state water quality

Mercury Found at High Levels in Indiana Streams

Mercury Found at High Levels in Indiana Streams

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, January 5, 2008 (ENS) – Six of every 100 streams in Indiana contain mercury at levels greater than the state water quality standard protecting human health, according to research released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. With new mapping techniques, the scientists identified an area in southeastern Indiana with some of the highest…

Portland Malls, Hotels Now Need Permits for Stormwater Discharge

Portland Malls, Hotels Now Need Permits for Stormwater Discharge

PORTLAND, Maine, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Properties with more than one acre of impervious area, such as parking lots and large roofs, must from now on apply for a Clean Water Act permit for stormwater discharges to Long Creek, which drains a watershed in the Portland metropolitan area. Long Creek does not meet required…

Dishwasher Detergents With Phosporus Not Welcome in Washington

Dishwasher Detergents With Phosporus Not Welcome in Washington

BELLINGHAM, Washington, May 8, 2008 (ENS) – Dishwasher detergents for sale in Whatcom County must be practically phosphorus free starting July 1. A statewide ban across Washington on high-phosphorus dishwashing detergents does not take effect until 2010, but this year state legislation brings better water quality protection in two counties – Whatcom and Spokane –…