Tag Archives: water quality

Arsenic Contamination in Well Water

Recently, several scientific papers have noted that naturally occurring arsenic is contaminating many private wells in the United States and Canada. Private wells remain at risk due to the lack of regulations in most states’ governing of private well water … Continue reading

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Water Sources

Our population is increasing every day. We as a nation are using more and more water. This makes water conservation more important than ever. People need to understand what the operator goes through and to be aware that the amount … Continue reading

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Improved Water Quality

In a recent groundwater class, the subject of water quality was brought up. As we conversed about effective and ineffective storage and distribution, an alarming discussion began. A couple of questions were proposed:  How do we know if we are … Continue reading

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Drinking Water Week May 4-10

Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed May 4-10, 2014, as Drinking Water Week in Kentucky as an observance of the value of water to each of us in our everyday lives. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking … Continue reading

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Water Age Reduction in Distribution Systems

Public utilities are tasked with providing safe, potable water to the consuming public. Municipalities must take into account many factors when building the water distribution system. These variables require municipal officials to make projections about the future, and often, a … Continue reading

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Water Treatment Plants Recognized for Superior Performance

54 systems receive awards Fifty-four water treatment plants in Kentucky have been recognized by the Energy and Environment Cabinet for their demonstrated success in producing drinking water in 2012 that consistently met or exceeded state water quality standards. The 54 … Continue reading

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Cross-connections

In every Division of Compliance Assistance-administered drinking water certification class, Certification and Licensing staff cover a chapter on cross-connection control. Cross-connections appear in all three disciplines and have caused more disease outbreaks than any other factor, which demonstrates the importance … Continue reading

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