Latest Water quality Stories
By Crable, Ad The Conestoga River and its feeder streams, which meander across most of Lancaster County, are far from being fishable and swimmable as required by the federal Clean Water Act, according to the findings of a new state study.
American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today recipients of the company's 2008 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 18 projects will be supported by grants totaling more than $100,000.
By Anonymous Sidewalks, parking lots and front lawns have rarely been cleaner, thanks to the relentless downpours of the past few weeks. But while the rain washed all kinds of messes off the land, it also flushed those same pollutants into Maine's coastal waters.
By MARY ANN ALBRIGHT Before jumping into lake, pond or ocean water, check for signs warning of public health dangers. As temperatures rise, so too do water quality concerns. It's tempting to head to the lake, pond or beach for a dip, but there are some risks to consider.
By KEN MIDKIFF When it comes to the health of our streams, rivers and lakes, we are the canaries in the coal mine. Although most people believe that the state departments of natural resources and health are there to protect us, such is not the case.
HERSHEY, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania American Water announced today that six watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company's 2008 Environmental Grant Program.
By ALLAN TUDOR The finger of suspicion has been pointed at a Torbay stream after a resort beach was given the all-clear for swimming following a pollution alert.
By Donita Naylor, The Providence Journal, R.I. Aug. 6--WESTERLY -- About 35 people gathered in the restored lobby of the Industrial Trust Building, the Westerly Land Trust's headquarters, to talk about water quality in the Pawcatuck watershed, roughly the southern third of the state.
By Yuxing Zheng, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Aug. 2--Water from Wapato Lake near Gaston has led to a fish kill and suspicions that it caused last month's toxic blue-green algae bloom in the Tualatin River, and a musty odor and taste in some of Washington County's drinking water.
By COLLEEN DISKIN, STAFF WRITER Environmentalists are calling on regulators to use water quality tests at beaches that can determine the presence of harmful bacteria in two to four hours rather than 24 hours.
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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