Tag: water quality standards

Drinking water quality standards describes the quality parameters set for drinking water. Despite the truism that every human on this planet needs drinking water to survive and that water may contain many harmful constituents, there are no universally recognized and accepted international standards for drinking water.[1] Even where standards do exist, and are applied, the permitted concentration of individual constituents may vary by as much as ten times from one set of standards to another.

US EPA and California Approve Permit for Point Loma Wastewater Facility

US EPA and California Approve Permit for Point Loma Wastewater Facility

Advanced treatment will reduce discharges to ocean, provide sustainable water source

The US Environmental Protection Agency and the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board finalized a City of San Diego wastewater discharge permit to protect ocean water quality and increase water reuse. The Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

Rules include new protections for Native American cultural use and subsistence fishing

Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control Board, set mercury limits in fish tissue to protect

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control Board, set mercury limits in fish tissue to protect human health and aquatic-dependent wildlife. New protections also have

Contaminants and Cell Function

Contaminants and Cell Function

As water becomes an increasingly scarce resource, more of it is being recycled and reused. Regulation and policies to protect human and environmental health are of ever-greater importance.  Dr. Edo McGowan has forty years of experience in the development of local, regional, and international programs relating to health aspects of

The New England Clean Power Link Receives Presidential Permit

The New England Clean Power Link Receives Presidential Permit

Transmission Project is the First in New England to Complete the Siting Process

TDI New England announced today the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Presidential Permit for the New England Clean Power Link, a 1,000 MW buried electric transmission line that will connect New England with

USEPA Approves California’s New Trash Control Policy

USEPA Approves California’s New Trash Control Policy

SAN FRANCISCO –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the State Water Resources Control Board’s new water quality standards for trash in California’s waters. The standards are part of the state’s new Trash Control Policy, designed to keep trash out of streams, lakes, bays, estuaries, coastal and ocean waters in

EPA Approves California’s New Trash Control Policy

SAN FRANCISCO –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the State Water Resources Control Board’s new water quality standards for trash in California’s waters. The standards are part of the state’s new Trash Control Policy, designed to keep trash out of streams, lakes, bays, estuaries, coastal and ocean waters in California

Upgrading Stormwater Systems Protects Boston’s Drinking Water Supply

Upgrading Stormwater Systems Protects Boston’s Drinking Water Supply

In the conclusion of this three-part series, author Carol Brzozowski describes how upgrading stormwater systems and preserving the space surrounding Massachusetts’ Quabbin Reservoir maintain water quality standards for Boston’s primary source of drinking water. The following project description in one of several stormwater management profiles that Brzozowski has previously illustrated

Upgrading Stormwater Systems Protects Boston’s Drinking Water Supply

In the conclusion of this three-part series, Author Carol Brzozowski describes how upgrading stormwater systems and preserving the space surrounding Massachusetts’ Quabbin Reservoir maintain water quality standards for Boston’s primary source of drinking water. The following project description in one of several stormwater management profiles that Author Brzozowski has previously

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