Drinking Water Source

  1. 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.

  2. Desal Plant Up For Debate In Orange County
    6/12/2018

    Ratepayers are debating the merits of a proposal for a new desalination plant in Orange County, CA.

  3. Water Utility Lesson Of The Year: Resiliency
    6/11/2018

    September of 2017 was the busiest month of hurricane activity on record, according to the Weather Channel.

  4. Turbidity’s Role In EPA Compliance
    6/11/2018

    Turbidity measurement is both a nebulous, oft-misunderstood concept and the master link in a chain of events affecting U.S. EPA drinking water compliance. It can influence, or be influenced by, almost every other link in a water treatment process. Here is a quick overview of turbidity’s relationship to drinking water compliance standards and some tips for keeping a water treatment process in balance.

  5. Raw Sewage A Major Problem In Appalachian Towns
    6/5/2018

    In small Appalachian towns, finding enough money to maintain wastewater infrastructure is a big challenge.

  6. Death Sparks Contamination Scare In Idaho Town
    6/4/2018

    A man’s death sparked a water contamination scare in the Idaho town of Dietrich in late May.

  7. NJ Scientists Recommend PFC Action
    6/1/2018

    New Jersey water experts want the state to crack down on PFOS in drinking water.

  8. Residents Embrace Wastewater Recycling As Means To Sustain Communities
    5/31/2018

    The Baldy View Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California recently released a survey that showed strong support for using recycled wastewater to recharge groundwater basins.

  9. Report: 1,500 Water Systems May Have PFOA, PFOS Contamination
    5/30/2018

    Over 1,500 water systems across the country may be contaminated with PFAS chemicals, a category which includes PFOA and PFOS, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.

  10. Water Crisis Hits Nation’s Fastest-Growing Urban Area
    5/25/2018

    The nation’s fastest-growing urban area has a water supply problem.