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Drinking Water

Severn Trent Services donates water treatment system to Haitian teaching hospital

July 9, 2013
Severn Trent Services recently partnered with a global humanitarian organization to install and commission a sodium hypochlorite generation disinfection system for the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Mirebalais, Haiti.
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Researchers develop new desalination method

July 2, 2013
The team of scientists claim that the process eliminates the need for membranes by separating salt from water at the microscale.
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Researcher points to natural gas wells as drinking water pollution source

June 25, 2013
Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research.
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Oregon student named US winner of 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

June 18, 2013
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Anirudh Jain of Portland, Ore., has been named the U.S. winner of the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) during a ceremony this past weekend in Portland.
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Oklahoma City wins 'Best of the Best' Tap Water Taste Test at ACE13

June 12, 2013
The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust delivers tap water to more than 200,000 homes and businesses, and more than 20 nearby communities and water districts.
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Montreal residents advised to boil drinking water

May 24, 2013
About 1.3 million residents of Montreal were warned to boil their drinking and cooking water following an incident at a water treatment plant during a routine maintenance procedure on May 22.
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Chemical pollution in Minnesota surface waters widespread, studies find

May 14, 2013
Two new studies by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) found that chemical pollution in the state's surface waters is more widespread than previously thought.
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Researchers develop solar-powered filter for antibiotics in water

May 10, 2013
A new solar-powered nano filter that is capable of removing antibiotics and dangerous carcinogens from large bodies of water has been developed by researchers at the University of Cincinnati.
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Energy consumption biggest expense for desalination plants

May 7, 2013
According to a new report from the Pacific Institute, the biggest expense for desalination plants is energy, accounting for as much as half of the entire bill.
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FBI investigates break-in at Georgia water treatment plant

April 30, 2013
According to officials, someone broke into the plant and changed the system settings for chlorine and fluoride injection, which has resulted in the plant being shut down.
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