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Mar 6 2019
A $2-billion expansion to Regional San’s wastewater treatment plant called the EchoWater Project plans to improve the quality of water discharged to…
Mar 6 2019
Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) generally has been a solution for long runs of straight, small-diameter gravity sewer lines. However, it increasingly has…
trench safety
Trenches can be dangerous places for pipe installers, so establishing and following standards of safety before, during and after trench installations can be a life-saving measure.
Mar 6 2019
On May 10, 2018, James Rogers wrote in a post on Facebook that a 12-ft-deep sewer hole in which he was working caved in 10 minutes after he got out…
Test results show groundwater in Oklahoma near a power plant have tested high for the chemical lithium
Test results show groundwater in Oklahoma near a power plant have tested high for the chemical lithium.
Feb 28 2019
In Oologah, Okla., test results show groundwater near the town’s power plant tested high for the chemical lithium. The Public Service Company of…
A new government initiative in Tempe, Ariz., involves testing wastewater for traces of opioids to create data
A new government initiative in Tempe, Ariz., involves testing wastewater for traces of opioids to create data.
Feb 27 2019
The city of Tempe, Ariz., is partnering with Arizona State University on a local government initiative that involves testing wastewater for traces of…
A new eco-friendly material for wastewater purification has been developed by chemists from a Russian university
A new eco-friendly material for wastewater purification has been developed by chemists from a Russian university.
Feb 14 2019
Chemists from a university in Russia have developed a hybrid nanocatalyst for removal of stable organic dyes from wastewater. The Peoples' Friendship…
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels were found elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites.
Feb 13 2019
In Flint, Mich., recent testing at the former Buick City site shows elevated levels of PFOA or PFOS are not only in the storm sewer but also in the…
Feb 8 2019
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Advanced oxidation treatment system eliminates taste & odor issues in drinking water
The Anderson Regional Joint Water System pretreatment facility in South Carolina no longer receives odor complaints as of March 2018.
Feb 4 2019
Since the March 2018 opening of the Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS) pretreatment facility in South Carolina, complaints about the water…
Trinidad & Tobago engage new leak survey
Trinidad & Tobago engage new leak survey.
Feb 1 2019
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Two toxic chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, have been found at unsafe levels in at least 16 million Americans’ tap water
Two toxic chemicals, PFOA and PFOS, have been found at unsafe levels in at least 16 million Americans’ tap water.
Jan 29 2019
The Trump administration will not set a drinking water limit for two toxic chemicals that are contaminating millions of Americans' tap water,…
Flint Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined to say whether she’ll push to resume state funding when donated supplies run out
Flint Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declined to say whether she’ll push to resume state funding when donated supplies run out.
Jan 23 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she is committed to ensuring Flint residents continue getting free bottled water until the city finishes replacing its…
A wastewater treatment plant in Sioux City, Iowa, is taking steps to reduce violations and preventing more from occurring
A wastewater treatment plant in Sioux City, Iowa, is taking steps to reduce violations and preventing more from occurring.
Jan 22 2019
Plant supervisors are continuing with oversights and improvements aimed at preventing a repeat of the activities that resulted in numerous violations…
Residents of Adrian, Mich., say they have been complaining to the city for months about the taste and smell of the water
Residents of Adrian, Mich., say they have been complaining to the city for months about the taste and smell of the water.
Jan 15 2019
Residents of Adrian, Mich., are raising concerns about their drinking water. According to Michigan Radio, residents say they have been complaining to…
Jan 9 2019
The Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) is a public agency located in Carlsbad, Calif. It provides wastewater treatment services to more than 400,000…
 In California, Paradise drinking water has been tested and found to be unsafe for drinking
In California, Paradise drinking water has been tested and found to be unsafe for drinking.
Jan 9 2019
The Paradise Irrigation District in California announced that the Paradise drinking water has been tested and found to be unsafe for drinking.…
 Fires in the Western U.S. can expose drinking water to risk of contamination
Fires in the Western U.S. can expose drinking water to risk of contamination.
Jan 7 2019
On Oct. 8, 2017, the Tubbs Fire engulfed most of the Fountaingrove neighborhood in Santa Rosa, Calif. Resident Serene Buhrz water had an overwhelming…
For decades, the United States Air Force used a toxic firefighting foam that contaminated water near bases
For decades, the United States Air Force used a toxic firefighting foam that contaminated water near bases.
Jan 4 2019
The United States Air Force used a toxic firefighting foam for decades that contaminated water near bases and exposed communities to chemicals linked…
In Wisconsin, results of samples from 301 private wells in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties were released by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
In Wisconsin, results of samples from 301 private wells in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Counties were released by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.
Jan 3 2019
Groundwater sampling results in three Wisconsin counties show contamination by nitrate and coliform bacteria. According to WMTV, results of samples…
The EPA proposes new regulations at Virginia plant to address groundwater and more
The EPA proposes new regulations at Virginia plant to address groundwater and more.
Jan 2 2019
In Virginia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on proposed environmental regulations to address groundwater,…
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