Drinking Water News and Headlines

  1. Brown Researchers Partner With State For Water Testing

    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.

  2. WQA Supports EWG’s Tap Water Database

    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.

  3. Engineering A Solution To Dirty Water

    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

  4. UBC Researchers Test 3D-Printed Water Quality Sensor

    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.

  5. State Water Board Approves Drinking Water Standard For 1,2,3-Trichloropropane

    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.

  6. Clean Water That’s 'Just Right' With Sandia Sensor Solution

    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.

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

    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.

  8. VCU Inventors’ Hand-Held Device Brings Vast Improvements To Water Testing Process

    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.

  9. New Portable Arsenic Analyzer Offers Accurate And Reliable Detection Of Arsenic Anytime And Anywhere

    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.

  10. Concerns About Household Water Quality Increase, According To New National Study

    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.