Do Contaminants Originating from State-of-the-Art Treated Wastewater Impact the Ecological Quality of Surface Waters?

This study highlights the importance of reducing the wastewater-associated impact on surface waters. For aquatic ecosystems in urban areas this would lead to: (i) improvement of the ecological integrity, (ii) reduction of biodiversity loss, and (iii) faster achievement of objectives of legislative requirements, e.g., the European Water Framework Directive.

CONTINUE READING

Water Filtration Using Plant Xylem

This research demonstrates the potential of plant xylem to address the need for pathogen-free drinking water in developing countries and resource-limited settings.

CONTINUE READING

Source Apportionment and Risk Assessment of Emerging Contaminants: An Approach of Pharmaco-Signature in Water Systems

This paper presents a methodology based on multivariate data analysis for characterizing potential source contributions of emerging contaminants (ECs) detected in 26 river water samples across multi-scape regions during dry and wet seasons.

CONTINUE READING

Integrating Bacterial and Viral Water Quality Assessment to Predict Swimming-Associated Illness at a Freshwater Beach: A Cohort Study

This study provides evidence that a combined measure of recreational water quality that simultaneously considers both bacterial and viral densities, particularly HAdV, may improve prediction of disease risk than a measure of a single agent in a beach environment likely influenced by nonpoint source human fecal contamination.

CONTINUE READING

Effects of Assimilable Organic Carbon and Free Chlorine on Bacterial Growth in Drinking Water

This study explored the combined effects of Assimilable organic carbon (AOC) and free chlorine on bacterial growth in drinking water using flow cytometry (FCM).

CONTINUE READING

Great Barrier Reef Water Quality Under Threat Without Urgent Funding – Report

An interim report released on Monday by a water science taskforce called for more urgency – and the injection of corporate and philanthropic funding – to improve reef water quality as a bulwark against its greatest long-term threat, climate change.

CONTINUE READING

Elevated Lead Found in Auburn Drinking Water

Routine tests found more than double the amount detected three years ago. Auburn now joins several dozen other water systems in the state that are on increased lead monitoring.

CONTINUE READING

Strategies for Protecting Water During an Emergency

Water is a critical part of people’s everyday lives. In parts of the world where access to clean water is impeded, the effects have extensive implications for people and the environment. When a disaster hits, even countries with the safest water supplies can become vulnerable to a myriad of problems.

CONTINUE READING

Bottled, Boiled or Filtered Water: How to Get Pure Drinking Water in India?

In many places, you can’t drink tap water in India directly and safe or pure drinking water is a big concern for most of us. Every year 37.7 million people in India are affected by waterborne diseases due to contamination of water by bacteria (E coli, Shigella, Vibrio cholerae), viruses (Hepatitis A, polio virus, rota virus) and parasites (E. histolytica, Giardia, hook worm). Luckily, antibiotics and other medicine can treat most water-borne diseases. What is more worrying is the presence of arsenic and other heavy metals such as cadmium, zinc and mercury.

CONTINUE READING

Residents: Moorestown has ‘Water Problem’

A presentation by a Moorestown utility director and an engineer included plans to replace multiple water mains throughout town and upgrade several water treatment plant systems – such as the closed Hartford Road plant and the Kings Highway plant – and address the presence of an unregulated contaminant.

CONTINUE READING

Hoosick Falls Worried Chemical May Be in Drinking Water

People packed a village meeting in Hoosick Falls Tuesday night after receiving a notice their water might be contaminated.
Manufacturing plant Saint Gobain announced on Tuesday that water samples near its site tested positive for a chemical called PFOA.

CONTINUE READING

Safeguarding Your Drinking Water: What You Can Do

Wisconsin residents can take a number of steps to make sure their drinking water is safe. The city of Milwaukee is considered a national leader in testing for contaminants in its drinking water. But thousands of Milwaukee children are diagnosed each year with lead poisoning, which some researchers say could be at least partially due to drinking water tainted with lead.

CONTINUE READING
Want to Donate?
Please contact us for gifts in kind - Mail your check to: P.O. Box 545934, Surfside, Fl 33154