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2009-09-25 15:09:00

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive Associated Press study revealing that the drinking water in thousands of schools contains lead and other toxins, the Water Quality Association today urges administrators to look into treatment systems to protect their students. The AP today reported it found "that contaminants have surfaced at public and private schools in all 50 states -- in small towns and inner cities alike." Roughly one of every five schools with its...

2009-09-23 09:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global leader in drinking water quality and safety, today announced it has made significant improvements to testing methods for taste and odor compounds in municipal drinking water, by making procedures more sensitive and faster. The most common causes of taste and odor issues are geosmin and 2-methylisoborneaol (MIB), which are naturally occurring compounds produced by blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), diatoms,...

2009-09-17 16:18:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event advisory was issued today by the Water Environment Federation. Who: The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other partnering organizations to celebrate World Water Monitoring Day(TM) 2009. Speakers include: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) Brian van de Graaff,...

2009-09-14 12:51:00

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive New York Times study revealing that ten percent of Americans face dangerous drinking water, the Water Quality Association today urges consumers to consider installing final contaminant barriers in their homes. On Sunday, the newspaper reported results of its research in the second part of a major series on "toxic waters." Among its findings: Ten percent of Americans "have been exposed to drinking water that contains...

2009-08-07 11:26:00

DEP Continues Work to Address Increasing TDS Levels PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that levels of total dissolved solids, or TDS, in the Monongahela River have fluctuated above the water quality standard for taste, exceeding acceptable levels for drinking water established by state and federal authorities. "Since elevated levels of TDS were detected last year on the Monongahela River, the department has closely...

2009-08-06 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries - Northeast Region Inc., will pay a $2.75 million civil penalty and implement a regional evaluation and compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act at 23 facilities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The penalty is the largest ever assessed to a nationwide ready-mix concrete company for storm water violations...

2009-07-17 10:49:00

Public Meeting Set for July 29 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority and the Department of Environmental Protection will accept public comment on proposed drinking water and wastewater projects slated to be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DEP Secretary John Hanger announced today. "This is an opportunity for the public and water system professionals to review the proposed projects and comment on...

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2009-07-09 10:10:00

Despite public belief, tap water could actually be more pure than some bottled water, according to a report from the General Accountability Office on Wednesday. The report found notable disparities between the management of public drinking water systems and the bottled water industry. "Public water systems must annually provide consumer confidence reports that summarize local drinking water quality information about the water's sources, detected contaminants, and compliance with national...

2009-07-07 09:00:00

MILWAUKEE, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust (SWWT) - also known as the "Sweet Water Trust" - received a major boost in its campaign to improve water quality in the Milwaukee River Basin with a three year $1.9 million grant from the Joyce Foundation. The grant supports seven state and local environmental groups and the Sweet Water Trust to develop projects that will produce measurable improvements in water quality and habitat starting with the...

2009-06-30 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Herbert L. Corn, the former superintendent of the city of Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rochester, Ind., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in South Bend, Ind., to falsifying monthly discharge monitoring reports that concealed violations of the Clean Water Act at the Rochester plant, the Justice Department announced. Corn pleaded guilty to a five-count felony information charging him with making false statements in discharge...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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