Tag: drinking water quality

Water quality refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. It is a measure of the condition of water relative to the requirements of one or more biotic species and or to any human need or purpose. It is most frequently used by reference to a set of standards against which compliance can be assessed. The most common standards used to assess water quality relate to health of ecosystems, safety of human contact and drinking water.

Why the Water Quality Definition Requires Multiple Models

Why the Water Quality Definition Requires Multiple Models

In the Part 2 of this three-part series, we quickly review the Water Quality Index (WQI) Development Process that concluded Part 1—the segment that proposed solving the water quality definition. Following this refresher to WQI development, we continue author Harbans Lal’s research into WQI modelling methodology that he has cited

EPA Website Tracks Compliance Status of Public Water Systems

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2015 — Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) dashboard, a user-friendly website that presents data about violations and the compliance status of public water systems. The dashboard contains interactive charts and graphs that provide information regarding the compliance of

Why the Water Quality Definition Requires Multiple Models

Why the Water Quality Definition Requires Multiple Models

In the second part of this three-part series, we quickly review the Water Quality Index (WQI) Development Process that concluded Part 1, the segment that proposed solving the water quality definition. Following this refresher to WQI development, we continue author Harbans Lal’s research into WQI modelling methodology that he has

Maintaining High Standards

Maintaining High Standards

Once in a while, an incident involving water quality arises in a United States community that sets off alarms for the water consumers and sends water utility operators in a scramble to mitigate the problem.

Maintaining High Standards

Maintaining High Standards

Once in a while, an incident involving water quality arises in a United States community that sets off alarms for the water consumers and sends water utility operators in a scramble to mitigate the problem. To that end, water utility managers nationwide are engaged in ongoing efforts to ensure water

New Frontiers in Energy Management

New Frontiers in Energy Management

“Utilities continue to find it extremely challenging to fund and manage capital projects while keeping rates low and stable. They’re embarking on asset management programs while finding ways to reduce operating costs and increase revenues through energy-related projects. . . . These programs are increasingly delivered through public private partnerships

New Frontiers in Energy Management

New Frontiers in Energy Management

“Utilities continue to find it extremely challenging to fund and manage capital projects while keeping rates low and stable. They’re embarking on asset management programs while finding ways to reduce operating costs and increase revenues through energy-related projects. . . . These programs are increasingly delivered through public private partnerships

H2O, Redux

H2O, Redux

Water is a scarce commodity that must be conserved and managed. Due to population growth and environmental causes, this once-abundant natural resource is in increasingly short supply. Utility companies are raising water rates as they grapple with escalating treatment costs, replacement of aging infrastructure, accelerating power prices, regulatory mandates, and

Double Impact

Double Impact

In speaking of the need for water recycling, Jim Lauria, vice president of sales and marketing for Amiad USA, says the fact that communities are using drinking water to flush toilets is “just insane.” He continues: “Not every application needs the highest-quality water, so, in many instances in the United

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