A significant number of California communities rely on a contaminated groundwater source for their drinking water supply requiring a comprehensive treatment effort to ensure safe drinking water to the communities, according to a report submitted this week to the Governor and Legislature by the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board). ... read more >>
Article about pharmaceuticals in wastewater effluent ending up in surface water bodies. Discusses bio-accumulation in fish, specifically perch, and synergistic effects. Could be a serious issue for water reuse or drinking water supplies. ... read more >>
2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which established regulations for the discharge of pollutants to waterways and supported the building of sewage treatment plants. Despite these advances, sewage remains a major source of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) and naturally occurring hormones found in the environment. ... read more >>
Ezu River is the main source of water supply for Ebenebe, as well as other communities of Amansea, Ugbenu, Ugbene and Oba Ofemili in the same local government.
Though all the communities using Ezu as their source of water supply were warned against drawing water from Ezu after the discovery of the dead bodies, some of them had continued to fetch water from the river because of lack of alterna ... read more >>
Traces of common drugs found in waterways may affect fish behavior and feeding pattern according to a new study. The traces of anxiety drugs are believed to cause such behaviors even at low concentrations. ... read more >>
On their mission to the moon in 1969 the Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin created arguably the most famous footprints ever. Since the time the astronauts of the Apollo 11 Mission stepped onto the surface of our satellite their footprints remain almost unchanged. And as no breath of wind will ever be able to blow them away they will be visible forever. Not quite so old but equally 'immorta ... read more >>
Wekiva River lovers rally for elusive goal — cleaner waters: Wekiva River lovers rally for elusive goal — return of unspoiled natural jewel - OrlandoSentinel.com
It shows that aquifer water flows beneath hundreds of septic tanks in Orange County neighborhoods before gushing to the surface at Wekiwa Springs. That spring water is contaminated with the stuff that septic tanks leach into the ground — nitrogen pollution — which feeds a rampant growth of algae.
The same map also depicts the small but thriving Miami Springs, which also drains into the Wekiva ... read more >>
In this segment, ATETV host Caroline Botelho tours a water desalination plant with an ATE student and learns about career opportunities in water treatment. From ATETV Episode 18. ATETV is a web-based video series and interactive network designed to connect students and professionals with careers in advanced technology. Our video series highlights ATE success stories from community colleges and AT ... read more >>
A new sheet that changes color in the presence of water mercury contaminates has been produced in Spain. The contaminates quantity could be measured using a mobile phone. ... read more >>
After a crisis, how can we tell if water is safe to drink? Current tests are slow and complex, and the delay can be deadly, as in the cholera outbreak after Haiti's earthquake in 2010. TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra previews his design for a simple tool that quickly tests water for safety -- the Water Canary.
Sonaar Luthra is the creator of Water Canary, a water-testing device that collect ... read more >>