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Lake Erie Algae a Threat to Drinking Water - October 15, 2013 - The Weather Channel
- Toxins from blobs of algae on western Lake Erie are infiltrating water treatment plants along the shoreline, forcing cities to spend a lot more money to make sure their drinking water is safe.
Louisiana emphasizes drinking water safe despite finding brain-eating amoeba - September 20, 2013 - CBS News
- A brain-eating amoeba in the water supply of a New Orleans area parish has sent scared residents into a bottled-water buying frenzy.
A Quest for Even Safer Drinking Water - August 27, 2013 - New York Times
- Millions of individual cases of waterborne diseases occur annually and related hospitalization costs approach $1 billion each year
Lawsuit: Westchester County Failing To Comply With Safe Water Drinking Act - August 6, 2013 - CBS News New York - The federal government has filed a lawsuit against Westchester County for allegedly not treating its water supply against a potentially deadly parasite.
Public Water System Manager Found Guilty of Tampering with Drinking Water Samples After Trial - July 9, 2013 - National Law Review - A Massachusetts Public Water System manager has been found guilty of tampering with drinking water samples and making false statements.
U.S. infrastructure will need $384B over next 20 years -- EPA - June 4, 2013 - Water World - EPA's fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment identifies investments needed over the next 20 years for thousands of miles of pipes and thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems, which are all vital to public health and the economy. The national total of $384 billion includes the needs of 73,400 water systems across the country, as well as American Indian and Alaska Native Village water systems.
Manure contaminates wells and causes neighborhood children to get sick - May 21, 2013 - Water Technology - The spread of manure on a nearby field in Marcellus, N.Y. ended up contaminating wells and sickened neighborhood children, according to The Post-Standard.
Why Federal Efforts to Ensure Clean Tap Water Fail to Reach Faucets Nationwide - May 10, 2013 - New York Times - Nearly a quarter of all the small water systems in California are in the Central Valley. One-quarter of these dispense water that fails to meet all of the E.P.A’s health requirements.
Ebb & Flow: Demystifying Drinking Water - May 1, 2013 - HourDetroit.com - Regardless of the source, one thing is certain: Water is king, having recently toppled soda’s more than two-decade reign as America’s drink of choice, according to the The Associated Press.
175 Jersey City public school water fountains and sinks contaminated by lead, new study finds - March 25, 2013 - The Jersey Journal - Nearly 200 water fountains and sinks in Jersey City public schools contained lead contamination above federal environmental standards during recent testing, according to a report unearthed by a Jersey City parent.
Researchers Push for Healthier Water Drinking Requirements in Schools - March 7, 2013 - Science World Report - Researchers are helping push for new policies in day care and education centers across the country to implement better water drinking requirements based on the findings of a recent study.
Report Points to Cancer Risk From Chemicals Used to Treat Drinking Water - February 27, 2013 - FairWarning.org - Chemicals used to treat drinking water for millions of Americans may raise the risk of cancer and lead to other health hazards, according to a report released today by the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization.
MassDEP Assesses Property Owner $4,100 Penalty Following Violations of Drinking Water Requirements - February 1, 2013 - WaterWorld - The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has assessed a $4,100 penalty to 629 Massachusetts Avenue, LLC of Acton as a result of violations of the state Drinking Water regulations that occurred at its public water system (PWS), which serves businesses at Boxborough Commons, located at 629 Main Street, Boxborough.
New Rules Tackle Bacteria in Drinking Water - January 10, 2013 - Scientific American - New national drinking water rules are expected to lead to fewer dangerous pathogens coming out of the tap.
Perchlorate in Drinking Water - December 14, 2012 - NHPR - Perchlorate in the environment is a health concern because it can disrupt the thyroid’s ability to produce hormones needed for normal growth and development.
The DWRF 2013 Casino Night: Nashville, TN on November 12
- Back by popular demand is the 2013 DWRF Casino Night Fundraiser! This year, the festivities will be held at the fabulous BB King’s Blues Club in downtown Nashville.