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Feb 28 2020
Join us on Mar. 6, 2020 at 2 pm ET/ 1 pm CT for our Webinar. Register here. The aim of this presentation is to provide those in attendance with an…
Feb 27 2020
The National Rural Water Association (NRWA) filed a lawsuit against per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufacturers for making and selling…
Feb 26 2020
PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are a class of anthropogenic chemicals containing fluorinated carbons with a charged functional…
Feb 25 2020
The U.S. EPA is exploring market-based approaches to combat chronic algae problems in parts of the Great Lakes region. The agency announced it was…
Feb 24 2020
The U.S. EPA announced it would regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). “Under President Trump’s leadership, EPA is following through on…
Feb 21 2020
In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello, WWD Senior Managing Editor Bob…
Feb 20 2020
The Soquel Creek Water District board will use $3.2 million to purchase nearly 2 acres of Live Oak light industrial property for a water recycling…
Feb 19 2020
More than 100 utilities around Wisconsin declined to participate in a request to test wastewater for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS),…
Feb 10 2020
A state bill aims to better notify water utilities of industrial spills is effective July 1, 2020, according to WFYI. The bill, which was authored by…
Feb 5 2020
A water sample taken in Sept. 2019 from the Sanford Sewage Treatment Plant that discharges into Deep River uncovered high concentrations of per- and…
Feb 4 2020
It is estimated that more than 2 million tons of sewage, industrial and agricultural waste is discharged every day into global water ways. APATEQ’s…
Feb 3 2020
Brunswick County, North Carolina is paying approximately $1.2 million to replace 45 year old filters at its Highway 211 Water Treatment Plant.…
Jan 27 2020
Wyoming regulators have issued a one-time permit for Encore Green Environmental to test whether its technology to treat oil drilling and…
Jan 23 2020
The U.S. EPA announced a settlement agreement with the Torrance Refining Company, which agreed to pay $125,000 in penalties for chemical safety and…
Jan 21 2020
A lab owner hired to ensure water quality for dozens of Mississippi towns has been sentenced to 18 months for faking test results. John H. Couey, 44…
Jan 20 2020
Major U.S. river ecosystems such as the Mississippi are both suffering from and contributing to aquatic dead zones caused by algae blooms in…
A red tractor rests idly on a farmstead by a lake with a yellow building in the distance. Iowa is leading the charge in solutions for excess nutrient loading into water ways with his nutrient exchange program.
A red tractor rests idly on a farmstead by a lake with a yellow building in the distance. Iowa is leading the charge in solutions for excess nutrient loading into water ways with his nutrient exchange program.
Jan 13 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists there are 253 harmful algae blooms resulting in lake and beach closures or public health advisories…
Jan 10 2020
The Trump administration may veto H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, reported an Environmental Working Group (EWG) news release. The PFAS Action Act…
Nutrient Loading Lake Erie Harmful Algae Bloom September 2017
A landsat satellite image of Lake Erie during a harmful algae bloom event from September 2017. Source: https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/lake-erie-algal-bloom
Jan 6 2020
In August 2019, the Gulf of Mexico dead zone at the delta of the Mississippi River was measured at 6,952 square miles, the eighth largest in the 33…
Jan 1 2020
After work at the Mansfield Water Treatment Plant to construct a new bypass line, Mansfield, Ohio has issued a citywide boil advisory. "Due to a…
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