Drinking Water News and Headlines

  1. Engineering A Solution To Dirty Water
    7/27/2017

    More than 844 million people around the globe lack access to clean water. One of the challenges is that bacteria from rivers can flow into groundwater sources, polluting what may have been potable drinking water. Building new infrastructure to reroute clean water is expensive, especially for regions that already struggle with extreme poverty. Instead, communities often rely on water filtration systems. By Allie Nicodemo

  2. UBC Researchers Test 3D-Printed Water Quality Sensor
    7/19/2017

    Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have designed a tiny device — built using a 3D printer — that can monitor drinking water quality in real time and help protect against waterborne illness.

  3. State Water Board Approves Drinking Water Standard For 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
    7/18/2017

    Recently the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a drinking water standard for the regulation of the contaminant 1,2,3-Trichloropropane in tap water. Under the regulation, public water suppliers will be required to notify their customers and take corrective action when drinking water exceeds the allowable limit.

  4. Clean Water That’s 'Just Right' With Sandia Sensor Solution
    7/11/2017

    Water utilities have a Goldilocks problem: If they don’t add enough chlorine, nasty bacteria that cause typhoid and cholera survive the purification process. Too much chlorine produces disinfection byproducts such as chloroform, which increase cancer risks. The amount of chlorine needs to be “just right” for safe drinking water.

  5. NAWL 2017: What’s On Tap For The North American Water Loss Conference?
    7/7/2017

    The 2nd biennial North American Water Loss Conference (NAWL 2017) will be held December 3-5 in San Diego this year, marking another significant step forward in the water loss industry in North America. NAWL 2017 will be hosted by the California-Nevada Section AWWA, in partnership with the Alliance for Water Efficiency, AWWA, and the U.S. EPA.

  6. VCU Inventors’ Hand-Held Device Brings Vast Improvements To Water Testing Process
    7/5/2017

    Elevated levels of uranium in water supplies are an environmental safety and health concern, but current methods of detecting it are cumbersome, costly and time consuming.

  7. New Portable Arsenic Analyzer Offers Accurate And Reliable Detection Of Arsenic Anytime And Anywhere
    7/3/2017

    As the leader in real-time water quality analysis, Aqua Metrology Systems (AMS) is now offering a portable arsenic analyzer providing accurate, economical and reliable detection of arsenic anywhere and anytime.

  8. Concerns About Household Water Quality Increase, According To New National Study
    6/29/2017

    Concerns about water quality among Americans has increased over the past two years, according to a new national public opinion study, with a significant jump in the number of homeowners who expressed concern about possible health risks associated with tap water (29%) compared with just two years ago (12%). Thirty-six percent of those surveyed said they are concerned about contaminants in their water, up from 25% in 2015.

  9. Endress+Hauser Introduces Free Chlorine Analysis System
    6/20/2017

    Endress+Hauser introduces amperometric Free Chlorine Analysis Systems, compliant to EPA Method 334.0. The systems eliminate the need for costly reagents and accompanying required maintenance, making the system ideally suited for applications in drinking water, industrial water, power and other industries where water is disinfected using chlorine.

  10. WE&RF Research To Validate Fast And Less Expensive Method To Analyze NDMA
    6/19/2017

    The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) recently awarded a contract to the Orange County Water District in California for research that will assist with analysis of nitrosamines in water.