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Articles Tagged with ''drinking water''

Wildfires can have negative impact on drinking water sources

Wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency in the last few years, raising concerns about the quality of local natural resources, such as water, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) claim in a joint report.
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Biosolids spill into Michigan lake after power outage

A power failure at a pump station in Michigan on Wednesday afternoon led to almost 200 gallons of biosolids spilling into the northern end of Boardman Lake.
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Drinking water safe after fuel oil spill in Ohio River

Power company Duke Energy reported that the incident occurred during a routine transfer of fuel oil at its W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
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Majority of consumers happy with water quality, survey finds

A recent international survey found that U.S. consumers rank 22nd in the list of the countries that are most satisfied with the quality of their tap water.
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Coca-Cola provides safe tap water to Mexican schools

Coca-Cola is seeking to improve access to drinking water for Mexican schoolchildren by installing drinking fountains that not only provide tap water but also purify it.
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Texas city ready for water reuse project launch

The city of Wichita Falls, Texas, is ready to start its water reuse program any day now, as the Cypress Water Treatment Plant is fully prepared for the launch of the project.
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Portland water bureau issues boil notice after tests reveal E. coli contamination

Health officials issued a warning on May 23, following tests that revealed the presence of bacteria in water supplied to consumers.
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Research lacking on emerging contaminants

Emerging contaminants are an increasing concern for scientists, water utilities and regulators because their impact on the environment and on public health.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

The city of Portland, Oregon, was forced to dump about 38 million gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught urinating in the Mt. Tabor water reservoir.
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