drinking water systems

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Ten California public drinking water systems must monitor for E. coli bacteria in their source water or face federal penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans.…

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Ten California public drinking water systems must monitor for E. coli bacteria in their source water or face federal penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans.…

EPA Won't Regulate Rocket Fuel Toxic in Drinking Water

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.…

San Francisco to Test Drinking Water Security System

San Francisco to Test Drinking Water Security System

SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – Improving the security of U.S. drinking water systems has gathered urgency since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an $8 million grant to San Francisco to help the city develop and evaluate a contamination warning system for its drinking water supply.…

New York Adds Energy Efficiency to Water Loan Criteria

New York Adds Energy Efficiency to Water Loan Criteria

ALBANY, New York, April 29, 2008 (ENS) – Municipalities that need State Revolving Loan Funds to upgrade their drinking water and clean water infrastructure will have to consider energy efficiency and smart growth in their applications from now on. The two factors will be included in the decisionmaking process that prioritizes funding decisions. Announcing the…

Illinois Governor Orders State Waters Tested for Drugs

Illinois Governor Orders State Waters Tested for Drugs

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Following reports last week that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are contaminating the nation’s drinking water, Governor Rod Blagojevich has directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to expand its water quality monitoring to determine levels of pharmaceuticals that may be in Illinois waterways. The Illinois EPA also will promote…