Tag: clean water

Drinking water, also known as potable water or improved drinking water, is water safe enough for drinking and food preparation. Globally, in 2012, 89% of the people had access to water suitable for drinking. Nearly 4 billion had access to tap water while another 2.3 billion had access to wells or public taps. 1.8 billion people still use an unsafe drinking water source which may be contaminated by feces. This can result in infectious diarrhea such as cholera and typhoid among others. Contaminated water is estimated to result in more than half a million deaths per year.

Defunding the Superfund

Defunding the Superfund

It’s clear that the Environmental Protection Agency is undergoing some tremendous changes under the current presidential administration, with the president proposing to reduce the agency’s budget by 31%. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been a strong proponent of cutting back his agency’s reach, reducing environmental regulation, revising or rescinding the

Catching Up

Catching Up

In the 1940s, two former music hall entertainers, Marcel and Nelly Tilloy, purchased an estate in France’s Rhône ­Valley, and by 1952 they had created Relais and Châteaux, with eight hotels and restaurants between Paris and the French Riviera. Today, the association has more than 520 partners around the world.

Editor’s Comments: We Need to Be All Over This One

Editor’s Comments: We Need to Be All Over This One

In May, EPA sent a letter to all state governors asking for their input on the new definition of “waters of the US,” also known as navigable waters. An accompanying press release noted that the proposed new definition “is in-line with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in the 2006 Rapanos

Membranes for Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment

Membranes for Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment

When it comes to water membrane technology, there are currently four different types of membranes, three of which are frequently used for municipal water and wastewater treatment.

Four Membrane Types
The first two classifications are microfiltration and ultrafiltration. The microfiltration and ultrafiltration processes use low-pressure membranes, either immersed in aeration tanks, using

Water Demand Management

Water Demand Management

Mni wiconi is Lakota for “water is life.” The phrase articulates a fundamental truth. Our lives depend on water. Planning to meet and manage demand is essential.

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

Preventing Water Loss in Storage Tanks

A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half

EPA Administrator Meets With Congressional Coal Caucus

EPA Administrator Meets With Congressional Coal Caucus

Carries message from the President that the war on coal is over and highlights pro-environment, pro-energy independence agenda at EPA

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with the Congressional Coal Caucus on Monday and carried with him the message from President Donald Trump that the war on coal is over. Additionally,

NAWC President Martin Kropelnicki Testifies Before US House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment on the Drinking Water System Improvement Act

NAWC President Martin Kropelnicki Testifies Before US House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment on the Drinking Water System Improvement Act

Martin Kropelnicki testified today on behalf of The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and California Water Service Group before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment.

In his written testimony submitted for the hearing entitled “Drinking Water System Improvement Act and Related Issues of Funding, Management,

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