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The SP Enviro, aims to use microbial fuel cells to process textile wastewater and generate electricity that will render this exercise energy-efficient
The SP Enviro, aims to use microbial fuel cells to process textile wastewater and generate electricity that will render this exercise energy-efficient.
Feb 5 2019
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are emerging as an option to treat textile wastewater. According to The Hindu, a startup called the SP Enviro, aims to…
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 of musty-…
Feb 4 2019
The city of Healdsburg Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located 60 miles north of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma County. Prior to upgrading…
Pipeline Completed By Scottish Water Horizons
Pipeline completed by Scottish Water Horizons.
Jan 18 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
 Freshwater algae removes pollutants from wastewater & electroactive bacteria may improve traditional wastewater filter systems.
Freshwater algae removes pollutants from wastewater & electroactive bacteria may improve traditional wastewater filter systems.
Jan 16 2019
Two unrelated studies could provide tools for treating liquid waste products from animal agriculture. According to Feedstuffs, both projects were…
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
In the past decade, promulgation of the U.S. EPA’s Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule has caused many water utilities and…
 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…
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…
Sewer plants in Michigan are working to eliminate PFAS in tests to make sure the contaminant is not released in the Grand River
Sewer plants in Michigan are working to eliminate PFAS in tests to make sure the contaminant is not released in the Grand River.
Dec 24 2018
In Michigan, work towards eliminating PFAS continues in Plainfield Township as the municipal sewer treatment plant tests to make sure the plant is…
Dec 4 2018
With an estimated 10% of Florida’s 2 to 3 million septic tank systems not working properly, there is an understandable concern about pollution to…
For seven years, a town in Alberta’s drinking water has not been monitored
For seven years, a town in Alberta’s drinking water has not been monitored.
Nov 23 2018
In Oyen, Alberta, a former employee of the town has been fined $1,000 for not monitoring the town’s drinking water over a seven year period.…
State of South Carolina approved substance use in drinking water, even though it was not approved by EPA
State of South Carolina approved substance use in drinking water, even though it was not approved by EPA.
Nov 14 2018
In Denmark, S.C., some residents have been suspicious of the water coming from their taps. According to WTVR-TV, they have been collecting samples…
The CDC awarded two contracts to study antibiotic resistance in recycled water and plumbing to two Virginia Tech professors
The CDC awarded two contracts to study antibiotic resistance in recycled water and plumbing to two Virginia Tech professors.
Nov 8 2018
An estimated 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses per year in the U.S. are attributed to bacteria that has become resistant to antibiotics.…
Combined sewer system in Washington D.C. mixes stormwater and sewage in the same pipes
Combined sewer system in Washington D.C. mixes stormwater and sewage in the same pipes.
Nov 7 2018
In Washington D.C., DC Water has recently completed a new sewer tunnel. According to Wamu, the Anacostia River was supposed to get a lot cleaner…
Allen Harim will pay the state of Delaware at least $150,000 in fines to resolve violations
Allen Harim will pay the state of Delaware at least $150,000 in fines to resolve violations.
Nov 6 2018
On Nov. 15, 2016, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) announced it found dozens of wastewater-related…
Jul 30 2018
Legionella bacteria was discovered in the water supply of the Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y. Following the discovery, NYC Health + Hospitals…
Jun 19 2018
The Michigan-based organization NSF Intl. has published a new American National Standard for drinking water filters utilized to root out harmful…
Jun 18 2018
Following the release of a spending bill by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 14, 2018, it appears that the committee will require the…
Apr 23 2018
Despite a recent uptick in contaminant content, water sourced from the Bay Area does not currently pose any significant threat to human health.…
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