public water systems

USGS: Chemicals Remain in Public Drinking Water After Treatment

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…

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.…

New Rule Requires Cleaner Aircraft Drinking Water

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…