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New method detects toxic algae traces in drinking water

A Ph.D. student at Lund University in Sweden has developed a new technique for detecting very small traces of toxic algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, in drinking water.
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Pennsylvania water authority fined for failing to maintain drinking water standards

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined a local water authority for failing to maintain adequate disinfection of water delivered to its customers in November 2013.
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EPA proposes strontium regulation in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to regulate strontium, a naturally occurring element, in drinking water.
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Mineralization of sand particles helps clean drinking water

New research overturns the conventional wisdom that mineral deposits interfere with microbial colonization of rapid sand filters that are used to treat groundwater for drinking.
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Ohio legislators introduce bill to ensure safe drinking water

New legislation has been introduced by state and federal officials to help guarantee that drinking water in Ohio is safe for consumption.
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Solar-powered desalination best option for off-grid Indian villages, MIT researchers say

India is facing a growing challenge to ensure that it has enough drinking water.
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NSF develops standard to measure effectiveness of water treatment devices

Global public health and safety organization NSF International has developed the first American National Standard, validating the effectiveness of water treatment devices designed to reduce trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.
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Toledo's water commissioner resigns following toxins scare

The commissioner of Toledo's troubled water treatment plant has been forced to resign, after toxins contaminated the city's water supply.
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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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