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Toxic Spill in Northern Mexico Cuts Water to Towns and Cities

August 12, 2014 - in Drinking water

About 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of contaminated wastewater have spilled into rivers from a mine in northern Mexico, and federal officials announced Sunday they are restricting water supply to cities and towns in the country's north, including…

Chloride Contamination of Wichita’s Water Supply Inevitable Unless Actions Taken

August 8, 2014 - in Drinking water, Modeling, Projects, Water

Chloride contamination of Wichita’s water-supply wells is inevitable unless actions are taken, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists and authors…

The Threats to Our Drinking Water

August 7, 2014 - in Drinking water, Maintenance, Water

Those of us who live in the United States are fortunate; generally we don’t have to give a lot of thought to the safety of our tap water. This makes…

Manmade Wetlands Turns Wastewater Into Tap Water

August 5, 2014 - in Drinking water, Wastewater, Water

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply. The 2,000-acre…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department Develops Ground Breaking Easement Clearing App Using Esri ArcGIS Online

Seeking a cost-effective way to maintain water and sewer line easements, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) has come up with an innovative easement clearing app that uses Esri's ArcGIS Online platform. "It saves me an incredible amount of…

Algae Toxins in Toledo Leave 500,000 Without Drinking Water

August 4, 2014 - in Drinking water, Maintenance, Water

City tests conducted Friday night and early Saturday indicated Toledo’s treated water is contaminated with microcystin toxin, a product of burgeoning algae blooms on Lake Erie. The result was a water crisis that has affected 500,000 water users in and around…

ONE DROP and Rotary Launch the “2020 Water Partnership” to Provide Sustainable Water and Sanitation to Communities in Need

July 22, 2014 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Water

ONE DROP is pleased to announce the launch of the "2020 Water Partnership", a joint sustainable water and sanitation program with Rotary, one of the world's largest investors in this area, to deliver unique and sustainable benefits in Africa, Latin America…

Trimble Enhances its Cloud-based Software for Smart Water Infrastructure Mapping and Work Management

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced the latest version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management software--Trimble Connect version 1.8. The latest release of the cloud-based, Geographic Information System (GIS)-centric software includes a…

Water Community Encourages Investment in our Future by Protecting Water Infrastructure

May 12, 2014 - in Drinking water, Financial, Projects, Water

As Drinking Water Week concludes, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are urging consumers to evaluate how they currently value, use and access water, and how to protect it into the future. North America’s water…

Illinois Requires Operator to Continue Monitoring Water Quality After Spill

March 23, 2014 - in Drinking water, Water

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a legal injunction requiring Buckeye Partners LLC to continue monitoring residential drinking waters wells and the Kankakee River for contamination after last week's 1,500-gallon gasoline pipeline spill.…