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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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Arizona, Nevada get EPA funds to improve water quality, infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing millions of dollars in funding to improve water quality and infrastructure in Arizona and Nevada.
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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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EPA funds water, environmental health projects along US-Mexico border

Environmental improvement projects along the U.S.-Mexico border will be supported by new funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Fracking wastewater puts drinking water supplies at risk, study suggests

New research finds that discharge of fracking wastewater to rivers, even after it has passed through wastewater treatment plants, could put the drinking water supplies of downstream cities at risk.
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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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EPA invests $8 million to improve America's drinking water

Efforts to improve drinking water systems across the United States will be strengthened with the establishment of two innovation centers.
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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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