Source Water Contamination

  1. D.C. Adds Mussel To Federal Ruling On E. coli Limits

    With a federal judge deciding it needs to do a better job to combat E. coli discharge into its waterways, Washington, D.C. could be turning to an unlikely ally in its struggle to clean up local rivers: mussels.

  2. Will Dissolved Air Flotation Fix Harmful Algal Blooms?

    The State of Florida is facing a problem shared worldwide at this time of year: a prevalence of toxic algae in source water brought on by the combination of warmer temperatures and nutrient runoff. So it’s worth paying attention to a potential fix being implemented in the Sunshine State.

  3. Toxic Algae Kills Three Dogs In North Carolina

    For years, harmful algal blooms (HABs) have posed a threat to drinking water across the country. And now, a tragic incident has illustrated that the problem can have an even more direct effect on our loved ones.

  4. EPA Determines Newark’s Lead Filters Not Working; City Distributes Bottled Water

    Late last week, the U.S. EPA sent a letter to officials in Newark, NJ, warning them that residents were exposed to dangerous levels of lead contamination in their drinking water and that the city’s efforts to mediate the crisis weren’t working.

  5. Kentucky Utility Spares Consumers From Bourbon Blast

    Following a fire at a major bourbon distillery in Kentucky this month, water treatment workers stepped up to keep a bad situation from becoming even worse.

  6. History’s Largest-Ever Algal Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

    For those in the drinking water and wastewater treatment space, the climbing temperatures in summer months can bring with them an obstacle that seems to get worse every year — harmful algal blooms.

  7. More Than 300 Public Water Systems Serve Unsafe Water In California

    Some of California’s struggles with drinking water are well known. The state’s ongoing drought conditions and the difficulties around providing enough supply for residents are usually spread across headlines.

  8. Salem, Oregon To Invest $75M In Cyanotoxin Defenses

    Warming weather can be a cause for concern at drinking water utilities around the country where summer temperatures mean the return of toxic algal blooms.

  9. Pennsylvania To Test 350 Water Systems For PFAS Contamination

    This month, Pennsylvania will begin sampling more than 350 public water systems in an effort mandated by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to curb per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination.

  10. New Jersey Industries To Pay Millions For PFAS Contamination

    With nearly one in five New Jersey residents receiving tap water contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the local governor has ordered industrial polluters to help find a solution.