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World Bank says drinking water of Tajikistan contains various bacteria

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Area mayors sign pact to designed to maintain clean water from Mississippi River

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Metro 3 work: Cuffe Parade society complains of contaminated drinking water supply

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'Aggressive' Dendrobium mine causing 'grave, severe' impacts on Sydney water catchments

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Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking water

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Harvey floods push Texas chemical plant to the brink, turn a city into an island without drinking water

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Texas city loses drinking water, risk of blast at chemical plant as new dangers appear after hurricane Harvey

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World Bank says drinking water of Tajikistan contains various bacteria
AKIPRESS.COM - Drinking water in Tajikistan has high levels of coliform bacteria and low palatability, according to the new World Bank report. Access varies to safely managed water sources (i.e. those that are improved, available when needed, and free of fecal contamination). While 57% of urban households have access to safely managed water, only 31% of rural households have so. Over the last decade, access to sanitation has improved, but Tajikistan continues to have some of the poorest conditions in Central Asia   Read More ...
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Vote to add fluoride to metro’s drinking water scheduled for Wednesday
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city’s water authority is scheduled to decide if fluoride will be added to drinking water in Albuquerque. Last month the Water Authority’s Governing Board delayed the vote to September 20. Fluoride operations were halted in 2011, but there has been a national push from those who believe it will benefit the public’s health. The equipment needed for it would cost the utility authority $260,000   Read More ...
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Untreated drinking water poses huge health risk
– Drinking Water Workshop. 19 September 2017 - Drinking water suppliers have been told they are taking a big risk with the health of their communities if they do not treat drinking water for possible contamination. Visiting water contamination expert, Dr Steve Hrudey from the University of Alberta told an audience at the Water New Zealand Drinking Water Workshop in Hamilton that the Havelock North contamination was caused by a number of systemic failures   Read More ...
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6 ways to purify drinking water in emergency situations
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East Chicago starts replacing lead pipes that deliver water
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) - A northwest Indiana city has started replacing lead pipes in the area, a move the Environmental Protection Agency says is necessary to provide safe drinking water. East Chicago officials tell the Post-Tribune the goal is to finish work at 400 homes by May. Miguel Del Toral is with the EPA's groundwater and drinking water branch. He says residents should use a filter to remove potential contaminants from water until the lead is removed from the water delivery system   Read More ...
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Area mayors sign pact to designed to maintain clean water from Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS – The health of the Mississippi River was the focus of a conference held in St. Louis Wednesday. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative began in 2012 with the goal of maintaining clean water and sustainable infrastructure along the river. Today the group signed an agreement allowing them to use information collected by CDP, a nonprofit group collecting environmental data   Read More ...
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Metro 3 work: Cuffe Parade society complains of contaminated drinking water supply
In a repeat incident of Metro 3 work contaminating a drinking water pipeline in a fortnight, Cuffe Parade residential society, Dalamal Park, has written to the BMC complaining about contaminated water supply that has forced residents to avoid water use for drinking and cooking. “We are in the process of emptying our water tanks to drain out water completely and arranging for fresh water supply from tankers,” a letter issued to society residents by the building’s residential committee stated   Read More ...
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Plan to continue Flint residents' access to bottled water
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — About 2,100 Flint residents with mobility issues or limited access to transportation are expected to continue receiving bottled water at home as part of a plan to help the Michigan city recover from its lead-tainted water crisis. Mayor Karen Weaver's office says bottled water, filters and cartridges will remain available at four delivery sites and 10 pickup locations   Read More ...
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'Aggressive' Dendrobium mine causing 'grave, severe' impacts on Sydney water catchments
After six months of being kept under wraps, reports on the impacts of a mine west of Wollongong have been released, revealing "disturbing" fracturing and bulging, putting Sydney's drinking water catchment at risk. The Dendrobium coal mine is located underneath the metropolitan special area, which provides a buffer zone of bushland around catchment areas to protect drinking water. As well as seam-to-surface fracturing across parts of the mine, there has been an unexpected finding of valley bulging alongside Sydney's major dams   Read More ...
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Attacks on Labour's water policies out of step
Federated Farmers' attacks on Labour's water policies out of step with most New Zealanders. Federated Farmers' attacks on Labour's water charging proposals are alarmist and out of step with most New Zealanders, say clean water campaigners. “A couple of weeks ago, Federated Farmers was saying that they wanted to make all rivers swimmable,” says Choose Clean Water spokesperson Marnie Prickett. “Now they are against attempts to limit water use and they are supportive of public spending on irrigation schemes that would put more pollution into already suffering rivers and lakes   Read More ...
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How £1m graphene project could help supply clean water to the world
A £1m project is set to pioneer new graphene-based technology to help address the world's clean drinking water crisis. Manchester-based G2O Water Technologies is leading the scheme to accelerate development of its patented system that has the potential to significantly reduce the cost of water filtration. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop domestic water purification systems that will deliver cheaper and more widely-available drinking water to millions of people around the world   Read More ...
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Bottled water contamination: FSSAI given four weeks for report
Two years ago, researchers at the BARC found the presence of carcinogen (cancer-causing) bromate in packaged drinking water available in Mumbai After a social activist filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to look into the matter of packaged drinking water containing harmful substances, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has written a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra to look into the matter   Read More ...
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Over 200 drinking water systems affected by Harvey still shut or impaired - U.S. regulators
(Reuters) - More than 200 drinking water systems out of 2,238 affected by Tropical Storm Harvey are still shut or have notices for customers to boil water, state and federal regulators said on Saturday. An additional 101 systems are still being contacted to “gather updated information of their status,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said in a joint statement   Read More ...
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Over 200 drinking water systems affected by Harvey still shut or impaired -U.S.regulators
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Over 200 drinking water systems affected by Harvey still shut or impaired - U.S.regulators
(Reuters) - More than 200 drinking water systems out of 2,238 affected by Tropical Storm Harvey are still shut or have notices for customers to boil water, state and federal regulators said on Saturday. An additional 101 systems are still being contacted to "gather updated information of their status," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said in a joint statement   Read More ...
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Bottled water for Newfoundland students after grave concerns over school's well location
MOBILE, N.L. — Students in Newfoundland are drinking bottled water amid concerns about how close their high school’s well is to an adjacent graveyard. They attend Mobile Central High School, about a 40-minute drive south of St. John’s. It opened in 2008 right next to a cemetery that has been there since the late 1800s. “There’s signs all over the school saying: Do Not Drink the Water,” said one student who took photos of brown water Wednesday as it ran from a washroom tap   Read More ...
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Newfoundland students get bottled water after well near cemetery raises concerns
Students in Newfoundland are drinking bottled water amid concerns about how close their high school’s well is to an adjacent graveyard. They attend Mobile Central High School, about a 40-minute drive south of St. John’s. It opened in 2008 right next to a cemetery that has been there since the late 1800s. “There’s signs all over the school saying: Do Not Drink the Water,” said one student who took photos of brown water Wednesday as it ran from a washroom tap   Read More ...
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Drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, study reveals
A global scientific study has revealed that 83 per cent of water flowing from taps around the world is contaminated with microplastics. This means billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles. Samples of tap water from around the world were analysed by scientists at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health and the State University of New York for an investigation by Orb Media, a non-profit digital news organisation   Read More ...
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Drinking water remains clean at Bull Run Watershed
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Bull Run Watershed remains on the edge of the protected area near the Eagle Creek Fire. Drinking water is still safe and firefighters have not yet used fire retardant to battle the wildfire. On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service notified the Portland Water Bureau that, if necessary, it would use fire retardant to fight the Eagle Creek Fire   Read More ...
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₹2,250-cr. drinking water project to be launched soon
A drinking water project costing ₹2,250 crore for ensuring drinking water supply to villages of five taluks of Chitradurga, Ballari and Tumakuru districts will be launched soon. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday chaired a meeting with representatives of Tumakuru district and officials of the Water Resources Department and said the project would ensure water supply to villages of Challakere, Molakalmuru, Pavagada, Koodligi, and Hospet taluks of the three districts   Read More ...
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Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking water
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli. (Phys.org)—Within the cell chemical messages are passed through a signaling cascade. This cascade can be a series of chemical reactions or molecular changes that spurn the next reaction in a kind of assembly line process.   Read More ...
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Walmart begins widespread effort to restock bottled water in Florida stores
Walmart is pulling supplies from its massive distribution warehouses in various U.S. states in order to get more bottled water to Florida as the state preps for a potentially devastating hurricane. Dickens said Walmart is relocating water from distribution centers as far away as Nevada to help restock the Florida stores. The effort involves deploying 1,360 semi-truck loads. Of that total, about 100 trucks full of water had already arrived in Florida by Tuesday night   Read More ...
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"Nobody is safe": Plastic found in drinking water on five continents
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Our drinking water is widely contaminated with tiny bits of plastic - Independent.ie
The extent of plastic contamination across the environment is laid bare following original reporting and scientific research by Orb Media, a global non-profit newsroom based in Washington DC, in partnership with the Irish Independent. An analysis of some 159 drinking water samples found that microplastics, fibres from clothing, and plastic threads are present in drinking water drawn from public supplies, including from a house at Crumlin in Dublin   Read More ...
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Pa. seeks input on plan to hire drinking water inspectors, increase fees
Water utilities and the general public have until Sept. 25 to comment on a state plan that would use $7.5 million in fees in order to properly staff its drinking water inspection program. Last December, the Environmental Protection Agency warned Pennsylvania that short staffing risked serious public health inspections.In all, 43 fully trained inspectors and In all, 43 fully trained inspectors and 11 trainees were responsible for ensuring proper maintenance and water quality standards at 8,500 utilities statewide   Read More ...
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In Kabul, access to safe drinking water is a matter of money
KABUL — In affluent areas of the Afghan capital, sky-blue vans make daily deliveries of huge plastic water-cooler jars, dropping them at embassies, offices and ornate private homes surrounded by high walls. “Water, clean and pure,” beckon the slogans on each van. “Water is life.” But in much of greater Kabul, where the population has tripled to 5 million in the past decade, the quest for safe drinking water is more arduous   Read More ...
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Uma Bharti, 58, Minister, Drinking Water & Sanitation: Over to Swachh Bharat, to oversee how states are faring
Written by Shalini Nair | New Delhi | Published:September 4, 2017 1:54 am Following very little progress on the Ganga cleaning project, Uma Bharti has been shunted to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, until now part of the portfolio of the rural development minister along with panchayati raj. All three ministries used to be handled by Chaudhary Birendra Singh, after which they were given to Narendra Singh Tomar, who retains the other two charges   Read More ...
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Flooding from Hurricane Harvey Causes a Host of Public Health Concerns
The historic rainfall dumped by Hurricane Harvey has already led to deaths by drownings and the destruction of many homes. Houston’s drinking water system is being stressed by overflowing water reservoirs and dams, breached levees and possible problems at treatment plants and in the water distribution system. Failure of drinking water systems could lead to water shortages. As a civil engineer who has studied how flooding affects water systems, I also see a number of public health concerns   Read More ...
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The entire city of Beaumont, Texas, has lost access to clean water - Hot Air
Beaumont, Texas, has lost access to its clean water supply because of rising flood waters from tropical storm Harvey, the city’s police department confirmed early Thursday. In a statement, the Beaumont Police Department said it lost power at its main pump station along the Neches River and from its secondary source of well water in an adjacent county. This city of nearly 120,000 residents sits near the Texas Gulf Coast about 30 miles west of the the Louisiana border   Read More ...
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Harvey floods push Texas chemical plant to the brink, turn a city into an island without drinking water
PORT ARTHUR, Tex. — A week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 monster, millions of people across the Gulf Coast struggled Friday with the unfathomable misery left behind as scores were left without drinking water, forced from homes or trapped in cities transformed into islands. Federal officials kept up a tense watch at a storm-ravaged chemical plant east of Houston, waiting to see whether more of its volatile stores could ignite following fires a day earlier   Read More ...
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Texas city loses drinking water, risk of blast at chemical plant as new dangers appear after hurricane Harvey
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (NYTIMES) - The water was leaving, at last. But, across south-east Texas on Thursday (Aug 31), new dangers kept appearing in Hurricane Harvey's wake. In Crosby, north-east of Houston, loud "pops" were heard coming from a crippled chemical plant, where safety systems were flooded and authorities said an explosion could be imminent. In Beaumont, 118,000 people were without drinking water after floods disabled the city's system   Read More ...
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Drought affects millions in Indonesia
JAKARTA Millions of people across Indonesia are facing failed harvests and a shortage of clean water as a result of worsening drought conditions. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency has predicted this year's dry season may go into the next month. In Central Java, it is estimated that 1,235 villages in 266 districts will endure clean-water shortages during the dry season, said the Central Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD)   Read More ...
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Best Buy says $42 bottled water near Houston was a 'big mistake'
A case of bottled water priced at nearly $43 at a Best Buy store outside storm-ravaged Houston was a "big mistake,'' according to the retailer, with the incident sparking a social media backlash and shining a spotlight on price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. A photo of two cases of bottled water, one selling for $42.96 and the other for $29   Read More ...
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Water in HLC will be used only for drinking water purposes: Uma
Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said that all water currently being made available from the Tunga Bhadra Dam into the Tunga Bhadra Project High Level Canal (TBPHLC) system shall be used for drinking water purposes only. Speaking at the Irrigation Advisory Board (IAB) meeting at the Revenue Bhavan in the Anantapur Collectorate premises on Wednesday, he said that the TBPHLC system would receive 9   Read More ...
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25% people in city will get 24x7 drinking water, says official
Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Principal Secretary to Govt. R. Karikal Valaven here on Wednesday said that 25% of the people in the city will get 24X7 drinking water supply with the help of the Central and the State government funds. Mr. Valaven was speaking at an awareness meeting held for corporators of the city. He said that for the first phase of the project worth ₹111   Read More ...
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TMZ tags Houston Best Buy store for bottled water prices during Harvey
It doesn't take an epic disaster to make bottled water more valuable than gold. A viral photo accused a Best Buy store in Houston of price-gouging by selling bottled water at high prices as Hurricane Harvey hammered the Texas coast this week. The company now has apologized, according to TMZ. The store was selling 12-packs of Smartwater for $29.98 and 24-packs of Dasani for $42   Read More ...
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Best Buy says $42.96 bottled water near Houston was a big mistake
A nearly $43 case of water on sale at a Best Buy outside storm-ravaged Houston was a "big mistake,'' according to the retailer, even as the incident sparked a social media backlash and shone a spotlight on price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. A photo of two cases of bottled water, selling for $42.96 and $29.98, at a Best Buy in the Houston suburb of Cypress Texas, was posted on Twitter Tuesday by a journalist, unleashing a series of angry Twitter responses   Read More ...
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Best Buy apologizes for price-gouging on bottled water in Houston
HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials with Best Buy say a Houston location made a "big mistake" after it was accused of selling bottled water for more than $40 for a 24-pack in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. TMZ.com published photos showing a store selling 12-packs of Smartwater for $29.98 and 24-pack of Dasani for $42.96. Photos of the prices began circulating on social media and drew fierce criticism   Read More ...
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TMZ tags Houston Best Buy store for bottled water prices during Harvey
It doesn't take an epic disaster to make bottled water more valuable than gold. A viral photo accused a Best Buy store in Houston of price-gouging by selling bottled water at high prices as Hurricane Harvey hammered the Texas coast this week. The company now has apologized, according to TMZ. The store was selling 12-packs of Smartwater for $29.98 and 24-packs of Dasani for $42   Read More ...
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Worsening drought, clean-water scarcity hit regions in Indonesia
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Millions of people across Indonesia are facing failed harvests and a shortage of clean water as a result of worsening drought conditions. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has predicted that this year's dry season may last until September. In Central Java, it is estimated that 1,235 villages in 266 districts will endure clean-water shortages during the dry season, according to the Central Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD)   Read More ...
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