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Disinfecting water saves Rwanda

Posted By goopsgoops in Water Quality

Across Rwanda, nearly 40 percent of urban households and over 70 percent of rural households do not have reliably clean water. Contaminated water increases the risk of contracting diarrheal diseases, which contribute to Rwanda's high childhood mortality rate -- one in seven does not live to age five.

With support from the Government of Rwanda and the American people through USAID, Sur'Eau is p http://www.kcrg.com -

Water Shortage Concerns in Arizona: Tucson Contemplates Going From Toilet to Tap

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

Tuscon residents may soon be drinking treated wastewater as part of a growing national trend to offset diminishing freshwater sources.

Faced with increasing demand for water, Tucson Water Company has recommended that the city eventually use its growing stream of sewage to augment its drinking water. Using a procedure known as the Fountain Valley process, Tucson Water could completely close the http://www.alternet.org -

There's a reason they call it the"LifeSaver"!

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

On the outside, it looks like an ordinary sports bottle. On the inside, there's a miracle: an extremely advanced filtration system that makes murky water filled with deadly viruses and bacteria completely clean in just seconds.

The Lifesaver removes 99.999 percent of water-borne pathogens and reduces heavy metals like lead, meaning even the filthiest water can be cleaned — immediatel http://www.foxnews.com -

Water Tainted With Disinfection Byproduct in Columbia, Missouri

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

Drinking water in the town of Columbia, Missouri has exceeded the maximum contaminant level for a byproduct of the disinfection process, according to Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, equidistant from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia hosts the University of Missouri, Stephens College and Columbia College.

Chlorine is added to the t http://www.ens-newswire.com -

Sewer to Spigot: Recycled Water in Orange County, California

Posted By kevinthemann in Water Quality

A growing number of cities and counties grappling with water shortages are turning to a solution that may be tough for some homeowners to stomach: purifying wastewater so that residents can drink it.

In an effort to replenish its groundwater supply, Los Angeles is slated to announce Thursday a plan that will recycle 4.9 billion gallons of treated wastewater to drinking standards by 2019. In Sa http://online.wsj.com -

Indian News Agency: In US, water flows from toilet to tap!

Posted By goopsgoops in Planning and Management

A growing number of cities and counties in the US grappling with water shortages are turning to a solution that may be tough for some homeowners to stomach: purifying sewage water so that residents can drink it. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com -

MOTOROLA, SIEMENS CORP. AND GLAXOSMITHKLINE PAY $500,000 PENALTY FOR SYSTEM FAILURES AT SUPERFUND SITE IN SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Posted By goopsgoops in Water Quality

Motorola, Inc., Siemens Corp. and GlaxoSmithKline will collectively pay a $500,000 civil penalty for system failures that led to the release of trichloroethylene (TCE) into the public drinking water system in Scottsdale, Ariz., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced today.

The settlement resolves violations of the North Indian Bend Wash consent decree, http://yosemite.epa.gov -