Harmful Algal Blooms Are Plaguing Our Waters

Being green is a point of pride-except when it describes the color of a river, lake or other waters. That green tinge means algae, which can often be harmful algal blooms (HABs) that muck up waters around the United States. Algal blooms arise from a preponderance of nutrients deposited by heavy spring and summer rains that stick around and thrive in the warmer, shallower waters of late summer and fall.

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Mansfield’s Water Recognized for Taste

Mansfield’s Water Utilities Director Joe Smolinski knows the city’s water is good and now his department has some recognition. The South Central Membrane Association named the City of Mansfield first runner-up in Best Tasting Water this year.

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11 Tips for Conserving Water

Article courtesy of Brittany Wienke | Aug 29, 2015 | AlterNet |Shared as Educational Material Taking a long hot shower is something many of us take for granted, just like turning on the tap when we need to drink, bathe or cook. But for the 750 million people around the world who lack access to clean and safe […]

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Amoeba Found at St. Bernard Water Sampling Site

State health officials have confirmed the presence of an amoeba at a leaking sample station in the St. Bernard Parish water system. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has asked for the parish to conduct a 60-day chlorine burn to kill off the amoeba in the system.

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Is Day-Old Water Safe to Drink?

Tap water that has been left to sit out slowly begins to acquire an off taste. Many assume that this is because of microorganisms. Treated water’s added chlorine will take care of small communities of these little guys, but at room temperature they begin to multiply rapidly and can really get the party started. Even with clean water and a clean glass; one sip introduces a host of germs to the mix, in addition to whatever the water may have picked up by ambient dust.

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Finding of Bacteria Behind Legionnaires’ Disease Worries Residents of Hong Kong Public Estate

The discovery of a pneumonia-causing bacteria at a Kowloon City public housing estate yesterday has fueled anxiety among residents who are already on tenterhooks because of their lead-contaminated drinking water.

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Some Coastal Swimming Spots Fail Water Quality Standards

Radio Island beach, where Deaton and her daughter were playing, is the state’s biggest trouble spot when it comes to water quality. In a recent test, the water had at least 20 times the recommended level for the bacteria enterococcus. On the day inspector JD Potts visited, he found the bacteria levels were 16 times too high.

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Bhima Carrying Polluted Water into Karnataka

The discharge of untreated sewage and industrial waste into rivers has emerged as the major cause of pollution in 16 of the 40 rivers studied by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on interstate borders. The study found the water unfit for any use. The Bhima river, which has Mula, Mutha, Pavana and Indrayani as its tributaries, too was found polluted at two locations — Takli in Solapur and Jewargi in Gangapur in Karnataka.

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Des Moines Water Quality Suit Slated for Trial in 2016

The Des Moines Water Works lawsuit against three northwest Iowa counties over water quality is scheduled to be heard by a federal trial judge, beginning Aug. 8, 2016, unless a continuance is sought, a court document indicates.

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Private Well Disinfection

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates municipal public drinking water, it does not have the authority to regulate private wells. According to the EPA website, approximately 15 percent of Americans rely on their own private drinking water supplies, and these supplies are not subject to EPA standards.

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Untested Water Drives Rise in ND Drinking Water Violations

Major drinking water violations committed by North Dakota’s public water systems spiked again last year and have nearly quadrupled since 2008, causing concern for the state Department of Health, an official said Thursday.

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Meeting Tonight on Water Contamination in Mizer Addition

The Tuscarawas County Health Department, along with the village of Newcomerstown, Oxford Township and Tuscarawas County officials, will meet with residents of the Mizer Addition east of Newcomerstown, where traces of tetrachloroethene, or PCE, were detected following a series of groundwater tests conducted since January.

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