drinking water standards

USGS: Chemicals Remain in Public Drinking Water After Treatment

Article: USGS: Chemicals Remain in Public Drinking Water After Treatment

WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2008 (ENS) – Low levels of manufactured chemicals remain in public water supplies even after they have been treated in selected community water facilities across the country, according to new research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and released today. Water from nine selected rivers used as sources for public water…

EPA Won't Regulate Rocket Fuel Toxic in Drinking Water

Article: EPA Won't Regulate Rocket Fuel Toxic in Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, DC, October 6, 2008 (ENS) – Perchlorate, a toxic component of rocket fuel that contaminates drinking water at sites in at least 35 states, will not be regulated at the national level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has decided. The agency announced its preliminary decision not to regulate perchlorate in drinking water late Friday.…

Radioactivity, Arsenic Contaminate New Jersey Drinking Water

Article: Radioactivity, Arsenic Contaminate New Jersey Drinking Water

TRENTON, New Jersey, August 28, 2008 (ENS) – Tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are drinking polluted water from private wells, according to a new state report, and radioactive contamination is the most common violation of state standards. The new report from the state Private Well Testing Act Program covers the five-year period from…

Wind Power Will Help Texas Town Desalinate Groundwater

Article: Wind Power Will Help Texas Town Desalinate Groundwater

AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2008 (ENS) – The first project in the United States to use wind power to desalinate drinking water for an inland municipality rather than a coastal town has just received a $500,000 grant from the Texas state Office of Rural Community Affairs, ORCA. The $1.075 million pilot project utilizing wind power…

New Rule Requires Cleaner Aircraft Drinking Water

Article: New Rule Requires Cleaner Aircraft Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2008 (ENS) – Drinking water aboard aircraft may be safer for passengers and crews under a new rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Aircraft Drinking Water Rule tailors existing drinking water regulations to fit the unique characteristics of aircraft public water systems in an attempt to protect the…