Drinking Water News

  1. Water Utilities Can Now Tap Red Clay And Oracle To Modernize Operations

    Water utilities have the critical responsibility of delivering reliable, safe water for each and every customer.

  2. Scientists At ESS, Swedish Water Research, ORNL Use VISION To Look At Common Contaminant For Cleaner Water Applications

    Water filtration is essential to maintaining public health. The ability to see how persistent contaminants like harmful bacteria, micropollutants, and microplastics behave at the atomic scale can enable engineers to make improved filters for more effective water treatment methods.

  3. EPA Announces 2018 Annual Superfund Accomplishments

    Recenrtly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing Superfund’s annual report covering major accomplishments and environmental progress during fiscal year 2018.

  4. Chlorine Mishap Sends 50 Water Treatment Workers To Hospital

    A rare incident at an Alabama drinking water treatment plant had scary results for workers last week.

  5. Missouri American Water Plans $650,000 Pipeline Upgrade In St. Louis County

    Missouri American Water has begun work on a project to replace approximately 400 feet of water main in St. Louis County beneath Interstate 270 near Sappington Road at a cost of approximately $650,000.

  6. OSU-Cascades Researcher Awarded $2.97M To Recover Grey Water From Hydraulic Fracturing

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2.97M to a researcher at Oregon State University - Cascades to develop a new technology to treat hydraulic fracturing wastewater and improve the public health and environmental impact concerns associated with untreated wastewater.

  7. First Comprehensive, National Study Of Coal Ash Pollution Finds Widespread Groundwater Contamination

    An examination of monitoring data available for the first time concludes that 91 percent of U.S. coal-fired power plants with monitoring data are contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollutants.

  8. Research Team Develops Printable Water Sensors

    A Spanish-Israeli research team has developed a printable material that can be used as a versatile and robust water detector. The polymer-based fabric is inexpensive, flexible and non-toxic and changes color from violet to blue in the presence of small amounts of water.

  9. Federal Effort To Raise Shasta Dam By 18.5 Feet Is Getting Some Serious Pushback

    Californians are doing battle with the federal government on any number of fronts these days — immigration, the environment, voting rights, sanctuary cities and the sale of federal lands.

  10. How Bacteria Can Help Prevent Coal Ash Spills

    Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses bacteria to produce “biocement” in coal ash ponds, making the coal ash easier to store and limiting the risk of coal ash spills into surface waters.