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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...

2009-06-16 10:00:00

Company Sponsors The Field Museum's Water Exhibition CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing services, today announced its sponsorship of Water, an exhibition at The Field Museum that focuses on how people use water and the future of clean water supplies. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, June 17, and runs through Sunday, September 20. "UL's Global Water business provides safety testing and certification programs focused on...

2009-05-27 15:47:00

PHOENIX, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- During the month of May, Arizona American Water customers will receive an annual water quality report, inserted with their monthly water bill. The reports, which are required for all community water systems in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency, aim to educate customers about where their water comes from and what is in it. "Our customers are our top priority, and we are committed to providing them with the highest quality...

2009-05-06 11:16:00

WQA offers online resources for diagnosis and treatment LISLE, Ill., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Set aside five minutes this week to diagnose your water. That is the advice of the Water Quality Association as National Drinking Water Week begins. For more than 20 years, the federal government has called on Americans to start the spring by learning how they can make sure they get the safest and cleanest possible water coming into their house. This year, National Drinking Water Week takes place...

2009-04-24 14:05:00

Company Offers $10,000 for Community Improvement Projects SAN DIEGO, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water announced today it is accepting applications for its 2009 Environmental Grant Program. The company will award several grants for a combined total of $10,000 to innovative community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds and drinking water supplies within the state. A wide variety of conservation projects are eligible for funding, such...

2009-04-15 16:35:00

New Limits to Take Effect by January 2011, Interim Permitting Strategy Announced HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger today announced that new discharge standards for industrial wastewater that is high in total dissolved solids, or TDS, will take effect by January 2011. The department made the announcement at a public meeting of the Marcellus Shale Wastewater Technology Partnership and said the new limits will protect...


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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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