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.

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

319 Success Story: Coal Creek Watershed

Forty years of large-scale coal mining in an area characterized by extremely unstable, steep slopes resulted in widespread erosion and debris flows that degraded water quality and stream habitat throughout Colorado’s Coal Basin. As a result, Coal Creek (including its tributaries) to the confluence with the Crystal River-a total of

IWEA Announces Tracks, Keynote for 36th Annual Conference

October 2014 — The Illinois Water Environment Association will host its 36 th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition February 23-25, 2015 at the iHotel in Champaign, Illinois where hundreds of industry leaders and professionals attend for the most current information and high quality education regarding the water/wastewater industry.   The

Success Story: Crab Orchard Creek

Acid mine drainage significantly diminished aquatic life in Morgan County, Tennessee’s Crab Orchard Creek. As a result, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation added Crab Orchard Creek to the state’s Clean Water Act section 303(d) list of impaired waters in 1998 for pH and siltation due to pollution from

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