Dogs to Find Fecal Contamination in Storm Drains

Low-cost canine method could replace DNA-based technique.

ORNL: Fish Exposed to TVA Fly Ash in 2008 Seem to be Healthy

Working for TVA, the lab is continuing its research to determine if selenium and other contaminants will have a long-term effect on fish populations.

Operation Hope's Land Management Wins Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The group's management process re-establishes the balance between plant growth and the behavior of herding animals.

SAB to Review Science for Florida's Coastal Water Quality Standards

EPA to send its data and methodologies to the Science Advisory Board and also will solicit public comment on the science.

NGWA Sponsors Training at 2010 Canon Envirothon

High School environmental education competition will focus on groundwater Aug. 1-6.

Study: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities Add to Water Issues

Scientists collected outflow samples periodically from 2004 to 2009 from three New York wastewater treatment plants, two of which receive more than 20 percent of their wastewater from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

Incorrect Application of the BOD Test

Sewage treatment plants are missing a whole other source of pollution – nitrogenous matter – when only the BOD5 test is used.