Drinking Water News and Headlines

  1. Orange County Water District Leads National Science Foundation Funded Study Of The Metagenomics Of Water Quality
    9/6/2017

    The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) is a recipient, with the University of Maryland and CosmosID, Inc., of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that will aid the water industry in its continued effort to improve water quality.

  2. Hach Continues To Expand The Parameters Available For Testing With The SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) Platform, Which Dramatically Streamlines Water Testing
    9/5/2017

    Hach is excited to announce the much-anticipated expansion of our Chemkey® chemistries available for the Hach SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer™ instrument (PPA), for drinking water applications.

  3. WaterStart Partners With Japanese Company METAWATER In Development Of Innovative Online Sensor Technology
    8/24/2017

    WaterStart, an incubator housed within the Desert Research Institute, has partnered with prominent, Japanese-based company METAWATER on a pilot project focused on developing an innovative online sensor technology to be used in the process of water treatment.

  4. ‘Coffee-Ring Effect’ Harnessed To Provide Rapid, Low-Cost Analysis Of Tap Water (Video)
    8/22/2017

    “What’s in your water?” has become an increasingly fraught question for many people in the U.S. and around the world. Getting the answer isn’t always easy or cheap. Today, scientists are reporting that they are using the familiar “coffee-ring effect” to analyze multiple components in a single drop of water easily, quickly and cheaply.

  5. Small But Mighty: MilliporeSigma’s ReadyPlate 55 Agar Plates For More Efficient Water And Filterable Beverage Testing
    8/14/2017

    MilliporeSigma’s ReadyPlate 55 ready-to-use agar plates offer streamlined, convenient and efficient sample testing for quality control of water and filterable beverages.

  6. Brown Researchers Partner With State For Water Testing
    8/10/2017

    A team of researchers from Brown’s Superfund Research Program is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to test 35 of the state’s water systems for chemicals known as PFASs.

  7. WQA Supports EWG’s Tap Water Database
    7/27/2017

    The Water Quality Association supports the Environmental Working Group’s newly released Tap Water Database as a way for consumers to learn more about the kinds of contaminants that might be in their local drinking water.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.