Differences Remain Over Addressing CAFO Compliance, Enforcement

Differences Remain Over Addressing CAFO Compliance, Enforcement

No one is completely satisfied with action this week from the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee on proposed fees and additional positions to oversee concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, in Wisconsin. The growing number of large farms in the state has contributed to increasing concerns over the potential for pollution.

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal would have raised annual pollution permit fees from $345 to $660, as well as institute … [more…]

What does a water treatment plant do?

What does a water treatment plant do?

You probably know about water treatment plants. You may have driven or walked past one in your home town. But have you ever wondered what it does? What does a water treatment plant take out of the water before it gets to the tap in your home? When it comes to water for drinking, it’s what’s not in it that’s important.

The sources of our drinking water in Utah are … [more…]

Illinois Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Grades Reported by American Society of Civil Engineers

Illinois Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Grades Reported by American Society of Civil Engineers; Billions in Infrastructure Investment Needed for Public Health

Billions in Infrastructure Investment Needed for Public Health

BELLEVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 27, 2019–The Illinois Section of American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) latest Report Card for Illinois’ infrastructure rates the state’s water and wastewater systems each with a C- grade. According to The Report Card, infrastructure is graded based on eight criteria: capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience and innovation.

The C- grades for water

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Novel Water Technology: A New and Advanced Way of Wastewater Treatment

Novel Water Technology: A New and Advanced Way of Wastewater Treatment

A Novel Water Technology was created by Indian-starting point specialists that can clean water twice as quick as financially accessible ultrafiltration layers.

As indicated by a group from the Washington University in St. Louis, more than one of every 10 individuals on the planet need essential drinking water, and by 2025, half of the total populace will live in water-focused on regions.

The group driven by Srikanth Singamaneni, Professor at … [more…]

Is Our Water Supply Disrupting the Human Endocrine System?

photo: a hand at the running water faucet - hormone disruptors in water?

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Exposure to emerging contaminants, even at extremely low doses, can cause adverse health effects for humans, including endocrine disruption which can lead to developmental malformations, interference with reproduction, increased cancer risk and disturbances in the immune and nervous system functions. These emerging contaminants include pharmaceuticals and personal care products, hormones, perfluorinated alkyls and volatile organics, and they may pose a threat to both the environment and human health. … [more…]