Do you think it might be possible that you’re drinking wastewater (also known as ‘toilet on tap’) and don’t even know it?
The NRC compared a sample of water taken from a normal source which had 5 percent wastewater, and a sample which had been completely treated. Around 24 different contaminants were measured for in both samples, including pathogens.
What the NRC found was that there was no dif ... read more >>
The Environmental Protection Agency has been regulating discharge into the waters of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit (NPDES) for the Clean Water Act since 1972. Throughout the 39-year history of the Clean Water Act, regulations have shifted focus from point sources such as discharge from industrial plants and municipal treatment plants, to include: non-point sources such as st ... read more >>
About 13 miles from the Misericordia University campus, Bowmans Creek gently flows as it meanders through rural Eaton Township, Wyoming County before snaking its way into the mighty Susquehanna River. Remnants of recent high-water events still scar the countryside, but the 26.4 mile tributary remains a popular fishing hole for regional residents, teaming with trout and bluegills. ... read more >>
One in 10 people living in California's most productive agricultural areas is at risk for harmful levels of nitrate contamination in their drinking water, according to a report released today by the University of California, Davis. The report was commissioned by the California State Water Resources Control Board. ... read more >>
Textile suppliers have violated China's environmental laws by contaminating water supplies with chemicals from dyes and printing, according to a new report released from the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs. ... read more >>
Communities looking for the most cost-effective options for managing polluted runoff and protecting clean water should choose green infrastructure solutions, according to a report released today by American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and ECONorthwest. ... read more >>
During the final update presentation, held at Purdue Calumet, of their nearly five-year, BP-funded study, “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan,” the research scientists reported that alternative technologies exist for use in meeting the new lower mercury discharge requirement of 1.3 parts per trillion (ppt). ... read more >>