Drinking Water Source

  1. Overpumping Groundwater Linked To Arsenic Threat
    6/22/2018

    A new study found that groundwater overpumping can result in potentially dangerous water quality problems.

  2. National Study Examines Drugs In Wastewater
    6/20/2018

    Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have published a major study of how pharmaceutical companies pollute the environment by sending their wastewater to treatment plants.

  3. Wastewater Plants Linked To Microplastic Pollution
    6/19/2018

    A new study has linked wastewater treatment plants to microplastic pollution in rivers in the United Kingdom.

  4. After Hurricane, Puerto Rico Water Difficulties Remain
    6/18/2018

    Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s drinking water infrastructure last September.

  5. Brain-Eating Amoeba Returns To Louisiana
    6/15/2018

    The so-called brain-eating amoeba is back, once again creating challenges for water safety in Louisiana.

  6. Billions Of Gallons Of Treated Water Irrigates U.S. Lawns
    6/15/2018

    For most of the United States, we’ve reached the time of year where Americans desire to maintain a perfectly green lawn starts to be tested by the warmer and dryer summer months. From the water industry’s perspective, it’s staggering just how many billions of gallons of treated water ends up being sprayed across our hallowed front and back yards in maintaining a full and aesthetically-pleasing lawn.

  7. The Smarter Water Manager
    6/14/2018

    Communities around the world are facing a growing storm. Complex challenges including water scarcity, changing demographics, extreme weather patterns, and aging or overly stressed infrastructure are colliding to threaten critical water, energy, transport, enterprise and health networks. The water industry is in the eye of the storm.

  8. Permanent Water Restrictions Approved In California
    6/14/2018

    When California Governor Jerry Brown signaled lifted emergency conservation measures last year, many environmentalists worried that water savings achieved during the drought would dry up.

  9. Biological Ammonia Removal From California Groundwater Source
    6/12/2018

    A novel biological oxidation filtration treatment process was evaluated for removal of ammonia from a California groundwater source. In addition to ammonia, this groundwater had other contaminants such as iron, manganese, methane, hydrogen sulfide odor, color, high organic carbon, etc. As such, more conventional treatment processes such as breakpoint chlorination were deemed infeasible, and biological treatment was the preferred treatment alternative.

  10. Turbidity 101: What It Is, And Why It Is So Important
    6/12/2018

    Turbidity, a measure of the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid, was originally intended as a qualitative measure of the aesthetics of drinking water. It is not a measure of actual particles in the water; it measures how much those particles affect light being transmitted through the water, or how that light reflects off particles in the water. Today’s turbidity designs and methods have been regimented in an attempt to bring quantitative consistency to the measurement for both aesthetic and pathogenic qualities of drinking water.