Tag: quality water

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.

Delta Unveils the World’s First Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower

Delta Unveils the World’s First Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower

The risk of propagation of deadly cooling tower-borne pathogens, such as Legionnaire’s Disease, can be minimized through the use of towers made of anti-microbial HDPE.

Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaire’s Disease, and other strains of deadly pathogens that are hosted by some cooling towers,have been substantially reduced by

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Although various forms of rainwater harvesting have been used for thousands of years, as an organized industry, it is still in its infancy. At present, no national standards are in place regulating its use, although various states and municipalities have begun promulgating laws concerning how rainwater may (or may not)

NAWC Raises a Glass of Tap Water to Celebrate Drinking Water Week

NAWC Raises a Glass of Tap Water to Celebrate Drinking Water Week

This week the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) toasts clean, safe and reliable drinking water in celebration of Drinking Water Week. Observed May 1-7, 2016, Drinking Water Week provides both water professionals and the communities they serve an opportunity to come together to recognize the essential role water has

Climate-Ready Water Utilities

Climate-Ready Water Utilities

After preparing a climate change plan for her community’s wastewater treatment plant, Carol Murray, interim director for the Manchester Department of Public Works in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, says if she would have done anything differently, she would have started working on the plan seven years ago.

Doing a climate change plan with

Stormwater Takes Its Role in Aquifer Recharge

Stormwater Takes Its Role in Aquifer Recharge

It’s not always clear where water can be found or how much of it is available, and in the face of dramatic climate change, it’s even more uncertain how much quality water will be available in the future. Due to changes in climate, development pressure, and rising consumption, rivers and

Aqua America Appoints New Senior Team Members

Aqua America Appoints New Senior Team Members

BRYN MAWR, PA – Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE: WTR) CEO Christopher Franklin today announced the appointment of two new members to his senior team. Franklin appointed former Regional President Richard “Rick” S. Fox to executive vice president and chief operating officer and Daniel J. Schuller, Ph.D. to the new position of

Leak Detection Is Not Wasted

Leak Detection Is Not Wasted

The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that 7 billion gallons of water go unaccounted for every day in the United States.

Meanwhile, droughts are expected to keep getting longer and more severe, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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