By Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | May 5, 2017 The presence of pharmaceutical compounds in water supplies has been well documented for several decades, but the exact threat posed and recommended responses have been debated just as long. The health impact on humans and wildlife remains a concern for many scientists […]
Article courtesy of Yakub Qureshi | December 11th, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material. Over 17,000 households were subjected to a contaminated water supply in early December. United Utilities, who are responsible for the supply, say they are working to fix the problem which has been caused by a technical fault at a […]
Article courtesy of Christie Duffy | November 22nd, 2016 | PIX 11 | Shared as educational material. The Passaic Valley Water Commission provides water for many counties in the state of New Jersey. In 2015, it was found that water treatments plants under it had a water lead level of over 17 parts per billion, […]
Article courtesy of Robert Koch | March 26th, 2016 | The Hour | Shared as educational material. The Norwalk Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) has recently been investigating the odor that has originated from a wastewater treatment plant in the area. Residents and officials, alike, say that the real culprit is the Solids Handling Facility […]
Swimming pools, spas and even therapeutic baths are common sources of exposure to contaminants that can cause illness.
Dissemination of Drinking Water Contamination Data to Consumers: A Systematic Review of Impact on Consumer Behaviors
Drinking water contaminated by chemicals or pathogens is a major public health threat in the developing world. Responses to this threat often require water consumers (households or communities) to improve their own management or treatment of water. One approach hypothesized to increase such positive behaviors is increasing knowledge of the risks of unsafe water through the dissemination of water contamination data. This paper reviews the evidence for this approach in changing behavior and subsequent health outcomes.
How much energy do water and wastewater companies use to treat and distribute water? Thus far, the issue has been relatively undocumented, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). But the ACEEE and the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) recently conducted a survey to find out.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power may spend hundreds of millions of dollars for water treatment
Chlorine is a known disinfectant and is the major killing agent in bleach. For decades, this chemical has been used to keep drinking water safe and is standard practice in many parts of Canada and the world. But it’s not a perfect system and faces many hurdles. The most important of these is ensuring water is safe over the tens to hundreds of kilometres of pipes from the facility to the tap.
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced it will present innovative water and desalination technology at the World Water Forum 2015 in South Korea.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), has developed a first-of-its-kind multi-functional water filtration membrane that may revolutionise water treatment processes.
A new study has found that discharge of fracking wastewaters to rivers, even after passage through wastewater treatment plants, could be putting the drinking water supplies of downstream cities at risk.