Post Tagged with: "water quality"

Disaster declaration issued after deadly ameba found in Texas water supply

Disaster declaration issued after deadly ameba found in Texas water supply

September 28, 2020 at 8:54 am 0 comments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday issued a disaster declaration for Brazoria County in response to Naeglera Fowleri, a deadly ameba, found in the City of Lake Jackson’s water supply. A Boil Water Notice has been issued for Lake Jackson as authorities continue to flush and disinfect the water system back to normal.Read More

Cleveland Water Alliance, partners pilot sensor tech for water quality

Cleveland Water Alliance, partners pilot sensor tech for water quality

July 9, 2020 at 6:59 am 0 comments

The Cleveland Water Alliance, in partnership with Michigan-based LimnoTech and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), are partnering in a pilot project to show how inexpensive sensor technology used in everyday products such as dishwashers and cell phones can help monitor water quality to improve the health and safetyRead More

Water treatment practices effective against COVID-19, WHO says

Water treatment practices effective against COVID-19, WHO says

March 9, 2020 at 9:43 am 0 comments

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a technical brief stating that current water treatment methods are expected to be effective against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The brief noted “[the] presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water suppliesRead More

Hollywood film shines light on water quality, PFOA

Hollywood film shines light on water quality, PFOA

November 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

The National Association of Water Companies, which represents regulated water and wastewater companies in the United States, praised a Hollywood film for raising awareness about the importance of water quality and the dangers of PFAS/PFOA contamination in drinking water. The film, “Dark Waters,” now in theaters, tells the story ofRead More

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

AWWA backs drinking water measures in Farm Bill

April 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced its support for a Farm Bill introduced by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee that recognizes the importance of protecting drinking water sources from nutrient runoff. In a letter delivered to the committee last week, AWWA thanked Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking MemberRead More

EPA to fund New York water quality programs

EPA to fund New York water quality programs

June 26, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation a Performance Partnership grant of $5.7 million to administer water quality programs. “The EPA is protecting the environment by engaging our state partners,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt. “This grant should help New York meet their localRead More

EPA assessment finds nutrient pollution widespread in lakes

EPA assessment finds nutrient pollution widespread in lakes

December 19, 2016 at 10:19 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the results of a national assessment showing that nutrient pollution is widespread in the nation’s lakes, with four in 10 lakes suffering from too much nitrogen and phosphorus. Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms, lower oxygen levels, degraded habitat for fish andRead More

AWWA, Water Research Foundation Publish Cyanotoxins Guidance

AWWA, Water Research Foundation Publish Cyanotoxins Guidance

September 13, 2016 at 8:58 am 0 comments

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) have released a guide and additional resources to help water professionals detect and control cyanotoxins, the algae-related contaminants that can negatively impact drinking water quality. “Managing Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water: A Technical Guidance Manual for Drinking Water Professionals”Read More