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.

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,

Cyanobacteria: A Climate Change Concern

Cyanobacteria: A Climate Change Concern

Cyanobacteria form one of the largest, most important groups of bacteria on earth, responsible for the evolution of plants, for producing much of the world’s oil, and even the air we breathe. Today, however, these blue-green prokaryotes accumulate in waterways and water sources, causing a variety of grave issues.

A Mixed Forecast for Drinking Water

A Mixed Forecast for Drinking Water

On this planet, water is practically everywhere. Yet worldwide, less than 0.01% of that water could be considered safe and accessible for drinking. Lately, that figure has declined by a tiny margin of a percentage, but that decline has had great significance for the people of Flint, MI.

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

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