New water treatment technology can seek-and-destroy harmful pathogens

By Kimberly Sung, Associate Director of Education for Save the Water | December 15th, 2016 In recent years, harmful bacteria like Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) have been responsible for high-profile outbreaks of illness and even death. Though cases of infection often arise from food sources, further investigation reveals contaminated water as […]

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Navesink River is Experiencing Fecal Contamination, But No One Knows the Source

Article courtesy of Russ Zimmer | July 5th, 2016 | app.com | Shared as educational material. The Navesink River has been seeing high levels of fecal matter and other types of pollution. At the time this report was written, the source of this fecal matter, be it humans, birds, or animals, was not fixed. It […]

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Smart Beach Buoys Can Detect Bacteria

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 24, 2016 As the days get longer and the sun gets brighter, the word “summer” becomes more and more prevalent, and with the word “summer” comes to the word “beach.” The cool water, the soft sand, and the ocean air hold a certain allure […]

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Muddying the Waters: A New Area of Concern for Drinking Water Contamination in Cameroon

In urban Maroua, Cameroon, improved drinking water sources are available to a large majority of the population, yet this water is frequently distributed through informal distribution systems and stored in home containers (canaries), leaving it vulnerable to contamination.

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Nancy Utesch: Don’t Wait On The Science Before Helping Victims of Groundwater Pollution

Gov. Scott Walker recently visited Kewaunee County, promising that our groundwater pollution problems would be addressed by “science based” solutions. Having recently gutted the state Department of Natural Resources science staff considerably, the governor’s words not only echoed as disingenuous, but filled with hypocrisy.

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Vending Machines Give Water with E. Coli and Clostridium Perfringens

In 2014, tests conducted by Forum Air Malaysia (FAM) on water samples from water vending machines concluded that many water samples violated the standards for clean drinking water because bacteria such as E coli and Clostridium Perfringens were present.

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City Installs Backflow Devices to Prevent Future Water Contamination

CORPUS CHRISTI – City crews are making progress installing backflow preventers in Flour Bluff. Those devices are being installed in homes with wells to prevent an E-Coli scare like the one we had a couple of months ago.

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Kendrapara Govt Hospital Water Contaminated: Study

In Odisha, India, potable water sources in premier government hospital in Kendrapara have been contaminated by harmful bacteria, according to a latest study of water samples.

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E. coli Levels Measure Above Limit in Gillette Creeks

For the last 15 years, Donkey Creek has been on the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s 303(d) list — one that means the water quality is poor.
In this case, there’s too much E. coli in the creek.

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OCCHIPINTI: Human Fecal Matter in Michigan’s Great Rivers, and What to do about it

A National Academy of Sciences report by a team of Michigan State University researchers tested 64 river systems in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and found that 100 percent of the rivers were contaminated by human fecal matter, and that household septic tanks were a major source.

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Drinking Water Contamination Puts Health of Thousands at Risk

Many thousands of people across Scotland are endangering their health by drinking dirty water from private supplies, according to a new report from a government watchdog. Tests in 2014 detected contamination by bacteria and metals in 4,400 samples from springs, wells, lochs and rivers used for drinking water. One bug known to cause illness, E coli, was detected in more than 500 supplies.

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Four-Legged Detectives: Dogs Sniff Out Water Pollution

Karen and Scott Reynolds, both dog trainers, started their business in 2009 in Lansing. Scott Reynolds also worked as an environmental scientist at the time, and often was tasked with tedious, time-consuming storm water testing for bacteria such as E. coli, which is derived from human waste and can seriously sicken people when they contact or drink it at certain concentrations. It was Scott’s boss who suggested they train a dog to sniff out human waste in rivers, streams or other water, Karen Reynolds said.

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